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Aviation Safety Inspectors


Transportation inspectors had median annual earnings of $73,780 in May 2018, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Salaries ranged from less than $28,870 to $123,980 or more annually. In September 2019, reported the salary range for an FAA aviation safety inspector employed in general aviation maintenance was $49,705 to $82,680. The FAA was offering higher starting salaries (from Step 1 to Step 5 of the GS pay scale) for Operations Aviation Safety Inspectors in 2019, along with $10,000 relocation allowances for certain candidates.

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