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Licensing Examiners and Inspectors

Other names for this job might include Certified Driver Examiner (CDE), Certified Driver License Test Administrator, Compliance Examiner, Deportation Examiner, Driver Examiner, Driver License Agent, Driver License Examiner, Driver License Reviewing Officer, Driver License Technician, Examiner

  • $70250
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How Much Do Licensing Examiners Make In 2018

In this salary guide, you will find out how much do Licensing Examiners and Inspectors make.

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Average salary

Annual salary
$70250 per year
Hourly wage
$33.770 per hour

One of the most popular questions we get from our readers here at OwlGuru is how much do Licensing Examiners make per year and what is their hourly wage.

According to BLS, the average annual salary of Licensing Examiners is $70250. Their salary can also be as low as $37630 if you’re still a newbie with no experience to over $105260 if you have a ton of experience under your belt.

The typical hourly pay is $33.770 and can range from $18.090 to $50.610 which also depends if you’re a newbie or a professional.

Just like any other job, the salary of A Licensing Examiner will vary based on your education and experience level.

# = Over $100 per hour or $200,000 per year.
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After comparing how much do Licensing Examiners make with other careers, they have a salary rank of B.

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Salary range

Highest (Top 10%)$50.610$105260
Senior (Top 25%)$41.640$86620
Middle (Mid 50%)$31.990$66540
Junior (Bottom 25%)$23.640$49160
No experience (Bottom 10%)$18.090$37630

Entry-level Licensing Examiners who starts out at $49160 can expect to make $66540 after 3-5 years of experience in the field.

The bottom 10% makes less than $18.090 per hour while the top 10% makes over $50.610 per hour.

While the median wage is $66540 per annum or $31.990 per hour.

Depending on who you work for, you might also get overtime pay.

