2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries
Vehicle Inspectors inspect and monitor transportation equipment, vehicles, or systems to ensure compliance with regulations and safety standards.
Table of contents
- Average salary
- Starting salary
- Salary rank
- Salary range
- Highest paying states
- Highest paying industries
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.
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.
|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
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|
|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|
|Warehousing and Storage||$72520||$34.87|
|Computer Systems Design and Related Services||$71410||$34.33|
|Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services||$64610||$31.06|
|Freight Transportation Arrangement||$63940||$30.74|
|Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation||$52130||$25.06|
|Automotive Repair and Maintenance||$34690||$16.68|
|Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers||$||$*|