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Cargo Inspector Salary

$35,905 (USD)

Average Salary

$17/hr

Average Hourly

$485

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 13, 2019

The average pay for a Cargo Inspector is $35,905 a year and $17 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Cargo Inspector is between $27,359 and $42,956. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Cargo Inspector. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Description:
  • Inspects crude and refined petroleum before and after transfer from terminal tanks to ship tanks to determine if it meets prescribed standards.
  • Lowers sample container into ship tanks to obtain sample of oil residue and into terminal tanks to sample oil, or opens bleeder valves on pipelines to obtain sample.
  • Concludes amount and type of bottom sediment, water, and foreign substance present in oil sample, using centrifugal tester and following standard formulas.
  • Lowers thermometer into tanks to obtain temperature reading, and determines quantity of oil in ship tanks, using calibrated tape and conversion tables.
  • Records test results.
  • Turns valves to close tanks, inspects valves for leaks, and clamps seal around valves to secure tank contents.
  • Prepares, verifies, and examines cargo ladings, oil transportation records, and export records.
  • May direct Boat Loader in taking samples and assist in loading and unloading oil.
  • May lubricate and adjust valves, using grease gun, oilcan, and hand tools.
Cargo Inspector Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers

Job family population: 557,510

Estimated population of Cargo Inspector jobs: 217

Rate of error: 0.7%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$41,624
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Cargo Inspector Job Listings for United States

Inspector - Petroleum
Nov 6
Bellingham, United States
Intertek
Caleb Brett This team provides cargo inspection and analytical assessment to the worlds petroleum, mining, minerals and biofuels industries. With solutions based on years of expertise, innovation and ...
Field Service Technician - SLC
Nov 26
us
Smiths Detection
We are seeking level one Field Service Technicians to assist with servicing the Trace, X-Ray, CT X-Ray and Cargo Inspection systems at our customer site for the Salt Lake City International Airport
Heavy Equipment Operator Laborer
Dec 5
Charleston, SC, USA
Kudzu Staffing
Load and unload cargo * Inspect trucks before and after use * Communicate need for maintenance or repair * Adhere to safety policies and procedures Qualifications: * Previous experience in a ...
Equipment Operator
Dec 3
Platteville, CO, USA
Express Employment Professionals
Load and unload cargo * Inspect trucks before and after use * Communicate the need for maintenance or repair * Adhere to safety policies and procedures Qualifications: * Previous experience in the ...
Heavy Equipment Operator/Laborer
Nov 25
Nashville, TN, USA
Express Employment Professionals
Load and unload cargo * Inspect trucks before and after use * Communicate need for maintenance or repair * Adhere to safety policies and procedures Qualifications: * Previous experience in a ...

The average pay for a Cargo Inspector is $35,905 a year and $17 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Cargo Inspector is between $27,359 and $42,956. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Cargo Inspector. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Nov 6
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Field Service Technician - SLC
Nov 26
us
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