# = Over $100 per hour or $200,000 per year.

Highest paying industries

Industry nameHourly wageAnnual salary
Other Pipeline Transportation46.8997530
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing46.5296760
Other Financial Investment Activities46.2396160
Securities and Commodity Exchanges46.0195700
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities45.0393660
Natural Gas Distribution44.3992330
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage43.9891490
Motion Picture and Video Industries43.8191130
General Merchandise Stores43.4390330
Other General Merchandise Stores42.8989210
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing42.7989000
Software Publishers42.3388050
Publishing Industries (except Internet)40.4784170
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences40.4384090
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil40.3183840
Scientific Research and Development Services40.1983590
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank40.0783350
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing39.8882940
Pipeline Transportation39.7582670
Oil and Gas Extraction39.7382640
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing39.6282400
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing39.4682070
Basic Chemical Manufacturing39.4482020
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing39.3281780
Wired Telecommunications Carriers39.0481210
Postal Service (federal government)39.0381180
Rail Transportation39.0281170
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing3981120
Chemical Manufacturing38.8980900
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution38.7480580
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing38.5580180
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers38.5180100
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas38.4780010
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds38.3879830
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation38.2179480
Communications Equipment Manufacturing38.0979230
Legal Services37.9678960
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing37.6178220
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing37.4277820
Urban Transit Systems37.2977560
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing37.1177180
Broadcasting (except Internet)37.0477040
Pharmacies and Drug Stores36.9576860
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing36.8576660
Cable and Other Subscription Programming36.7176360
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries36.6376190
Federal government, including the US Postal Service36.4875880
Federal Executive Branch36.4175730
Computer Systems Design and Related Services36.2375360
Support Activities for Mining36.2175310
Other Investment Pools and Funds36.1875250
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services36.1775230
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations36.1175120
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers36.0975080
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing36.0675010
Miscellaneous Manufacturing36.0474970
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers35.9774810
Health and Personal Care Stores35.9674800
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing35.9374740
Nonresidential Building Construction35.9274720
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing35.8574560
Metal Ore Mining35.7674390
Water Transportation35.7674380
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing35.6374110
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing35.6174080
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing35.5673960
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers35.4473720
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services35.2673330
Grantmaking and Giving Services35.2473300
Management of Companies and Enterprises35.1273040
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance35.173000
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations35.0172820
Finance and Insurance34.9972770
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Local government owned34.9372660
Waste Treatment and Disposal34.9172620
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers34.8872540
Hospitals, Local government owned34.8572490
Other Information Services34.8172400
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)34.8172400
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers34.7872350
Specialty hospitals, Privately owned34.6772120
Machinery Manufacturing34.6572070
Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers34.5971950
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services34.5571870
All industries, private ownership only34.3871520
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)34.3471430
Nondepository Credit Intermediation34.3171360
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction34.2171150
Other Food Manufacturing34.271140
Insurance Carriers34.1871100
Social Advocacy Organizations34.1671060
Wholesale Trade34.1371000
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing34.1270980
Other Telecommunications33.9970690
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)33.8770450
Other Nondepository Credit Intermediation33.8470390
Hospitals, Privately owned33.7970280
Specialty hospitals, State government owned33.7970280
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Privately owned33.7870260
Ship and Boat Building33.7770250
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)33.7770240
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods33.7170120
Engineering Services33.7170120
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing33.770100
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing33.6970080
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing33.6269940
Apparel Manufacturing33.669900
Office Administrative Services33.5869840
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities33.5169700
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods33.4869630
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services33.4869630
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services33.4669590
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing33.4169500
Beverage Manufacturing33.4169500
Waste Management and Remediation Services33.3269310
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities33.2869230
Employment Services33.2869220
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing33.269050
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing33.0468720
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services3368650
Nonscheduled Air Transportation32.9768570
Dairy Product Manufacturing32.9168450
Construction of Buildings32.8468310
Plastics Product Manufacturing32.8168250
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services32.8168250
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers32.7668140
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals, Privately owned32.7568110
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories32.7268060
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)32.7268050
All industries32.6968000
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing32.5867760
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)32.5667730
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying32.5167630
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors32.4867560
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing32.4567490
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers32.3367250
Transportation and Warehousing32.367190
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages32.2567080
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, State government owned32.1566870
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing32.0666690
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities32.0366630
Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation32.0266600
Technical and Trade Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)32.0166570
Technical and trade schools, Privately owned32.0166570
Retail Trade31.9966540
Offices of Physicians31.9966540
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services31.9966530
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing31.9666480
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses31.9666470
Printing and Related Support Activities31.9566460
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction31.9466430
Nonstore Retailers31.9366410
Primary Metal Manufacturing31.966340
Hospitals, State government owned31.8566260
Other Insurance Related Activities31.8366200
Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers31.7666060
