Salary for Freight and Cargo Inspectors

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Also known as:  Aircraft Inspector, Aircraft Landing Gear Inspector, Aircraft Quality Control Inspector, Airworthiness Safety Inspector, Freight Inspector, Locomotive Inspector, Motor Vehicle Emissions Inspector, Railroad Car Inspector, Railroad Inspector, School Bus Inspector

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Freight and cargo inspectors inspect and handle goods associated with the handling, storage and stowing of cargoes and freights. This occupation may be dangerous depending on the goods that are inspected. To become a freight and cargo inspector, one must first earn a bachelor's degree. Before beginning official work, several years of formal on-the-job training may be required.

A Freight or Cargo Inspector usually gets a pay level of somewhere between $35,560 and $132,710 depending on tenure and industry expertise. will most likely receive an average wage of eigthy-one thousand three hundred and twenty dollars per year.

are compensated at the highest average salary in District of Columbia, which has average pay scales of just about $110,870. These employees make the highest salary in Public Administration, where they can get average job salaries of $85,910.

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Freight and Cargo Inspectors tend to make the most in the following industries:

Public Administration
$85,910
Wholesale Trade
$85,470
Transportation and Warehousing
$84,530
Manufacturing
$83,290
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$76,250
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$72,320

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Other Services (except Public Administration)
$36,910
Retail Trade
$49,530
Educational Services
$67,400
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$72,320
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$76,250
Manufacturing
$83,290