Transportation inspectors

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
44.6k
Average Age
46.2
Estimated Job Growth
2.32%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$63,091
Average Male Salary
$66,448
Average Female Salary
$44,939

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Transportation inspectors are most often employed by the Services incidental to transportation industry. The average yearly wage for Transportation inspectors was $63,091 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Transportation inspectors by wage are Speechlanguage pathologists, Athletes and sports competitors, and Legal support workers, all other.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Transportation inspectors are Brighton Beach & Coney Island PUMA, NY, Tottenville, Great Kills & Annadale PUMA, NY, and Brookhaven Town (West Central) PUMA, NY. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Transportation inspectors are Brighton Beach & Coney Island PUMA, NY, Tottenville, Great Kills & Annadale PUMA, NY, and Brookhaven Town (West Central) PUMA, NY.

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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 Brighton Beach & Coney Island PUMA, NY.

Yearly Wage

$63,091
AVERAGE SALARY
± $5,066

In 2020, Transportation inspectors earned an average of $63,091, $7,137 more than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Legal support workers, all other 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

0.305
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Transportation inspectors had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.305, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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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Highest Paying

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

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Industries by Share

44.6k
2020 Workforce
± 5,184
−0.288%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 16.5%

The number of people employed as Transportation inspectors has been declining at a rate of −0.288%, from 44,718 people in 2019 to 44,589 people in 2020.

This graphic shows the share of Transportation inspectors employed by various industries. Services incidental to transportation employs the largest share of Transportation inspectors at  12.6%, followed by Rail transportation with 11% and Air transportation with 9.33%.

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Demographic information on Transportation inspectors in the US. The average age of male Transportation inspectors in the workforce is 46.7 and of female Transportation inspectors is 43.2, and the most common race/ethnicity for Transportation inspectors is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

37.6k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 4,762
6.96k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 2,048

84.4% of Transportation inspectors are Male, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex 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)

61.7% of Transportation inspectors are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 12.9% 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 Sex

46.7
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.67
43.2
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 3.73

The median age of Transportation inspectors is 46.2, and Male employees are generally 3.5 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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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.

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predictive-analysisSkills

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 Quality Control Analysis, Operation and Control, and Operation Monitoring.

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Projections on job growth for Transportation Inspectors from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Transportation Inspectors are expected to see a growth of 2.32% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow less than the national average.

Job Growth

2.32%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Transportation Inspectors. This profession is expected to grow less than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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