Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
30,030 4.3 % $35.44 $73,720 1.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.50 $24.43 $34.68 $46.20 $57.86
Annual Wage (2) $30,160 $50,820 $72,140 $96,090 $120,340


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)
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 4,850 0.09 $33.16 $68,980
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 4,530 0.22 $51.74 $107,630
Rail Transportation 4,380 1.85 $41.01 $85,290
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 3,360 0.15 $26.27 $54,640
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 2,640 0.29 $21.39 $44,490

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 4,380 1.85 $41.01 $85,290
Support Activities for Rail Transportation 450 1.41 $31.26 $65,020
Support Activities for Water Transportation 1,120 1.24 $34.69 $72,150
Support Activities for Air Transportation 1,260 0.61 $33.58 $69,840
Scheduled Air Transportation 1,600 0.37 $37.50 $78,000

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 0.22 $51.74 $107,630
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services (8) (8) $42.66 $88,730
Rail Transportation 4,380 1.85 $41.01 $85,290
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 370 0.05 $40.73 $84,730
Urban Transit Systems 30 0.07 $40.23 $83,680


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 4,870 0.53 2.51 $34.38 $71,510
Texas 4,560 0.38 1.82 $38.29 $79,640
California 3,370 0.20 0.96 $35.89 $74,660
Georgia 1,410 0.33 1.56 $32.74 $68,110
Florida 1,340 0.16 0.75 $40.00 $83,190




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)
Alaska 220 0.68 3.23 $47.72 $99,260
Wyoming 180 0.66 3.15 $32.37 $67,340
New York 4,870 0.53 2.51 $34.38 $71,510
Delaware 230 0.52 2.48 (8) (8)
Montana 180 0.40 1.89 $34.42 $71,590




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maine 50 0.08 0.38 $50.60 $105,250
District of Columbia 260 0.36 1.72 $48.06 $99,970
Alaska 220 0.68 3.23 $47.72 $99,260
Oklahoma 390 0.25 1.19 $46.91 $97,580
Minnesota 210 0.07 0.35 $44.70 $92,970



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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 4,150 0.62 2.95 $33.76 $70,220
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,140 0.26 1.22 $40.14 $83,490
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,000 0.38 1.81 $34.03 $70,780
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 700 0.35 1.67 $24.99 $51,990
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 670 0.27 1.27 $47.70 $99,210
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 540 0.29 1.38 $39.69 $82,550
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 480 0.19 0.91 $44.44 $92,430
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 460 0.13 0.59 $43.51 $90,510
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 380 0.23 1.10 $35.82 $74,510
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 320 0.27 1.28 $28.46 $59,190


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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)
Savannah, GA 280 1.66 7.87 $31.54 $65,610
St. George, UT 60 1.02 4.85 $23.90 $49,710
Lancaster, PA 210 0.85 4.04 $15.92 $33,110
Anchorage, AK 140 0.82 3.88 $48.14 $100,130
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 4,150 0.62 2.95 $33.76 $70,220
Laredo, TX 60 0.57 2.68 $19.99 $41,590
Killeen-Temple, TX 70 0.50 2.36 $28.10 $58,440
Longview, TX 40 0.48 2.26 $26.60 $55,320
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 60 0.46 2.20 $32.48 $67,570
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 150 0.42 1.99 (8) (8)


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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)
Oklahoma City, OK 180 0.30 1.43 $51.99 $108,150
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 120 0.13 0.63 $48.48 $100,840
Anchorage, AK 140 0.82 3.88 $48.14 $100,130
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 670 0.27 1.27 $47.70 $99,210
Detroit-Dearborn-Livonia, MI Metropolitan Division 200 0.27 1.28 $47.07 $97,900
Greensboro-High Point, NC 50 0.15 0.71 $46.67 $97,070
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 30 0.08 0.40 $46.16 $96,010
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 110 0.08 0.40 $45.76 $95,190
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 480 0.19 0.91 $44.44 $92,430
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 80 0.13 0.61 $44.25 $92,030

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)
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 90 0.33 1.56 $35.17 $73,150
Southern Ohio non-metropolitan area 70 0.48 2.25 $25.77 $53,600
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.37 1.76 $36.89 $76,730
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 50 0.14 0.67 $19.54 $40,640
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.28 1.31 $26.74 $55,620

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 Ohio non-metropolitan area 70 0.48 2.25 $25.77 $53,600
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.37 1.76 $36.89 $76,730
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 90 0.33 1.56 $35.17 $73,150
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.28 1.31 $26.74 $55,620
Coastal Plains Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.21 1.00 $26.40 $54,910

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)
Balance of Alaska nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $40.50 $84,240
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.37 1.76 $36.89 $76,730
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 90 0.33 1.56 $35.17 $73,150
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.28 1.31 $26.74 $55,620
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $26.68 $55,490


About May 2017 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.

(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 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018