Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
24,350 2.8 % $34.05 $70,820 1.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.78 $23.46 $33.26 $44.19 $54.98
Annual Wage (2) $32,820 $48,800 $69,170 $91,910 $114,360


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) 4,390 0.22 $49.86 $103,700
Local Government (OES Designation) 3,740 0.07 $31.47 $65,470
Rail Transportation 3,700 1.65 $34.38 $71,510
State Government (OES Designation) 3,450 0.16 $25.42 $52,860
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 1,820 0.21 $28.19 $58,640

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 3,700 1.65 $34.38 $71,510
Support Activities for Rail Transportation 470 1.56 $27.22 $56,620
Support Activities for Water Transportation 630 0.66 $33.80 $70,310
Support Activities for Air Transportation 960 0.55 $34.17 $71,070
Scheduled Air Transportation 1,210 0.30 $36.83 $76,600

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) 4,390 0.22 $49.86 $103,700
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 70 0.01 $42.30 $87,990
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services (8) (8) $39.80 $82,770
Nonscheduled Air Transportation 100 0.26 $36.87 $76,680
Scheduled Air Transportation 1,210 0.30 $36.83 $76,600


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)
Texas 2,720 0.24 1.34 $34.22 $71,170
California 2,310 0.15 0.85 $34.32 $71,390
Georgia 1,170 0.29 1.62 $31.54 $65,610
Illinois 1,060 0.18 1.02 $37.89 $78,820
Ohio 780 0.15 0.84 $27.30 $56,790




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)
Wyoming 200 0.69 3.85 $26.84 $55,830
Montana 290 0.66 3.66 $33.70 $70,090
Delaware 270 0.63 3.47 $18.74 $38,980
Alaska 160 0.50 2.77 $46.32 $96,340
District of Columbia 290 0.43 2.39 $47.41 $98,620




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 290 0.43 2.39 $47.41 $98,620
Alaska 160 0.50 2.77 $46.32 $96,340
Maine 60 0.10 0.54 $45.90 $95,480
Michigan 310 0.08 0.43 $41.70 $86,730
Florida 640 0.08 0.46 $41.67 $86,670





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 1,110 0.46 2.58 $32.04 $66,640
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 590 0.32 1.79 $31.94 $66,440
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 580 0.14 0.79 $38.49 $80,050
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 530 0.23 1.30 $44.30 $92,140
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 480 0.20 1.13 $43.19 $89,840
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 480 0.27 1.47 $44.71 $93,000
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 390 0.10 0.57 $44.11 $91,750
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 360 0.29 1.62 $23.85 $49,610
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 310 0.34 1.87 $31.51 $65,540
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 310 0.21 1.16 $48.85 $101,600




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)
Cheyenne, WY 40 0.78 4.32 $19.66 $40,890
Springfield, IL 80 0.77 4.26 $32.16 $66,900
Anchorage, AK 110 0.63 3.51 (8) (8)
Billings, MT 50 0.61 3.41 $25.94 $53,960
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 170 0.52 2.87 $21.04 $43,770
Baton Rouge, LA 190 0.49 2.70 $35.58 $74,000
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,110 0.46 2.58 $32.04 $66,640
Laredo, TX 40 0.44 2.42 $22.95 $47,740
Salt Lake City, UT 220 0.34 1.88 $40.48 $84,200
Honolulu, HI 150 0.34 1.90 $38.47 $80,020




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)
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 90 0.10 0.57 $49.96 $103,920
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 190 0.25 1.38 $49.83 $103,650
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 310 0.21 1.16 $48.85 $101,600
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 200 0.28 1.57 $47.27 $98,330
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 290 0.26 1.46 $46.49 $96,710
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 30 0.03 0.16 $45.45 $94,530
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 480 0.27 1.47 $44.71 $93,000
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 160 0.15 0.84 $44.69 $92,960
Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN 120 0.20 1.11 $44.60 $92,770
Columbia, SC 30 0.09 0.50 $44.40 $92,360

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 270 3.16 17.56 $37.81 $78,650
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.51 2.81 $32.66 $67,930
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 60 0.35 1.95 $24.99 $51,980
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area 50 0.34 1.88 $17.60 $36,610
Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.48 2.64 $17.13 $35,630

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 270 3.16 17.56 $37.81 $78,650
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 40 0.64 3.55 $20.67 $42,990
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.51 2.81 $32.66 $67,930
Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.48 2.64 $17.13 $35,630
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 60 0.35 1.95 $24.99 $51,980

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)
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 270 3.16 17.56 $37.81 $78,650
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.51 2.81 $32.66 $67,930
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 60 0.35 1.95 $24.99 $51,980
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 40 0.64 3.55 $20.67 $42,990
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $20.43 $42,490


About May 2014 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.

(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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015