Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping

Weigh, measure, and check materials, supplies, and equipment for the purpose of keeping relevant records. Duties are primarily clerical by nature. Includes workers who collect and keep record of samples of products or materials. Excludes "Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers" (51-9061).


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
68,090 2.0 % $14.07 $29,270 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.82 $10.40 $13.17 $16.88 $20.98
Annual Wage (2) $18,350 $21,620 $27,390 $35,110 $43,650


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Support Services 11,810 4.15 $11.83 $24,600
Warehousing and Storage 5,070 0.78 $15.29 $31,800
Grocery Stores 3,860 0.16 $13.00 $27,040
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers 3,230 0.45 $15.41 $32,050
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 2,700 0.55 $11.96 $24,880

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Support Services 11,810 4.15 $11.83 $24,600
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 1,310 1.46 $15.02 $31,250
Waste Treatment and Disposal 1,280 1.34 $14.67 $30,510
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 2,350 0.81 $14.14 $29,400
Warehousing and Storage 5,070 0.78 $15.29 $31,800

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 70 0.06 $26.32 $54,750
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing (8) (8) $23.97 $49,850
Outpatient Care Centers 40 0.01 $22.53 $46,870
Oil and Gas Extraction 60 0.04 $21.65 $45,020
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 190 0.03 $20.62 $42,880


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 13,210 0.94 1.77 $13.27 $27,610
Texas 4,980 0.48 0.91 $13.47 $28,020
Florida 4,560 0.64 1.20 $12.86 $26,750
North Carolina 2,470 0.65 1.22 $12.99 $27,020
Pennsylvania 2,390 0.43 0.81 $15.21 $31,640




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Arkansas 1,480 1.29 2.44 $11.90 $24,760
Maine 550 0.96 1.81 $11.40 $23,710
California 13,210 0.94 1.77 $13.27 $27,610
West Virginia 630 0.90 1.70 $16.07 $33,430
Alabama 1,390 0.77 1.44 $13.13 $27,320




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 980 0.31 0.59 $19.28 $40,110
Wyoming 90 0.33 0.63 $18.42 $38,310
Vermont 190 0.65 1.22 $16.55 $34,430
New Hampshire 310 0.52 0.98 $16.46 $34,230
Illinois 2,280 0.41 0.77 $16.37 $34,060





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,250 1.11 2.09 $12.90 $26,830
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,320 0.37 0.70 $16.45 $34,210
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 1,300 1.62 3.04 $12.00 $24,970
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,200 1.05 1.98 $14.01 $29,130
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,160 0.52 0.98 $14.64 $30,450
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,140 0.56 1.05 $14.62 $30,400
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,120 0.44 0.83 $14.00 $29,110
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,110 0.22 0.41 $14.57 $30,300
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 1,090 0.79 1.48 $15.37 $31,960
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 1,070 0.87 1.63 $12.34 $25,660




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 280 2.39 4.50 $10.59 $22,030
Morgantown, WV 140 2.31 4.35 $22.68 $47,170
Gadsden, AL 80 2.25 4.23 $16.87 $35,080
Fort Smith, AR-OK 230 2.07 3.89 $11.02 $22,920
Clarksville, TN-KY 150 1.93 3.63 $13.29 $27,650
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 840 1.89 3.55 $14.47 $30,100
Anniston-Oxford, AL 80 1.81 3.42 $16.85 $35,050
Fresno, CA 540 1.72 3.25 $11.53 $23,980
Goldsboro, NC 70 1.71 3.22 $12.68 $26,370
Gainesville, GA 120 1.69 3.18 $11.81 $24,560