Sanitation inspector - Salary and Career
Health and environmental agents

Sanitation inspector - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They guide and supervise activities and works for environmental and health prevention/preservation, through surveys, inspections and technical analysis of locations, activities, works, projects and processes, aiming at compliance with environmental and health legislation, promoting health and environmental education .

How much does an Sanitation inspector earn

A Sanitation inspector earns between $1.216 and $4.980 per month, with an average monthly salary of $2.091 and a median salary of $1.630 according to an Averwage.com salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 2.621 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).


Salary ranges for the Sanitation inspector

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 2.091 25.091 523 10
1º Quartile 1.216 14.586 304 6
Median Salary 1.630 19.565 408 8
3º Quartile 3.798 45.573 949 18
Higher Salary 4.980 59.756 1.245 24


Professional job categories

  • Middle level technicians
    • medium level technicians in administrative sciences
      • inspection, inspection and administrative coordination technicians
        • health and environmental agents

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Main workplaces

Health and environmental agents these professionals work predominantly in areas linked to agriculture, livestock, forestry, forestry, fishing, aquaculture and related services. They are formally employed and work as a team, as an environmental agent or public health agent, with permanent supervision. They carry out their work indoors, in the open or in vehicles, during the day, and may eventually work irregular hours. They can work under pressure, leading to a stressful situation and in uncomfortable positions for long periods, in the case of the environmental agent, they are sometimes exposed to intense noise, extreme temperatures and risks to physical integrity.


What does it take to work in the field of Health and environmental agents

The education to occupy these jobs/occupations ranges from high school to higher education, incomplete or complete, in various areas of knowledge such as: biology, engineering, etc., In addition to a basic qualification course of up to two hundred class hours, not being required professional experience.


Functions and activities of Sanitation inspector

Health and environmental agents must:

  • autuar violators;
  • inspect activities and works for environmental and health prevention/preservation;
  • autuar offenders;
  • control documents and administrative processes;
  • notice offenders;
  • inspect activities and works for environmental and health prevention/preservation;
  • subject to violators;
  • trust violators;
  • signing offenders;
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • argue offenders;
  • technically analyze projects and processes;
  • submit offenders;
  • inspecting activities and works for environmental and health prevention/preservation;
  • guide the public on health and the environment;
  • argue violators;
  • manage enforcement activities;
  • notice offenders;
  • sign up offenders;
  • inspect sites, activities and works;
  • manage inspection activities;
  • autuar violadores;
  • care offenders;
  • autuar violadores;

  • Activities

    • seal equipment when used in irregular activities;
    • monitor the release of products and equipment;
    • forward complaints;
    • manage time;
    • evaluate the impact of the activity;
    • check physical aspects of the facilities and/or site;
    • elaborate didactic material;
    • show patience;
    • request documentation from the inspector;
    • demonstrate leadership;
    • complete administrative reports;
    • check the sanitary conditions of the place and facilities;
    • issue licenses;
    • check geographic and cartographic data;
    • issue notifications;
    • participate in technical meetings;
    • return equipment, instruments, materials and products to the owner;
    • forward documents to organs competent bodies;
    • seize irregular products/by-products;
    • elaborate technical opinions;
    • elaborate technical reports;
    • send material for analysis in organs competent bodies;
    • check equipment and environmental and sanitary control systems;
    • legally frame the case under investigation;
    • answering emergency situations;
    • give technical guidance to interested parties;
    • control deadlines;
    • issue authorizations;
    • demonstrate communication skills;
    • elaborate contradict;
    • manage human and material resources;
    • formalize a proposal for an embargo, interdiction and fine;
    • demonstrate security;
    • work as a team;
    • check the existence of nutritionists in industries/hospitals;
    • promote courses and training for the qualification of institutions;
    • verify the survey documentation;
    • notify the offender;
    • request a search and seizure warrant;
    • check working conditions (use of equipment, etc);
    • demonstrate general knowledge;
    • activate competent technical bodies;
    • analyze assessment resources;
    • participate in special operations (blitz);
    • issue official letters;
    • register complaints;
    • manage maintenance of equipment and facilities;
    • cultivate professional ethics;
    • collect irregular products;
    • fill in registration forms;
    • request the issuance of a car by the police;
    • nominate the trustee;
    • verify compliance with the terms of commitment;
    • check the health conditions of professionals to perform their duties;
    • control documentation flow;
    • plan operations;
    • seizing animals under illegal conditions;
    • keep up to date;
    • issue terms;
    • manage conflicts;
    • give lectures;
    • deal with stress;
    • distribute tasks;
    • fine offenders;
    • develop creativity;
    • forward documents for supervision;
    • cultivate discipline;
    • master the legislation;
    • check the administrative process information;
    • manage financial resources;
    • investigate complaints;
    • listen carefully (know how to listen);
    • collect material for analysis;
    • demonstrate impartiality;
    • provide technical support to forestry police;
    • demonstrate common sense;
    • identify with the activity;
    • warn the offender;
    • display sensory acuity;
    • stay organized;
    • promote sanitary and environmental education;
    • schedule work;
    • monitor the clearance of works and activities;
    • analyze the licensing process;
    • seize equipment/instruments/materials/products;
    • demonstrate evaluative ability;
    • check the veracity of the complaint;
    • complete registration forms;
    • prohibit establishments and activities;
    • issue subpoenas;
    • fill in infraction notices;
    • open processes;
    • work as a team;
    • elaborate technical requirements;
    • analyze projects;
    • embargo works;
    • check compliance with the terms of commitment;
    • detain violators for referral to the competent authorities;
    • check the organoleptic characteristics of the product;
    • set priorities;
    • gather information from the local community of the occurrence ;
    • monitor terms of commitment;
    • coordinate teams;
    • check for environmental and sanitary irregularities;
    • advise municipal and regional deliberative councils;
    • promote meetings;
    • have proper posture;
    • provide for the destination of irregular products;
    • request police support;
    • investigate the production process from raw material until the final disposal;
    • collect data and technical information;
    • apply demolition notice;
    • check compliance with legal and technical requirements;
    • subpoena offender;
    • donate seized products;
    • remain judicious;
    • maintain self-control;
    • disable irregular products/by-products;
    • take measures to minimize the impacts of environmental accidents ;


    Sectors that hire Sanitation inspector the most in the job market

    • general public administration
    • water collection, treatment and distribution
    • engineering services
    • cleaning in buildings and households
    • construction of water supply networks, sewage collection and related constructions
    • building construction
    • cleaning activities
    • activities of associations for the defense of social rights
    • other service activities provided mainly to companies
    • hospital care activities




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