What Do You Need to Know About Home Inspector Salaries?
Home inspectors are considered self-employed, and the earning potential will depend on the quality of the service performed, which is greatly impacted by the quality of a home inspector’s education. Training programs like AHIT produce highly trained home inspectors that set them apart from the competition, and this is reflected in their work and home inspection reports. Along with this, the schedule of home inspector will impact the earning potential, whether a home inspector wants to pursue this career full-time or part-time.
We’ve broken down what factors into a home inspector’s earning potential, and why it varies:
Base inspection average fees (as reported by AHIT graduates and instructors):
How much does your business charge for a home inspection?
The average cost for a home inspection is around $500, but this doesn’t account for ancillary services. Home inspectors that earn a certification for radon or mold through AHIT, can add an additional $400 charge to a home inspection.
The home inspection career path you take can determine your annual salary:
Beyond the common items inspected in a home, home inspectors can add extra services including radon testing, mold inspection, wood-destroying organism (WDO) inspection, and foundation inspection.
Square footage of a home can increase the cost!
Under 1,000 square feet = around $200
Between 1,000 and 2,000 square feet = around $315
Above 2,000 square feet = $400+
Mobile home = $250 but can increase based on size