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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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Transportation Inspectors Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31,170
25th Percentile Wage
$50,630
50th Percentile Wage
$72,220
75th Percentile Wage
$93,590
90th Percentile Wage
$116,990

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 $116,990. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $72,220. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $31,170. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 275% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of transportation inspectors from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201672,2201.94%11.82%
201570,8202.33%-
201469,1704.66%-
201365,9503.44%-
201263,680--

Table 2. Transportation Inspectors Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of transportation inspectors in 10 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 $78,120. The lowest paying sector is the retail trade sector (annual salary $27,920).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$78,120
Federal, State, and Local Government
$76,530
Manufacturing
$75,290
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$72,310
Transportation and Warehousing
$69,510
Health Care and Social Assistance
$57,660
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$51,610
Wholesale Trade
$42,340
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$29,630
Retail Trade
$27,920

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 $18,610 to $113,540. The highest paying state for transportation inspectors is Maine with a median annual salary of $113,540. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $18,610. For more salary information of transportation inspectors profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Maine
$113,540
District of Columbia
$110,680
Utah
$106,450
Alaska
$98,590
Minnesota
$98,540
Washington
$94,580
Michigan
$91,870
North Dakota
$90,670
Oklahoma
$90,140
Iowa
$85,950
Kansas
$84,930
Wisconsin
$83,680
North Carolina
$80,560
Massachusetts
$80,090
Florida
$79,580
Virginia
$77,520
Illinois
$76,130
New York
$74,720
New Jersey
$73,560
Louisiana
$73,210
Connecticut
$71,850
South Carolina
$71,020
Tennessee
$71,020
Nebraska
$70,190
West Virginia
$67,380
Colorado
$66,240
Pennsylvania
$66,090
Missouri
$65,660
Georgia
$64,890
California
$64,670
Hawaii
$64,030
Indiana
$63,920
Texas
$63,320
Kentucky
$62,840
Ohio
$61,580
Mississippi
$61,500
Oregon
$60,510
New Mexico
$60,410
Idaho
$60,080
Maryland
$51,930
Montana
$51,420
Nevada
$50,470
Wyoming
$45,280
South Dakota
$41,000
Arizona
$39,820
Delaware
$29,580
Puerto Rico
$18,610


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