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 profit64.00%
  2. State and local government15.92%
  3. Federal government13.07%
  4. Self-employed5.79%
  5. Private, not for profit1.21%

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
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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$78,400

State-by-state Salary

Gray states indicate no data available

$121,320
$41,550
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Associate's degree 33%
  • High school 29%
  • Post-secondary certificate 19%
  • Some college 13%
  • Bachelor's degree 3%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral 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
  • Transportation
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Education and Training
  • English Language

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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