Information About Transportation Inspectors

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Training

Transportation inspectors need work experience in a related occupation.

Degrees for Transportation inspectors
Training for Transportation Inspectors
Percent
Less than High School 6.0
High School 34.7
Some College 32.2
Associates Degree 12.5
Bachelors Degree 12.0
Masters Degree 2.3
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.1

Employment

Represents about 26,000 people in the United States- 4.2% of which are self-employed

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 4,000 more transportation inspectors but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 11,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, transportation inspectors make $31.62 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Transportation inspectors $15.80 $20.90 $29.90 $40.70 $52.90
Transportation and material moving occupations $8.52 $10.00 $13.80 $19.20 $26.30
National Average $8.65 $10.70 $16.50 $26.60 $41.00

Annual Salaries

On average, transportation inspectors make $65,770 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Transportation inspectors $32,940 $43,620 $62,230 $84,770 $110,210
Transportation and material moving occupations $17,730 $20,860 $28,760 $39,990 $54,860
National Average $18,000 $22,380 $34,460 $55,470 $85,280

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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