Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
24,810 3.5 % $31.62 $65,770 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.84 $20.97 $29.92 $40.75 $52.99
Annual Wage (2) $32,940 $43,620 $62,230 $84,770 $110,210


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 0.22 $48.77 $101,440
Rail Transportation 4,300 1.89 $30.03 $62,460
Local Government (OES Designation) 3,660 0.07 $30.03 $62,460
State Government (OES Designation) 3,170 0.14 $22.56 $46,920
Support Activities for Air Transportation 1,430 0.88 $31.44 $65,400

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Support Activities for Rail Transportation 500 2.15 $22.48 $46,750
Rail Transportation 4,300 1.89 $30.03 $62,460
Support Activities for Air Transportation 1,430 0.88 $31.44 $65,400
Urban Transit Systems 170 0.41 $37.07 $77,110
Scheduled Air Transportation 1,290 0.32 $33.45 $69,580

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 $48.77 $101,440
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 260 0.02 $37.17 $77,300
Urban Transit Systems 170 0.41 $37.07 $77,110
Scheduled Air Transportation 1,290 0.32 $33.45 $69,580
Management of Companies and Enterprises 60 (7) $33.10 $68,850


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 3,770 0.45 2.31 $32.04 $66,640
Texas 2,650 0.26 1.33 $27.93 $58,080
California 2,310 0.16 0.85 $30.47 $63,370
Illinois 1,280 0.23 1.18 $28.37 $59,000
Georgia 1,140 0.30 1.56 $33.39 $69,440




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)
Montana 280 0.66 3.39 $25.15 $52,300
Alaska 160 0.51 2.65 $43.46 $90,390
District of Columbia 320 0.50 2.60 $47.70 $99,210
New York 3,770 0.45 2.31 $32.04 $66,640
Washington 970 0.36 1.85 $26.64 $55,400




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 320 0.50 2.60 $47.70 $99,210
Alaska 160 0.51 2.65 $43.46 $90,390
Tennessee 370 0.14 0.74 $41.78 $86,900
Maine 40 0.07 0.38 $40.80 $84,860
South Carolina 260 0.15 0.75 $40.39 $84,020





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)
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 980 0.44 2.27 $34.21 $71,160
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 750 0.21 1.08 $28.10 $58,440
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 610 0.16 0.82 $34.19 $71,110
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 580 0.43 2.20 $27.33 $56,840
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 550 0.22 1.12 $30.59 $63,630
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 470 0.20 1.05 $45.73 $95,120
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 440 0.21 1.11 $29.07 $60,470
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 390 0.41 2.13 $32.88 $68,390
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 370 0.22 1.12 $27.40 $56,980
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 350 0.41 2.11 $42.27 $87,930




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)
Stockton, CA 170 0.90 4.64 $20.39 $42,410
Laredo, TX 60 0.69 3.57 $18.03 $37,500
Clarksville, TN-KY 40 0.55 2.83 $26.82 $55,790
Savannah, GA 70 0.49 2.53 (8) (8)
Florence, SC 40 0.47 2.43 $32.30 $67,190
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 980 0.44 2.27 $34.21 $71,160
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 580 0.43 2.20 $27.33 $56,840
Billings, MT 30 0.43 2.23 $25.69 $53,430
Wichita, KS 120 0.42 2.18 $40.57 $84,380
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 390 0.41 2.13 $32.88 $68,390




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)
York-Hanover, PA 30 0.17 0.90 $50.26 $104,540
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 180 0.25 1.31 $48.86 $101,630
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 130 0.19 0.97 $47.02 $97,810
Oklahoma City, OK 150 0.27 1.40 $45.79 $95,240
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 470 0.20 1.05 $45.73 $95,120
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 40 0.06 0.31 $45.25 $94,130
Richmond, VA 30 0.05 0.27 $44.01 $91,530
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 30 0.07 0.37 $42.97 $89,390
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 350 0.41 2.11 $42.27 $87,930
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL (8) (8) (8) $41.99 $87,350

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)
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 410 4.75 24.54 (8) (8)
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area 70 0.43 2.21 $18.32 $38,100
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 50 0.44 2.25 $28.84 $59,980
Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.55 2.84 $19.97 $41,540
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.35 1.81 $35.34 $73,500

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)
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 410 4.75 24.54 (8) (8)
Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.55 2.84 $19.97 $41,540
Southeast Arizona nonmetropolitan area 30 0.51 2.64 $25.48 $53,010
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 50 0.44 2.25 $28.84 $59,980
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area 70 0.43 2.21 $18.32 $38,100

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)
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.35 1.81 $35.34 $73,500
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 50 0.44 2.25 $28.84 $59,980
Southeast Arizona nonmetropolitan area 30 0.51 2.64 $25.48 $53,010
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 40 0.13 0.69 $23.86 $49,620
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 30 0.20 1.04 $22.81 $47,450


About May 2011 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 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) 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 2011 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2011 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 27, 2012

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