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Transportation Inspector Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$62,570 (USD)

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Last updated: June 24, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Transportation Inspector is $62,570 a year and $30 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Transportation Inspector is between $45,512 and $76,766. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Transportation 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

  • Compiles information concerning activities and conduct of employees on railroads, streetcars, and buses and submits written reports of findings: observes employees performing assigned duties, assuming role of passenger to note their deportment, treatment of passengers, and adherence to company regulations and schedules.
  • Observes and records time required to load and unload passengers or freight, volume of traffic at different stops or stations, and on streetcars and buses, at different times of day.
  • Inspects company vehicles and other property for damage and evidence of abuse.
  • Submits written reports to management with recommendations for improving service.
Transportation Inspector Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Transportation Inspectors

Job family population: 30,030

Estimated population of Transportation Inspector jobs: 418

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...

Transportation Inspector Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

New Car Inspector
Jun 21
Chicago, IL, USA
Alliance Inspection Management, LLC
Summary Conducts quality assurance/transportation vehicle inspection activities at designated locations. Performs uniform, consistent inspections on newly manufactured vehicles. Maintains and adheres ...
Structural Engineer - Transportation - PE - SE
Jun 23
Chicago, IL, USA
Contact: cmari@technorsgi.com
... with the inspections of the structural elements Developing project and technical reports ... transportation projects Experience with Microstation and/or Autocad
Transportation Safety Manager
Jun 19
Chicago, IL, USA
North America Central School Bus, LLC
... facility inspections to include evaluation of safe work behaviors of all personnel. 14 ... North America Central School Bus transports over 150,000 children to and from school each day. We ...
CDL Class A Truck Driver- Chicago IL
Jun 22
Chicago, Illinois, USA
QLF Transportation
QLF Transportation has immediate needs for CDL Class A Truck Drivers out of: Northern, IL ... inspections and report any problems or damage to management. - Comply with all DOT and in-house ...
Driver Coordinator
Jun 21
Chicago, IL, USA
SCR is a rapidly growing, specialized public transportation company that has built its reputation ... Oversee the Pre-trip vehicle inspections to ensure that the driver has properly inspected the ...
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