Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, November 2004

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)
25,440 3.5 % $24.30 $50,530 1.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.28 $15.91 $23.04 $31.24 $41.72
Annual Wage (2) $21,380 $33,090 $47,920 $64,980 $86,780

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) 4,510 $39.67 $82,510
Rail transportation 2,890 $23.56 $49,010
Scheduled air transportation 1,340 $31.12 $64,740
Support activities for air transportation 1,310 $19.64 $40,840
Automotive repair and maintenance 1,050 $9.04 $18,800

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Federal government (OES designation) 4,510 $39.67 $82,510
Scheduled air transportation 1,340 $31.12 $64,740
Aerospace product and parts manufacturing 860 $26.88 $55,920
Electronic instrument manufacturing (7) $26.76 $55,660
Rail transportation 2,890 $23.56 $49,010

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 220 $29.57 $61,510 0.074%
Wyoming 180 $21.37 $44,440 0.073%
Montana 180 $22.10 $45,970 0.044%
Nebraska 330 $23.73 $49,350 0.037%
Washington 900 $27.48 $57,150 0.034%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Oklahoma 200 $35.60 $74,040 0.014%
Idaho 50 $31.57 $65,660 0.009%
Maine 80 $30.96 $64,400 0.013%
Nevada 120 $29.98 $62,370 0.010%
Connecticut 180 $29.88 $62,150 0.011%

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
Springfield, IL MSA 140 $25.49 $53,020 0.129%
Anchorage, AK MSA 150 $30.88 $64,230 0.106%
Laredo, TX MSA 60 $20.29 $42,200 0.077%
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX PMSA 420 $33.41 $69,490 0.055%
Baton Rouge, LA MSA 130 $29.60 $61,570 0.043%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Oklahoma City, OK MSA 150 $40.14 $83,490 0.028%
Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI PMSA 60 $39.29 $81,720 0.007%
Bergen-Passaic, NJ PMSA 50 $39.23 $81,590 0.008%
Washington, DC-MD-VA-WV PMSA 420 $38.53 $80,150 0.015%
Portland, ME MSA 40 $37.93 $78,890 0.025%

About November 2004 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.

(7) Estimate not released.

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November 2004 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

November 2004 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

November 2004 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

November 2004 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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Last Modified Date: November 9, 2005

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