Transportation inspectors

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Total Workforce
50.2k
Average Age
46.3
Average Salary
$60,580
Average Male Salary
$64,137
Average Female Salary
$43,382

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Transportation inspectors and on wages and locations for those in the field. Services incidental to transportation is the industry that employs the most Transportation inspectors, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Transportation inspectors, by average wage, is Architectural, engineering & related services. Transportation inspectors are paid most in Northwest Wisconsin PUMA, WI but are relatively concentrated in Brighton Beach & Coney Island PUMA, NY.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$60,580
AVERAGE SALARY
± $4,909

In 2018, Transportation inspectors earned an average of $60,580, $6,691 more than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, & investigators make somewhat more than Transportation inspectors while Speechlanguage pathologists make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Transportation inspectors as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.318
WAGE GINI

In 2018, Transportation inspectors had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.318, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Transportation inspectors (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Transportation inspectors.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Transportation inspectors

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Transportation inspectors.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Transportation inspectors, by number of employees, are Services incidental to transportation, Air transportation, and Rail transportation.

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Industries by Share

50.2k
2018 Workforce
± 5,501
10.8%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 14.4%

The number of people employed as Transportation inspectors has been growing at a rate of 10.8%, from 45,347 people in 2017 to 50,228 people in 2018.

This graphic shows the share of Transportation inspectors employed by various industries. Services incidental to transportation employs the largest share of Transportation inspectors at  12.9%, followed by Air transportation with 11.5% and Rail transportation with 8.84%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Transportation inspectors in the US. The average age of male Transportation inspectors in the workforce is 47.2 and of female Transportation inspectors is 42, and the most common race/ethnicity for Transportation inspectors is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

41.6k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 5,008
8.61k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 2,278

82.9% of Transportation inspectors are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Transportation inspectors.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Transportation inspectors
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

65.1% of Transportation inspectors are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 14.9% of Transportation inspectors, Black (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Transportation inspectors.

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Age by Gender

47.2
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.59
42
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 3.71

The median age of Transportation inspectors is 46.3, and Male employees are generally 5.25 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Transportation inspectors from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Transportation inspectors is Business but a relatively high number of Transportation inspectors hold a major in Transportation.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degree-majorss. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree-majors obtained.
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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Transportation inspectors from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Transportation inspectors need many skills, but most especially Critical Thinking, Quality Control Analysis, and Operation Monitoring. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Transportation inspectors need more than the average amount of Equipment Maintenance, Science, and Repairing.

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