Learn about the types of people who become aviation inspectors. This page goes into detail about the employment, gender, and ethnic ratios of the workplace.


Gender Mix By Career Interest, 2023

This graph shows the distribution of females and males that are interested in becoming an aviation inspector. Four or five star ratings on CareerExplorer indicate interest.

More men than women are interested in becoming aviation inspectors at a ratio of 2.95 to 1.


Actual Gender Mix, 2023

14% of aviation inspectors are female and 86% are male.


Gender Bias, 2023

This is one of the most compelling statistics we collect. Gender bias shows the difference between gender interest in being an aviation inspector and the actual gender mix of people in the career.

If there is a significant difference, then it means there is a gender imbalance between those interested in becoming an aviation inspector and those who end up becoming one.

In this case there are more women interested in becoming an aviation inspector than those actually working as one. It is hard to pinpoint the exact reasons why, but there are likely various forces at play, from changing interests over time to societal norms and biases.


Ethnic Mix, 2019

The largest ethnic group of aviation inspectors are White, making up 59% of the population. The next highest segments are Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish and Other, making up 10% and 9% respectively.