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Transportation Inspectors Salary Information

The salary statistics of transportation inspectors are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of transportation inspectors within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The transportation inspectors annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2014 and published in May 2015 [1].

Table 1. Transportation Inspectors Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$114,360
75th Percentile Wage
$91,910
50th Percentile Wage
$69,170
25th Percentile Wage
$48,800
10th Percentile Wage
$32,820

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for transportation inspectors. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) transportation inspectors is $114,360. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $69,170. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32,820. It is noted that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 248% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Table 2. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $69,170 4.88%
2013 $65,950 3.56%
2012 $63,680 2.33%
2011 $62,230 7.96%
2010 $57,640 -

Table 2 shows the salary trend for transportation inspectors from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 20.00%. We note that in 2013 the average salary increased by 3.56%. We also note that the average annual wage had a moderate growth of 2.33% in 2012 and a sizable growth of 7.96% in 2011.

Table 3. Average Salary of Transportation Inspectors vs. Related Jobs

Table 4. Transportation Inspectors Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of transportation inspectors in 8 major industry sectors are shown in Table 4. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for transportation inspectors occupations is the manufacturing sector with an annual salary $74,790. The lowest paying sector is the wholesale trade sector (annual salary $33,870).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Manufacturing
$74,790
Federal, State, and Local Government
$73,710
Transportation and Warehousing
$63,560
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$57,920
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$48,610
Retail Trade
$48,460
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$42,060
Wholesale Trade
$33,870

Table 5. Median Annual Wage of Transportation Inspectors by States

From the above tables we note that not only transportation inspectors salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of transportation inspectors in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $29,230 to $107,320. The highest paying state for transportation inspectors is District of Columbia with a median annual salary of $107,320. The lowest paying state is Delaware with a median annual salary of $29,230. For more salary information of transportation inspectors profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
District of Columbia
$107,320
Maine
$104,670
Alaska
$96,280
Michigan
$93,980
Minnesota
$90,890
Massachusetts
$90,350
Kansas
$88,170
Florida
$88,060
Washington
$75,110
Alabama
$73,160
Illinois
$72,430
Montana
$72,330
North Carolina
$71,940
Kentucky
$71,370
Virginia
$71,240
Pennsylvania
$70,410
South Carolina
$69,510
Louisiana
$69,500
Texas
$69,340
North Dakota
$68,530
Wisconsin
$68,510
West Virginia
$67,380
Connecticut
$65,410
Nebraska
$63,790
California
$63,700
Arizona
$63,230
Hawaii
$63,050
Utah
$60,210
Idaho
$59,950
Iowa
$59,880
Oklahoma
$59,850
Oregon
$59,410
Tennessee
$59,110
New Hampshire
$58,370
Georgia
$58,190
Colorado
$57,670
New Jersey
$57,320
Nevada
$56,390
Mississippi
$54,380
Missouri
$52,070
Ohio
$48,300
Maryland
$46,460
Wyoming
$45,580
Indiana
$44,220
South Dakota
$41,300
New Mexico
$38,230
Delaware
$29,230