How Much Do Freight and Cargo Inspectors Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Freight and Cargo Inspectors

Freight and Cargo Inspectors inspect the handling, storage, and stowing of freight and cargoes.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$81320 per year
Hourly wage
$39 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$35,560 to $54,580 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$17 to $26 per hour

Entry-level Freight and Cargo Inspectors with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $35,560 to $54,580 per year or $17 to $26 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

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Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Freight and Cargo Inspectors to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $64 $132,710
Senior (Top 25%) $52 $107,200
Middle (Mid 50%) $38 $78,400
Junior (Bottom 25%) $26 $54,580
No experience (Bottom 10%) $17 $35,560

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
DC $53 $110,870
AK $52 $108,930
NH $48 $99,240
WI $47 $97,920
NV $45 $94,310
ND $45 $93,990
NE $45 $93,950
ME $45 $93,590
FL $44 $92,480
WA $44 $92,060

Another simple way to increase your salary as a Freight and Cargo Inspector is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like DC doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at DC might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Freight and Cargo Inspectors are in the states of DC, AK, NH, WI and NV.

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