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Car Inspector Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$72,981 (USD)

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Last updated: June 26, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Car Inspector is $72,981 a year and $35 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Car Inspector is between $52,417 and $89,985. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Car Inspector. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

  • Inspects railroad cars or streetcars at terminals for damage, such as broken windows, jammed doors, defective locks, worn or damaged seats, and malfunctioning rest room facilities.
  • Notifies train dispatcher if damage requires car to be moved to shop for repair.
  • May make minor repairs.
Car Inspector Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Transportation Inspectors

Job family population: 30,030

Estimated population of Car Inspector jobs: 3,029

Rate of error: 4.3%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



About Chicago, Illinois

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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,705,994 (2018), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

Car Inspector Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

New Car Inspector
Jun 21
Chicago, IL, USA
Alliance Inspection Management, LLC
New Car Inspector Reports to: New Car Facility Lead or New Car Facility Manager Pay: $12-14 Depending on experience I. Summary Conducts quality assurance/transportation vehicle inspection activities ...
Automotive Service Dispatcher
Jun 13
Orland Park, IL, USA
Process all Used Car Inspections * Inform ASM and/or Service Manager about the status of repair orders, problems, delays and requests. * Provide supervisor with status reports on all open tickets
Roofing/Waterproofing Inspector
May 13
Des Plaines, IL, USA
International Leak Detection
Travel by car or plane to project sites within the United States * Ability to break-down problems and solve problems in a timely manner. Skills & Qualifications include: * Graduation of High School ...
Automotive Service Technician ****Multiple Openings****
Jun 6
Addison, IL, USA
Meineke Car Care Centers
Meineke Car Care is seeking an Automotive Technician to become an integral part of our team. This ... Inspect and test new vehicles for necessary adjustments * State inspection of vehicles (if ...
Car Detailer (Same Day Pay)
Jun 21
Saint Charles, IL, USA
Moonrise is currently seeking ambitious and thorough Car Detailers courtesy of our Fortune 500 ... Perform inspections, maintain complete and accurate records of the vehicles condition * Operate ...
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