Inspector of Dredging

Estimate quantity of materials dredged from bed of waterway.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $66,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Inspector of Dredgings do?

Estimates quantity of material dredged from bed of waterway, according to depth of residue deposited in scow, to ensure that dredging depth conforms to engineering specifications. Keeps records of findings. May drop measured lengths of weighted cable from scow to verify dredging depth.


Should I be an Inspector of Dredging?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Helpful: You always keep an eye out for what other people need.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Shore Hand, Dredge or Barge

    How to become an Inspector of Dredging

    Inspector of Dredgings generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Inspector of Dredging-related education!
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