Transportation inspectors

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Total Workforce

45.3k

Average Age

45.6

Estimated Job Growth

5.67%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$62,287

Average Male Salary

$67,638

Average Female Salary

$39,092

About

Transportation inspectors are most often employed by the Services incidental to transportation industry. The average yearly wage for Transportation inspectors was $62,287 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Transportation inspectors by wage are Training & development specialists, Millwrights, and Fire inspectors.

Transportation inspectors are part of the Transportation Occupations, along with Supervisors of transportation & material moving workers, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Air traffic controllers & airfield operations specialists, Flight attendants, Ambulance drivers & attendants, except emergency medical technicians, Bus drivers, Driver/sales workers & truck drivers, Taxi drivers & chauffeurs, Motor vehicle operators, all other, Locomotive engineers & operators, Railroad conductors & yardmasters, Subway, streetcar, & other rail transportation workers, Ship & boat captains & operators, Sailors & marine oilers, & ship engineers, Parking lot attendants, Automotive & watercraft service attendants-, Transportation inspectors, Transportation attendants, except flight attendants, Miscellaneous transportation workers, including bridge & lock tenders & traffic technicians, Crane & tower operators, and Dredge, excavating, & loading machine operators

The top 3 locations that employ the most Transportation inspectors are Tottenville, Great Kills & Annadale PUMA, NY. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Transportation inspectors are Tottenville, Great Kills & Annadale PUMA, NY.

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 Pipeline transportation. Transportation inspectors are paid most in Northwest Wisconsin PUMA, WI but are relatively concentrated in Tottenville, Great Kills & Annadale PUMA, NY.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$62,287

AVERAGE SALARY

± $5,192

In 2017, Transportation inspectors earned an average of $62,287, $10,223 more than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Millwrights make somewhat more than Transportation inspectors while Training & development specialists 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

0.34

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Transportation inspectors had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.34, 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

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 Automotive repair & maintenance.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Transportation inspectors, by average wage, are Pipeline transportation, Administration of economic programs & space research, and Air transportation.

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Industries by Share

45.3k

2017 Workforce

± 5,227

8.93%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 15.3%

The number of people employed as Transportation inspectors has been growing at a rate of 8.93%, from 41,631 people in 2016 to 45,347 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Transportation inspectors employed by various industries. Services incidental to transportation employs the largest share of Transportation inspectors at  15%, followed by Air transportation with 10.3% and Automotive repair & maintenance with 9.51%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Transportation inspectors in the US. The average age of male Transportation inspectors in the workforce is 46.4 and of female Transportation inspectors is 42.4, and the most common race/ethnicity for Transportation inspectors is White.

Gender Composition

36.8k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 4,712

8.5k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 2,263

81.3% 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

  2. Black

  3. Other

71.8% of Transportation inspectors are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 12% of Transportation inspectors, Black 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

46.4

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 1.61

42.4

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 3.46

The median age of Transportation inspectors is 45.6, and Male employees are generally 3.93 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

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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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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Transportation inspectors from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Transportation inspectors are expected to see a growth of 5.67% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

Job Growth

5.67%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Transportation inspectors. This profession is expected to grow lower than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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