Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
27,430 3.2 % $34.93 $72,650 2.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.99 $24.34 $34.72 $45.00 $56.25
Annual Wage (2) $31,170 $50,630 $72,220 $93,590 $116,990


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) 4,570 0.23 $50.41 $104,850
Local Government (OES Designation) 4,200 0.08 $33.19 $69,030
Rail Transportation 3,780 1.71 $36.13 $75,140
State Government (OES Designation) 3,310 0.15 $25.74 $53,550
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 2,530 0.28 $24.91 $51,800

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 3,780 1.71 $36.13 $75,140
Support Activities for Rail Transportation 410 1.21 $29.56 $61,470
Support Activities for Water Transportation 710 0.77 $36.17 $75,240
Support Activities for Air Transportation 1,240 0.63 $35.44 $73,720
Scheduled Air Transportation 1,650 0.39 $37.22 $77,420

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) 4,570 0.23 $50.41 $104,850
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services (8) (8) $43.25 $89,950
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 430 0.06 $39.88 $82,950
Scheduled Air Transportation 1,650 0.39 $37.22 $77,420
Employment Services 100 (7) $36.80 $76,540


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 4,160 0.46 2.34 $34.86 $72,500
Texas 3,720 0.32 1.62 $32.41 $67,420
California 3,110 0.20 1.00 $34.21 $71,150
Georgia 1,250 0.30 1.52 $32.92 $68,480
Florida 1,190 0.14 0.74 $39.51 $82,180




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 210 0.64 3.26 $46.21 $96,110
Wyoming 170 0.62 3.17 $28.69 $59,670
Delaware 210 0.48 2.46 (8) (8)
New York 4,160 0.46 2.34 $34.86 $72,500
Utah 550 0.40 2.04 $40.97 $85,220




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 240 0.34 1.75 $48.73 $101,360
Maine 50 0.09 0.44 $48.51 $100,900
Alaska 210 0.64 3.26 $46.21 $96,110
Minnesota 320 0.11 0.57 $45.23 $94,080
Oklahoma 560 0.35 1.81 $44.39 $92,330





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 3,540 0.54 2.75 $34.63 $72,040
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,030 0.41 2.07 $34.47 $71,710
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,030 0.24 1.25 $37.77 $78,560
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 680 0.35 1.80 $24.33 $50,610
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 630 0.26 1.32 $42.71 $88,850
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 540 0.30 1.54 $40.15 $83,510
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 470 0.19 0.96 $43.67 $90,840
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 410 0.11 0.58 $43.04 $89,530
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 370 0.23 1.19 (8) (8)
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 320 0.23 1.19 $29.78 $61,930




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)
Dover, DE 50 0.83 4.25 (8) (8)
Anchorage, AK 140 0.82 4.19 $47.14 $98,050
Cheyenne, WY 30 0.70 3.61 $19.11 $39,740
Laredo, TX 60 0.66 3.40 (8) (8)
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,540 0.54 2.75 $34.63 $72,040
Billings, MT 40 0.51 2.61 $27.81 $57,850
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 60 0.46 2.35 $32.13 $66,820
Oklahoma City, OK 260 0.43 2.23 $43.01 $89,460
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,030 0.41 2.07 $34.47 $71,710
Baton Rouge, LA 150 0.38 1.94 $36.75 $76,440




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)
Detroit-Dearborn-Livonia, MI Metropolitan Division 150 0.21 1.07 $51.62 $107,370
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 90 0.09 0.47 $49.00 $101,920
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 120 0.13 0.67 $48.32 $100,510
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 90 0.07 0.35 $47.40 $98,590
Columbia, SC 30 0.08 0.42 $47.17 $98,110
Anchorage, AK 140 0.82 4.19 $47.14 $98,050
Greensboro-High Point, NC 50 0.13 0.68 $46.09 $95,870
Springfield, MA-CT 70 0.20 1.05 $45.56 $94,770
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 170 0.09 0.46 $45.23 $94,070
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 70 0.12 0.60 $45.17 $93,960

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)
Eastern and Southern Colorado nonmetropolitan area 60 0.91 4.66 $20.87 $43,420
Southern Ohio non-metropolitan area 60 0.36 1.83 $26.07 $54,220
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.40 2.03 $36.32 $75,540
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.27 1.39 $26.06 $54,200
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 30 0.51 2.61 $22.15 $46,080

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)
Eastern and Southern Colorado nonmetropolitan area 60 0.91 4.66 $20.87 $43,420
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 30 0.51 2.61 $22.15 $46,080
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.40 2.03 $36.32 $75,540
Southern Ohio non-metropolitan area 60 0.36 1.83 $26.07 $54,220
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.27 1.39 $26.06 $54,200

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)
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.40 2.03 $36.32 $75,540
North Texas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $32.92 $68,480
Southern Ohio non-metropolitan area 60 0.36 1.83 $26.07 $54,220
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.27 1.39 $26.06 $54,200
West Texas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $25.75 $53,570


About May 2016 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 2016 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2017