Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, November 2003

53-6051 Transportation Inspectors

Inspect equipment or goods in connection with the safe transport of cargo or people. Include rail transport inspectors, such as freight inspectors, car inspectors, rail inspectors, and other nonprecision inspectors of other types of transportation vehicles.

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area 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)
23,860 3.2 % $24.07 $50,060 1.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.60 $16.13 $23.79 $29.61 $39.71
Annual Wage (2) $22,040 $33,540 $49,480 $61,580 $82,590

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Federal government (OES designation) 4,590 $37.44 $77,870
Rail transportation 2,990 $22.70 $47,220
Scheduled air transportation 1,550 $29.28 $60,910
Support activities for air transportation 1,200 $18.75 $39,010
Support activities for road transportation 900 $14.44 $30,040

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Federal government (OES designation) 4,590 $37.44 $77,870
Scheduled air transportation 1,550 $29.28 $60,910
Aerospace product and parts manufacturing 570 $27.27 $56,730
Scientific research and development services 70 $26.84 $55,820
Electronic instrument manufacturing 80 $26.01 $54,090

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Alaska 230 $29.46 $61,270 0.079%
Wyoming 140 $18.87 $39,240 0.058%
Nebraska 330 $23.90 $49,720 0.038%
District of Columbia 220 $42.86 $89,150 0.037%
Texas 2,950 $20.42 $42,480 0.032%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
District of Columbia 220 $42.86 $89,150 0.037%
Idaho 30 $33.09 $68,830 0.005%
Maine 70 $31.20 $64,900 0.012%
Oklahoma 320 $31.10 $64,690 0.023%
Alaska 230 $29.46 $61,270 0.079%

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Anchorage, AK MSA 160 $30.29 $63,000 0.116%
Springfield, IL MSA 90 $21.78 $45,300 0.084%
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX PMSA 500 $30.90 $64,270 0.066%
Dallas, TX PMSA 920 $16.14 $33,580 0.049%
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY MSA 210 $18.89 $39,290 0.048%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI PMSA 60 $36.29 $75,480 0.007%
Oklahoma City, OK MSA 190 $36.21 $75,330 0.036%
Portland, ME MSA 40 $35.86 $74,580 0.026%
Bergen-Passaic, NJ PMSA 60 $35.77 $74,400 0.009%
Washington, DC-MD-VA-WV PMSA 390 $35.67 $74,190 0.014%

About November 2003 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. 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.

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November 2003 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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Last Modified Date: April 19, 2005

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