Direct Selling Establishments31.7666060
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)31.7265970
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing31.765950
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers31.765940
Sector 56- Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services31.6565820
Air Transportation31.5765660
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities31.5465600
Specialized Freight Trucking31.5165540
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers31.4965510
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers31.4865480
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing31.4665440
Outpatient Care Centers31.4665440
Administrative and Support Services31.4665430
Paper Manufacturing31.4465400
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing31.4165320
Building Equipment Contractors31.3865280
Scheduled Air Transportation31.3765250
Repair and Maintenance31.3765240
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction31.3365160
Mining (except Oil and Gas)31.365110
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing31.2665030
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Privately owned31.1864850
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers31.1164720
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing31.0164490
Depository Credit Intermediation30.9664400
Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service30.9364320
Testing Laboratories30.9264310
Federal, State, and Local Government30.9164300
Federal, State, and Local Government, excluding state and local schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service30.9164300
Educational Services, Privately owned30.8964260
Animal Food Manufacturing30.7163880
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing30.7163880
Waste Collection30.6863810
Health Care and Social Assistance (including private, state, and local government hospitals)30.6663770
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors30.6263700
Ambulatory Health Care Services30.5963620
Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers30.5363510
Activities Related to Credit Intermediation30.4963430
Services to Buildings and Dwellings30.4263280
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers30.3963210
Educational Support Services, Privately owned30.3963210
Educational Support Services (including private, state, and local government schools)30.3563140
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals, State government owned30.3263070
Specialty Trade Contractors30.2963010
Activities Related to Real Estate30.2862990
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing30.2762960
Lessors of Real Estate30.1662730
Rental and Leasing Services30.1562720
Inland Water Transportation30.0562510
Educational Support Services, Local government owned30.0162420
Building Finishing Contractors29.9362250
Real Estate29.9262240
Land Subdivision29.9262230
Coal Mining29.962200
Support Activities for Air Transportation29.8762140
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing29.7461860
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)29.7161800
Religious Organizations29.6961760
Junior colleges, Local government owned29.6761720
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing29.6461650
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing29.6361640
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)29.5861530
Educational Services (including private, state, and local government schools)29.5361420
Utility System Construction29.4561250
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing29.4561250
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction29.4161180
Machine Shops29.3961130
Home Health Care Services29.3961130
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing29.3761100
Ambulance Services29.3361010
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services29.2960920
Junior colleges, State government owned29.1460600
Food Manufacturing29.0460410
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Privately owned29.0460400
Couriers and Messengers28.9660230
Couriers and Express Delivery Services28.9660230
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities28.9360180
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing28.9160140
Educational Services, State government owned28.8660040
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, State government owned28.8359960
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries28.8259950
Security Systems Services28.7559810
Educational Services, Local government owned28.7259740
Civic and Social Organizations28.6759630
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance28.6359540
Elementary and Secondary Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)28.5559370
Other Specialty Trade Contractors28.5359340
Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works)28.4959260
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing28.4659200
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Local government owned28.4459160
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services28.3759000
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services28.2858810
Consumer Goods Rental28.2458740
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly28.2158680
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities28.1958630
Specialized Design Services27.7157640
Spectator Sports27.6757560
Other Building Equipment Contractors27.5557310
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing27.4357050
Other Residential Care Facilities27.3656920
Labor Unions and Similar Labor Organizations27.3356840
Local government, including schools and hospitals27.2856740
Other Personal Services27.2256630
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers27.2256610
Personal and Laundry Services27.1956550
Residential Building Construction27.1456460
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals27.1156390
Facilities Support Services27.0256210
Business Support Services27.0256200
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services26.9155980
Truck Transportation26.8455820
Support Activities for Transportation26.7955730
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors26.7955720
Freight Transportation Arrangement26.7555630
Investigation and Security Services26.7455620
Other Support Services26.5955300
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities26.3454790
Vocational Rehabilitation Services26.1354340
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities26.0954270
Food Services and Drinking Places26.0554190
Social Assistance2654070
Rubber Product Manufacturing25.9754020
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities25.9553970
Investigation, Guard, and Armored Car Services25.7853630
Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities25.7553570
Telephone Call Centers25.7353530
State government, including schools and hospitals25.6553360
Individual and Family Services25.5853200
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals25.3552720
Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers25.3352680
General Freight Trucking25.2952610
Water, Sewage and Other Systems24.7751520
Warehousing and Storage24.5451030
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions24.1150140
Child Day Care Services23.7249330
Accommodation and Food Services23.7149320
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists23.5849060
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation23.5448970
Traveler Accommodation23.3648590
Casino Hotels23.2748400
Offices of Other Health Practitioners23.1848210
Offices of Mental Health Practitioners (except Physicians)23.0647970
Animal Slaughtering and Processing22.9347690
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation22.0945960
Support Activities for Water Transportation21.2544190
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries20.5242680
Gambling Industries19.8841350
Support Activities for Road Transportation17.1135580

Not all industries pay the same for Licensing Examiners and Inspectors.

One of the easiest way to increase your salary is to change industries and find a higher paying one.

Highest paying states


Another simple way to boost your pay as A Licensing Examiner is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like DC doesn’t mean you will make more overall. This is because the expenses at DC may be 2x higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to the BLS, the highest paid / most successful Licensing Examiners are in the states of DC, MA, CT, NY and CA. The average salary in DC is $86580.

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