Transportation Inspectors (53-6051)

Occupation 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. Excludes Transportation Security Screeners (33-9093).

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Employment and Job Openings

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 212227 7.12 67
United States 26,40026,700 1.230 680710

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with low employment opportunities. Read more.


2015 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 34.7216.5524.13 34.0544.6355.76
Alaska 45.6325.1736.86 46.7655.5162.16
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 46.2223.1536.86 48.2256.9762.25

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
929 9.848.3 40.2
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation19
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation18
UI claimants previously working in occupation12
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 223
Number of job position postings 20
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 11.2

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: High school diploma or equivalent Work experience: None On-the-job training: Moderate-term on-the-job training

Training Resources

 Degree
Alaska Teamster-Employer Service Training Trust   (Anchorage)
Hazardous Material Transportation Specialist
Transportation Awareness; 49 CFR 172.704

 Degree
Alaska West Training Center   (Fairbanks)
Hazardous Materials Transportation Basic - HMT02
Hazardous Materials Transportation by Air Basic - HMT04
Hazardous Materials Transportation by Air Recurring - HMT05
Hazardous Materials Transportation General Awareness - HMT01
Hazardous Materials Transportation Infectious Substance - HMT10
Hazardous Materials Transportation Recurring - HMT03
Hazardous Materials Transportation Waste - HMT08
Transportation Specialist - ER10

 Degree
Center for Employment Education   (Anchorage)
Hazardous Materials Transportation Specialist
Transportation Awareness, 49 CFR 172.704

 Degree
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University   (JBER)
Aviation Security BS

 Degree
Environmental Management Inc   (Anchorage)
Hazardous Materials Transportation 12 Hours Certificate
Hazardous Materials Transportation 24 Hours Certificate
Hazardous Materials Transportation Refresher (IMDG) Certificate