Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
69,360 1.8 % $14.89 $30,980 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.21 $10.70 $13.80 $17.84 $22.67
Annual Wage (2) $19,150 $22,250 $28,690 $37,110 $47,160


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 14,540 4.91 $12.49 $25,990
Warehousing and Storage 5,070 0.63 $16.61 $34,550
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 3,360 1.13 $13.59 $28,260
Grocery Stores 3,200 0.12 $14.37 $29,900
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers 2,760 0.37 $15.97 $33,210

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 14,540 4.91 $12.49 $25,990
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 1,610 1.74 $15.75 $32,750
Waste Treatment and Disposal 1,380 1.46 $14.44 $30,040
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 3,360 1.13 $13.59 $28,260
Support Activities for Animal Production 300 1.01 $15.73 $32,720

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 40 0.03 $27.56 $57,320
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 90 0.02 $26.21 $54,530
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 70 0.02 $23.96 $49,830
Oil and Gas Extraction 80 0.04 $23.81 $49,520
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 230 0.08 $23.22 $48,300


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 12,610 0.81 1.62 $13.95 $29,010
Texas 6,960 0.60 1.20 $13.85 $28,810
Florida 3,630 0.46 0.91 $14.48 $30,110
Tennessee 2,710 0.96 1.91 $16.35 $34,020
North Carolina 2,570 0.62 1.24 $13.71 $28,520



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)
Rhode Island 500 1.06 2.10 $13.34 $27,760
Maine 590 1.00 1.98 $11.75 $24,440
Tennessee 2,710 0.96 1.91 $16.35 $34,020
Alabama 1,640 0.87 1.73 $13.75 $28,590
Nevada 1,050 0.85 1.69 $13.27 $27,610



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 50 0.16 0.31 $20.66 $42,980
Wyoming 100 0.36 0.71 $19.20 $39,940
Vermont 200 0.64 1.28 $19.19 $39,920
Connecticut 610 0.37 0.73 $19.11 $39,750
New Hampshire 140 0.21 0.43 $18.59 $38,660




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 3,640 0.89 1.76 $13.05 $27,150
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,980 0.67 1.34 $13.89 $28,890
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,580 0.24 0.48 $15.15 $31,520
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,380 0.39 0.77 $16.21 $33,720
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 1,330 0.87 1.73 $14.17 $29,460
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,220 0.93 1.85 $13.66 $28,410
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,160 0.50 0.99 $14.24 $29,610
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 880 0.65 1.29 $14.16 $29,440
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 870 0.35 0.70 $13.61 $28,310
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 820 0.77 1.54 $18.07 $37,580