Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

53-6051 Transportation Inspectors

Inspect equipment or goods in connection with the safe transport of cargo or people. Includes rail transportation inspectors, such as freight inspectors; rail inspectors; and other inspectors of transportation vehicles, not elsewhere classified. Excludes "Transportation Security Screeners" (33-9093).


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
24,280 2.5 % $30.31 $63,050 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.88 $20.66 $27.71 $38.54 $51.82
Annual Wage (2) $30,940 $42,980 $57,640 $80,170 $107,790


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 4,480 0.22 $48.52 $100,920
Rail Transportation 4,100 1.81 $29.80 $61,980
Local Government (OES Designation) 3,740 0.07 $27.78 $57,780
State Government (OES Designation) 3,040 0.13 $22.59 $46,990
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 1,520 0.19 $15.81 $32,880

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Support Activities for Rail Transportation 430 2.02 $20.72 $43,090
Rail Transportation 4,100 1.81 $29.80 $61,980
Support Activities for Air Transportation 1,380 0.89 $27.41 $57,020
Scheduled Air Transportation 1,300 0.32 $31.61 $65,750
Other Support Activities for Transportation 80 0.31 $23.29 $48,450

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 4,480 0.22 $48.52 $100,920
Management of Companies and Enterprises 60 (7) $36.57 $76,060
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 680 0.14 $33.18 $69,020
Scheduled Air Transportation 1,300 0.32 $31.61 $65,750
Rail Transportation 4,100 1.81 $29.80 $61,980


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 2,590 0.19 0.97 $28.61 $59,520
Texas 2,430 0.24 1.26 $28.99 $60,310
Illinois 1,160 0.21 1.10 $28.06 $58,370
Washington 890 0.33 1.73 $28.67 $59,640
Georgia 860 0.23 1.21 $32.93 $68,480




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Montana 290 0.68 3.57 $24.71 $51,390
Alaska 180 0.58 3.02 $38.76 $80,630
District of Columbia 350 0.55 2.85 $46.54 $96,790
Nevada 480 0.43 2.26 $23.76 $49,420
Washington 890 0.33 1.73 $28.67 $59,640




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 350 0.55 2.85 $46.54 $96,790
South Carolina 250 0.14 0.74 $40.31 $83,850
Alaska 180 0.58 3.02 $38.76 $80,630
Tennessee 240 0.09 0.48 $38.37 $79,800
Maine 40 0.08 0.40 $38.10 $79,240

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 720 0.33 1.72 $34.47 $71,690
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 710 0.19 0.97 $31.89 $66,330
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 640 0.18 0.94 $27.00 $56,150
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 530 0.40 2.07 $30.64 $63,730
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 500 0.22 1.15 $44.37 $92,290
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 500 0.20 1.04 $26.26 $54,620
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 390 0.47 2.47 $41.24 $85,790
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 360 0.18 0.93 $32.99 $68,610
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 300 0.38 1.97 $25.07 $52,150
Orlando-Kissimmee, FL 300 0.31 1.64 $30.38 $63,190




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Stockton, CA 230 1.14 5.95 $18.93 $39,370
Anchorage, AK 120 0.75 3.94 $38.93 $80,980
Reno-Sparks, NV 140 0.75 3.92 (8) (8)
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood, TX 70 0.56 2.91 $20.79 $43,250
Wichita, KS 150 0.55 2.88 $37.35 $77,680
Laredo, TX 50 0.54 2.82 $19.31 $40,160
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 80 0.53 2.79 $18.16 $37,780
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 390 0.47 2.47 $41.24 $85,790
Billings, MT 40 0.47 2.43 $25.05 $52,110
Olympia, WA 40 0.44 2.29 $31.08 $64,650




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 30 0.04 0.23 $46.39 $96,490
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 190 0.28 1.47 $46.36 $96,420
Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, ME 30 0.16 0.82 $45.42 $94,470
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 500 0.22 1.15 $44.37 $92,290
Richmond, VA 30 0.06 0.29 $44.20 $91,930
Springfield, MA-CT 80 0.28 1.45 $42.58 $88,570
Oklahoma City, OK 190 0.35 1.83 $41.88 $87,110
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ (8) (8) (8) $41.49 $86,290
Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN 120 0.21 1.08 $41.43 $86,180
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 390 0.47 2.47 $41.24 $85,790

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 50 0.20 1.06 $16.88 $35,110
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area 40 0.25 1.31 $17.41 $36,220
Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.40 2.11 $22.00 $45,760

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.40 2.11 $22.00 $45,760
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area 40 0.25 1.31 $17.41 $36,220
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 50 0.20 1.06 $16.88 $35,110

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.40 2.11 $22.00 $45,760
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area 40 0.25 1.31 $17.41 $36,220
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 50 0.20 1.06 $16.88 $35,110


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2010 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

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Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011