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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping
Industry profile for Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping
Geographic profile for Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping

National estimates for Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
57,960 2.3 % $ 18.31 $ 38,080 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 12.56 $ 14.48 $ 17.62 $ 21.45 $ 25.05
Annual Wage (2) $ 26,130 $ 30,130 $ 36,650 $ 44,610 $ 52,100


Industry profile for Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Warehousing and Storage 12,730 0.90 $ 18.92 $ 39,350
Other Support Services 5,380 1.80 $ 17.38 $ 36,140
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 3,400 0.25 $ 17.93 $ 37,290
Food and Beverage Stores (4451 and 4452 only) 3,220 0.11 $ 17.31 $ 36,000
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4244 and 4248 only) 2,240 0.24 $ 17.71 $ 36,840

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Support Services 5,380 1.80 $ 17.38 $ 36,140
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 1,670 1.69 $ 18.21 $ 37,880
Waste Treatment and Disposal 1,470 1.50 $ 18.76 $ 39,030
Support Activities for Water Transportation 970 1.11 $ 19.89 $ 41,370
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers 620 0.90 $ 15.96 $ 33,200

Top paying industries for Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 220 0.04 $ 30.08 $ 62,560
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel 40 0.07 $ 25.54 $ 53,130
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 40 0.03 $ 22.47 $ 46,740
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 110 0.13 $ 21.98 $ 45,720
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 260 0.01 $ 21.97 $ 45,700


Geographic profile for Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 9,790 0.60 1.43 $ 18.14 $ 37,740
Texas 5,130 0.42 1.02 $ 17.11 $ 35,590
Indiana 3,750 1.29 3.09 $ 18.43 $ 38,340
Florida 3,000 0.36 0.85 $ 17.64 $ 36,690
New Jersey 2,490 0.66 1.58 $ 19.32 $ 40,190




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Indiana 3,750 1.29 3.09 $ 18.43 $ 38,340
Maine 530 0.93 2.23 $ 16.39 $ 34,080
South Carolina 1,520 0.75 1.80 $ 17.84 $ 37,110
Kansas 900 0.68 1.62 $ 17.14 $ 35,660
New Jersey 2,490 0.66 1.58 $ 19.32 $ 40,190




Top paying states for Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 740 0.23 0.56 $ 21.17 $ 44,040
Massachusetts 1,280 0.38 0.92 $ 20.91 $ 43,480
Kentucky 1,060 0.60 1.43 $ 20.63 $ 42,910
West Virginia 290 0.44 1.06 $ 20.56 $ 42,770
North Dakota 170 0.43 1.02 $ 20.40 $ 42,430





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 3,100 0.53 1.28 $ 17.05 $ 35,460
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 3,030 0.34 0.82 $ 19.79 $ 41,170
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 2,290 2.24 5.38 $ 18.94 $ 39,390
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,900 0.53 1.27 $ 17.97 $ 37,370
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,750 1.18 2.82 $ 18.12 $ 37,690
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,600 0.54 1.30 $ 17.07 $ 35,500
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,530 0.35 0.84 $ 18.52 $ 38,520
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,200 0.46 1.09 $ 17.94 $ 37,300
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,080 0.46 1.11 $ 21.53 $ 44,790
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 810 0.32 0.77 $ 17.21 $ 35,790




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Lewiston-Auburn, ME 130 2.83 6.79 $ 17.67 $ 36,750
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 2,290 2.24 5.38 $ 18.94 $ 39,390
Rocky Mount, NC 110 2.12 5.08 $ 15.83 $ 32,920
Visalia-Porterville, CA 280 1.87 4.50 $ 16.66 $ 34,650
Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ 100 1.81 4.33 $ 14.37 $ 29,890
Hammond, LA 70 1.75 4.19 $ 17.65 $ 36,710
Auburn-Opelika, AL 90 1.65 3.96 (8) (8)
Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH 60 1.64 3.94 $ 19.35 $ 40,250
Gainesville, GA 140 1.58 3.79 $ 11.87 $ 24,680
Harrisonburg, VA 90 1.47 3.52 $ 17.19 $ 35,760




Top paying metropolitan areas for Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 220 0.57 1.37 $ 32.89 $ 68,400
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 130 0.24 0.57 $ 24.62 $ 51,200
Tulsa, OK 160 0.36 0.88 $ 24.44 $ 50,840
Lincoln, NE 30 0.20 0.48 $ 22.95 $ 47,730
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 330 0.17 0.40 $ 22.37 $ 46,540
Worcester, MA-CT (8) (8) (8) $ 22.22 $ 46,210
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 280 0.46 1.10 $ 21.54 $ 44,810
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,080 0.46 1.11 $ 21.53 $ 44,790
Boulder, CO 40 0.20 0.47 $ 21.33 $ 44,370
Syracuse, NY 90 0.30 0.73 $ 21.02 $ 43,710

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 350 1.45 3.49 $ 16.50 $ 34,330
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 340 0.89 2.14 $ 16.88 $ 35,100
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 180 1.00 2.41 $ 17.72 $ 36,860
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 170 1.73 4.15 $ 17.56 $ 36,520
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 170 0.83 1.99 $ 19.44 $ 40,440

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 170 1.73 4.15 $ 17.56 $ 36,520
North Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 170 1.48 3.54 $ 17.50 $ 36,400
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 350 1.45 3.49 $ 16.50 $ 34,330
North Valley-Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 120 1.21 2.91 $ 17.56 $ 36,520
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 100 1.17 2.81 $ 19.00 $ 39,520

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 60 0.52 1.24 $ 22.63 $ 47,080
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area 70 0.71 1.71 $ 21.91 $ 45,570
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 40 0.58 1.40 $ 21.87 $ 45,480
Eastern Sierra-Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 21.40 $ 44,510
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 50 0.36 0.87 $ 21.34 $ 44,380


About May 2020 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021