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 2017 and published in April 2018 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$30,160|
|25th Percentile Wage||$50,820|
|50th Percentile Wage||$72,140|
|75th Percentile Wage||$96,090|
|90th Percentile Wage||$120,340|
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 $120,340. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $72,140. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $30,160. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 299% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of transportation inspectors from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
The average salaries of transportation inspectors in 13 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for transportation inspectors occupations is the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector with an annual salary $82,190. The lowest paying sector is the other services (except federal, state, and local government) sector (annual salary $28,910).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
|Real Estate and Rental and Leasing|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
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 $19,810 to $116,570. The highest paying state for transportation inspectors is Maine with a median annual salary of $116,570. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $19,810. 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|| |
|North Dakota|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|New York|| |
|West Virginia|| |
|South Carolina|| |
|New Jersey|| |
|New Hampshire|| |
|New Mexico|| |
|Rhode Island|| |
|South Dakota|| |
|Puerto Rico|| |