Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
25,860 3.0 % $34.72 $72,220 1.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.55 $24.13 $34.05 $44.63 $55.76
Annual Wage (2) $34,420 $50,200 $70,820 $92,840 $115,970


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) 4,530 0.23 $49.89 $103,770
Local Government (OES Designation) 4,200 0.08 $32.31 $67,200
Rail Transportation 3,520 1.64 $35.19 $73,190
State Government (OES Designation) 3,440 0.16 $24.52 $51,000
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 1,870 0.21 $28.95 $60,210

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rail Transportation 3,520 1.64 $35.19 $73,190
Support Activities for Rail Transportation 500 1.49 $29.94 $62,270
Support Activities for Water Transportation 800 0.82 $33.63 $69,960
Support Activities for Air Transportation 1,150 0.62 $35.23 $73,280
Scheduled Air Transportation 1,580 0.38 $37.10 $77,160

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) 4,530 0.23 $49.89 $103,770
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 270 0.04 $46.82 $97,390
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 50 (7) $42.77 $88,950
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 60 0.01 $42.28 $87,950
Nonscheduled Air Transportation 90 0.23 $39.23 $81,600


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)
New York 4,120 0.46 2.45 $33.96 $70,640
Texas 3,770 0.33 1.74 $31.83 $66,200
California 2,390 0.15 0.82 $33.83 $70,360
Georgia 1,110 0.27 1.44 $34.81 $72,410
Illinois 1,070 0.18 0.97 $38.01 $79,060



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)
Delaware 280 0.65 3.45 $19.50 $40,550
Wyoming 180 0.64 3.43 $27.43 $57,060
Montana 270 0.60 3.21 $34.76 $72,300
Alaska 190 0.58 3.09 $45.63 $94,920
New York 4,120 0.46 2.45 $33.96 $70,640



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 250 0.37 1.99 $48.39 $100,660
Alaska 190 0.58 3.09 $45.63 $94,920
Maine 50 0.08 0.42 $44.35 $92,250
Minnesota 250 0.09 0.49 $44.18 $91,900
Oklahoma 510 0.32 1.72 $42.52 $88,440




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)
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,600 0.56 2.97 $33.55 $69,780
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 980 0.40 2.11 $35.90 $74,660
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 650 0.67 3.55 $28.99 $60,300
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 650 0.16 0.84 $35.75 $74,360
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 570 0.24 1.30 $46.05 $95,780
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 510 0.21 1.13 $42.83 $89,090
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 500 0.28 1.51 $35.05 $72,900
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 460 0.25 1.31 $30.45 $63,330
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 400 0.11 0.60 $43.98 $91,480
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 320 0.21 1.12 $50.12 $104,250



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)
Cheyenne, WY 30 0.75 4.00 $19.11 $39,750
Anchorage, AK 130 0.72 3.85 $46.22 $96,130
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 650 0.67 3.55 $28.99 $60,300
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 190 0.57 3.03 $21.52 $44,770
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,600 0.56 2.97 $33.55 $69,780
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 60 0.50 2.65 $30.40 $63,230
Billings, MT 40 0.49 2.63 $26.80 $55,740
Baton Rouge, LA 180 0.46 2.45 $35.60 $74,040
Oklahoma City, OK 260 0.43 2.27 $40.58 $84,410
Laredo, TX 40 0.43 2.27 $23.79 $49,490



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)
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 320 0.21 1.12 $50.12 $104,250
Detroit-Dearborn-Livonia, MI Metropolitan Division 160 0.22 1.16 $49.77 $103,520
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 90 0.10 0.53 $48.64 $101,180
Salt Lake City, UT (8) (8) (8) $48.09 $100,020
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 230 0.30 1.60 $48.00 $99,840
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 90 0.10 0.54 $46.77 $97,290
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 70 0.06 0.31 $46.37 $96,460
Anchorage, AK 130 0.72 3.85 $46.22 $96,130
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 40 0.04 0.24 $46.11 $95,910
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 570 0.24 1.30 $46.05 $95,780

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)
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 70 0.57 3.02 $33.43 $69,530
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 40 0.12 0.65 $20.70 $43,060
Border Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.64 3.40 (8) (8)
Southeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 40 0.22 1.17 $33.67 $70,020
Southwest Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 30 0.50 2.69 $18.07 $37,580

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)
Border Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.64 3.40 (8) (8)
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 70 0.57 3.02 $33.43 $69,530
Southwest Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 30 0.50 2.69 $18.07 $37,580
Southeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 40 0.22 1.17 $33.67 $70,020
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area 30 0.18 0.98 $18.00 $37,440

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)
Southeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 40 0.22 1.17 $33.67 $70,020
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 70 0.57 3.02 $33.43 $69,530
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $25.00 $52,000
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 40 0.12 0.65 $20.70 $43,060
Southwest Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 30 0.50 2.69 $18.07 $37,580


About May 2015 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 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 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016