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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Transportation Inspectors Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage 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.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of transportation inspectors from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$72,140
-0.11% 11.73%
2016
$72,220
1.94% -
2015
$70,820
2.33% -
2014
$69,170
4.66% -
2013
$65,950
3.44% -
2012
$63,680
- -

Table 2. Transportation Inspectors Salary by Industry Sector

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
$82,190
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$76,400
Federal, State, and Local Government
$74,630
Transportation and Warehousing
$73,830
Manufacturing
$73,580
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$59,420
Health Care and Social Assistance
$57,660
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$51,610
Educational Services
$45,890
Wholesale Trade
$40,260
Retail Trade
$40,190
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$32,230
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$28,910

Table 3. 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 $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
Maine
$116,570
District of Columbia
$104,290
Minnesota
$103,610
Oklahoma
$101,250
Alaska
$101,130
Iowa
$91,600
Kansas
$88,770
Illinois
$86,810
Nebraska
$85,850
North Dakota
$85,810
Idaho
$85,810
Wisconsin
$85,510
Michigan
$85,020
Massachusetts
$81,250
Florida
$81,160
North Carolina
$79,800
Texas
$79,320
Alabama
$78,300
Colorado
$78,190
Louisiana
$74,590
Tennessee
$74,580
Mississippi
$73,760
Hawaii
$73,690
Virginia
$72,960
Kentucky
$72,590
New York
$72,280
Connecticut
$71,720
California
$71,300
Indiana
$71,130
Arkansas
$68,930
Washington
$68,290
Georgia
$67,810
West Virginia
$67,380
Oregon
$64,530
South Carolina
$64,020
Wyoming
$62,830
Missouri
$62,200
New Jersey
$62,190
New Hampshire
$57,530
New Mexico
$57,150
Ohio
$55,460
Montana
$54,990
Maryland
$53,110
Pennsylvania
$53,110
Vermont
$51,440
Rhode Island
$47,590
South Dakota
$44,300
Arizona
$40,180
Utah
$37,860
Delaware
$29,580
Nevada
$28,940
Puerto Rico
$19,810



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