Salary for Transportation Inspectors

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These workers inspect any and all goods associated with the transport of cargo or persons. This occupation may or may not be dangerous depending on the goods that are inspected. To become a transportation inspector, one must first acquire a high school diploma, GED or above. Before beginning official work, a few months to a year of formal training on-the-job may be required.

A Transportation Inspector will normally receive an average salary ranging between 40000 - 60000 based on tenure and industry expertise. Transportation Inspectors can get wages of Fifty Five Thousand Three Hundred dollars annually.

Transportation Inspectors can obtain the highest compensation in the District of Columbia, where they get pay of close to about $93530. They are compensated highest in Public Administration, where they receive pay levels, on average, of $76060.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 6.76 percent nationwide in that time.
Transportation Inspectors tend to make the most in the following industries
Management of Companies and Enterprises $76,060
Public Administration $72,040
Manufacturing $67,170
Retail Trade $61,930
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $58,710
Transportation and Warehousing $58,380
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Other Services (except Public Administration) $33,070
Wholesale Trade $40,520
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $43,220
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing $49,470
Transportation and Warehousing $58,380
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $58,710