Salary for Government Property Inspectors and Investigators

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Also known as:  Air Pollution Compliance Inspector, Compliance Investigator, Driver's License Examiner, EEO Officer, Environmental Compliance Inspector, Equal Employment Opportunity Investigator, Equal Employment Opportunity Officer, Equal Employment Opportunity Representative, Immigration Investigator, Inspector of Weights and Measures helps find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations. Sign up in our career community today!

The primary duties of government property inspectors and investigators include, but are not limited to, the investigation and inspection of government equipment to ensure contractual and regulatory compliance. This may include collecting, processing, and storing evidence against suspected individuals or companies suspected of violating contracts and/or government regulations. The work of government property inspectors and investigators may involve sample collection and processing and reviewing license and permit compliance of agencies and contractors. Most individuals in this position do not have a college degree, although many have completed some post-secondary coursework.

A Government Property Inspector or Investigator can get salaries in a range of $40,160 and $115,220 depending on education and experience. get an average compensation of seventy-five thousand six hundred and twenty dollars yearly.

can get the best pay in District of Columbia, where they earn compensation, on average, of close to $96,700. Employees who work in this career can make the most money in Utilities, which has normal pay levels of $91,670.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 50.64 percent nationwide in that time.


Government Property Inspectors and Investigators tend to make the most in the following industries:

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Management of Companies and Enterprises
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
Accommodation and Food Services
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
Retail Trade
Health Care and Social Assistance
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
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