Transportation Inspectors

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
64%
risk level
POLLING
59%
Based on 17 votes
LABOR DEMAND
GROWTH
1.8%
by year 2032
WAGES
$79,570
or $38.25 per hour
Volume
24,420
as of 2022
SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
3.9/10

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Automation risk

64% (High Risk)

High Risk (61-80%): Jobs in this category face a significant threat from automation, as many of their tasks can be easily automated using current or near-future technologies.

More information on what this score is, and how it is calculated is available here.

Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions

  • Social Perceptiveness

User poll

59% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted they are unsure if this occupation will be automated. However, the automation risk level we have generated suggests a much higher chance of automation: 64% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Transportation Inspectors will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?






Growth

Slow growth relative to other professions.

The number of 'Transportation Inspectors' job openings is expected to rise 1.8% by 2032

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.

Wages

High paid relative to other professions

In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Transportation Inspectors' was $79,570, or $38 per hour

'Transportation Inspectors' were paid 71.8% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Volume

Lower range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 24,420 people employed as 'Transportation Inspectors' within the United States.

This represents around < 0.001% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 6 thousand people are employed as 'Transportation Inspectors'.

Job description

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: 53-6051.00

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