Aviation Inspectors

General Information

Description

Inspect aircraft, maintenance procedures, air navigational aids, air traffic controls, and communications equipment to ensure conformance with Federal safety regulations.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit70.50%
  2. State and local government14.82%
  3. Federal government9.26%
  4. Self-employed4.33%
  5. Private, not for profit1.09%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Industry areas

  • Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
  • Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
  • Rail Transportation
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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$71,330

State-by-state Salary

Gray states indicate no data available

$116,570
$19,810
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Post-secondary certificate 61%
  • High school 19%
  • Associate's degree 17%
  • Some college 1%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Bachelor's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

Knowledge

  • Mechanical
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Production and Processing
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Clerical

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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