SOC Code 53-6051 - Transportation Inspectors

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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.


SOC Code 53-6051 - Transportation Inspectors is a a final level code of the “Transportation and Material Moving Occupations” Major Occupation Category. There are 30,020 total employees classified in this occupation in the USA, with an average Hourly Wage of $37.27 and average Annual Wage of $77,530.


Occupation Examples

  • Aircraft Inspector
  • Aircraft Landing Gear Inspector
  • Aircraft Quality Control Inspector
  • Airworthiness Safety Inspector
  • Freight Inspector
  • Locomotive Inspector
  • Motor Vehicle Emissions Inspector
  • Railroad Car Inspector
  • Railroad Inspector
  • School Bus Inspector
  • Transit Vehicle Inspector

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