The average home inspector salary in the U.S. is about $58,000, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (bls.gov). You’ll make about $450 bucks per inspection. Depending on what state you live in, you could make up to $91,000/PER YEAR. (According to AHIT website)
However, this can vary per state and when your career is in its early stages. Just like any real business your referrals will grow and your business will grow over time. Many start out doing inspections as a side job. This can lead to side jobs for remodels and repairs for your now trusted customers.
Your referral network can snowball very rapidly. For example, just 3 realtors that become referral sources giving you only 3 referrals each month would be 9 inspections per month. 9x$400 would be $3,600 in extra money each month from referrals alone. Not to mention your Google listings and phone calls coming from direct customers shopping for inspections.
Your salary as a self employed home inspector greatly depends on how many inspections you’re willing to fit into your schedule. Even a part time inspector can make a killing. How much does it cost you? Not much, we get you there.