Construction and Building Inspectors (47-4011)

Occupation description:  Inspect structures using engineering skills to determine structural soundness and compliance with specifications, building codes, and other regulations. Inspections may be general in nature or may be limited to a specific area, such as electrical systems or plumbing.

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 307304 -1.015 1732
United States 105,100115,700 10.05,400 6,20012,650

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with moderate employment opportunities. Read more.

2019 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 30.9617.5222.65 29.1937.7847.51
Alaska 40.4027.0132.98 39.1948.1957.18
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 41.1026.4133.59 40.2949.5958.03
Balance of State 39.9228.5832.66 36.9646.1057.70

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
360113 31.468.3 57.0
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation57
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation23
UI claimants previously working in occupation57
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 248
Number of job position postings 14
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 17.7

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: High school diploma or equivalent Work experience: More than 5 years On-the-job training: Moderate-term on-the-job training

Training Resources

AK Warm - Energy Use Software, an Introduction for Builders
AK Warm Basics 101
AKWarm for Building Energy Design and Analysis
Appropriate Sustainable Design of Buildings and Constructions
BEES - Alaska Building Energy Efficiency Standard
BEES Certification 2008
Blower Door Introduction
Blower Door Testing Certification Workshop
Rating a Log Home
The How’s and Whys of Building Diagnostics
What’s New in Residential Building Codes

ABC of Alaska   (Anchorage)
Standards and Inspection Procedures

Alaska Craftsman Home Program   (Anchorage)
Advanced Cold Climate Home Building Techniques
Building Energy Efficiency Standard
How to Choose a Contractor

Alaska Housing Finance Corporation   (Anchorage)
Air Leakage
Building Compliance Certification 2012
Building Science Basics
Doors and Windows
Ice Dams
Lighting and Appliances
Read Your Rating
Secrets and Science of Energy Efficiency

Alaska Works   (Anchorage)
Pipeline Training

Environmental Management Inc   (Anchorage)
EPA/AHERA Inspector Initial Certificate
EPA/AHERA Management Planner Initial Certificate
EPA/AHERA Management Planner Refresher Certificate
Trenching, Excavating & Shoring Certificate

Satori Group Inc   (Anchorage)
AHERA Building Inspector Initial Certificate
AHERA Building Inspector Refresher Certificate
Trenching and Excavation Competent Person Training Certificate

University of Alaska Southeast, Juneau   (Juneau)
Building Energy Retrofit Technician OEC

Wisdom & Associates, Inc.   (Kenai)
2009 International Residential Code, Part 1
2012 International Residential Code
2012 International Residential Code, Part 2
Advanced Blower Door
AEE - Certified Energy Auditor Class
Basic Blower Door
Benchmarking & Utility Analysis
Benchmarking & Utility Analysis - AHFC Sponsored
Blower Door & Pressure Diagnostics
BPI Field Testing Procedure Review
Building Compliance Certification 2012
Commissioning & Retro-Commissioning - AHFC Sponsored
Negative Pressure Imbalances
Overview of the BEES Ventiliation Standard