Career Profile

Transportation Inspectors

Education High school diploma or equivalent
This is the typical education required for an entry-level position.
Earnings $58,500
This is the typical median salary earned for an entry-level position.

Transportation Inspectors inspect equipment or goods in connection with the safe transport of cargo or people.

General Information

Inspect equipment or goods in connection with the safe transport of cargo or people. Includes rail transportation inspectors, such as freight inspectors, rail inspectors, and other inspectors of transportation vehicles not elsewhere classified.

Transportation Inspectors

Occupational Outlook

For the Rural Capital Area


Job Opportunities

Over the next five years, an average of 5 openings per year are projected for Transportation Inspectors.


Employment Change

Employment for Transportation Inspectors is forecasted to increase on par with the regional average by 13.8% between 2022 and 2027.


Earnings Potential

An average worker in this occupation is paid $28.14/hour. Entry level workers are paid $17.76, while experienced workers are paid $33.33. The median wage is comparable to average regional wages across occupations.

Local Employment Opportunities

There are 37 Transportation Inspectors in the RCA region. By 2027 this number could reach 42.

Top 5 Employing Industries, Locally

The top industries employing Transportation Inspectors are Automotive Repair and Maintenance, Justice, Public Order, and Safety Activities, and Rail Transportation.

Knowledge Areas

The top most significant knowledge categories for Transportation Inspectors include Mechanical, English Language, and Transportation.

Educational Attainment Patterns

The most common level of education for Transportation Inspectors is HS diploma or less. 37% of people employed in these roles have some form of college degree.

Sources: BLS   JobsEQ®   ONET