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Cargo Inspector Salary
in Seattle, Washington

$40,244 (USD)

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Last updated: June 24, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Cargo Inspector is $40,244 a year and $19 an hour in Seattle, Washington, United States. The average salary range for a Cargo Inspector is between $33,279 and $48,147. 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 Seattle, Washington.

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Job Summary

  • 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 Seattle, Washington, United States

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

Job family population: 537,500

Estimated population of Cargo Inspector jobs: 210

Rate of error: 0.7%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



About Seattle, Washington

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Description: Seattle ( (listen) see-AT-əl) is a seaport city on the West Coast of the United States. It is the seat of King County, Washington. With an estimated 744,955 residents as of 2018, Seattle is the largest city in both the state of Washington and the Pacific Northwest region of North America. According to U.S. Census data released in 2018, the Seattle metropolitan area's population stands at 3.94 million, and ranks as the 15th largest in the United States. In July 2013, it was the fastest-growing major city in the United States and remained in the top 5 in May 2015 with an annual growth rate of 2.1%. In July 2016, Seattle...

Cargo Inspector Job Listings for Seattle, Washington

Quality Inspector (Manufacturing)
Jun 18
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NuWest Group - Manufacturing & Engineering
Quality Assurance Inspector * Pay: $20-22/hr. * Location: South Seattle * Shift: Day (6:00am-2:30pm) POSITION SUMMARY: This position is responsible for inspecting and documenting first run parts and ...
Quality Inspector (FAA)
Jun 20
Renton, WA, USA
In this FAA position the Inspector performs quality control inspections during the service of products. Records observations and may make recommendations for improving processes. Pay: $23.00 Schedule ...
Quality Inspector
May 22
Kent, WA, USA
SQA Services
Inspect material per engineering specifications such as dimensions, hardness and traceability * Review all supplied documentation for hardware acceptance per engineering requirements * Perform first ...
Quality Inspector
Apr 22
Redmond, WA, USA
NuWest Group - Manufacturing & Engineering
Great opportunity to work with an established and stable engineering/manufacturing in Redmond, WA that is looking to hire a skilled Quality Inspector. This company designs and manufactures high ...
Quality Inspector
May 2
Everett, WA, USA
Toolcraft Inc
The Quality Inspector reports to the Quality Manager and is responsible for the daily operation of quality inspection functions. JOB DUTIES - include, but are not limited to, * Perform part ...
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