How Much Do Transportation Inspectors Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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

Vehicle Inspectors

Vehicle Inspectors inspect and monitor transportation equipment, vehicles, or systems to ensure compliance with regulations and safety standards.

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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 Transportation Vehicle, Equipment and Systems 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 Transportation Vehicle, Equipment and Systems 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 Transportation Vehicle, Equipment and Systems 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 Transportation Inspectors are in the states of DC, AK, NH, WI and NV.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Federal Executive Branch $116020 $55.78
Nonscheduled Air Transportation $96950 $46.61
Scheduled Air Transportation $96360 $46.33
Support Activities for Water Transportation $91680 $44.08
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services $90660 $43.58
Rail Transportation $89700 $43.12
Support Activities for Air Transportation $84050 $40.41
Charter Bus Industry $83600 $40.19
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing $82220 $39.53
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services $80970 $38.93
Support Activities for Rail Transportation $76980 $37.01
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers $74870 $35.99
Local Government $74860 $35.99
Warehousing and Storage $72520 $34.87
Computer Systems Design and Related Services $71410 $34.33
Truck Transportation $67540 $32.47
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $64610 $31.06
Freight Transportation Arrangement $63940 $30.74
State Government $58170 $27.97
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation $52130 $25.06
Automotive Repair and Maintenance $34690 $16.68
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