Pole Inspector

Inspect poles and pilings.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$20,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Pole Inspectors do?

Inspects poles and piling supplied to plant for defects and classifies them according to size and specifications preparatory to treating process: Examines poles for framing and defects, such as splits and knots. Measures length and diameter of poles. Stamps or writes measurements and symbols on ends of poles. Classifies poles according to size and prepares written report showing size, class, and number of poles ready for treating process.


Should I be a Pole Inspector?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Pellet-Post Inspector

    How to become a Pole Inspector

    Most Pole Inspectors have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9zcaaa&chl=no+college+%2869%25%29|certificate+%2828%25%29|associate%27s+%283%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,69,69
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