Tariff Inspector

Verify use of current tariff rates at railroad freights and ticket offices.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$23,000 – $52,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Tariff Inspectors do?

Verifies use of current tariff rates at railroad freight, passenger agent, and ticket offices: Visits offices and examines records, such as freight bills, to ascertain whether current rates are in use, in accordance with tariff schedules. Computes and verifies tariff rates applied, using calculating machine and rate books. Issues instructions to agent regarding correction of errors in rates. Compiles reports for management, identifying names of agents and locations using incorrect tariffs.


Should I be a Tariff Inspector?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • How to become a Tariff Inspector

    We recommend at least a Certificate. Check out these schools offering Tariff Inspector-related education!
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