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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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)
54,760 1.7 % $ 19.01 $ 39,540 0.5 %

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

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 13.88 $ 14.53 $ 18.08 $ 22.50 $ 23.95
Annual Wage (2) $ 28,860 $ 30,210 $ 37,610 $ 46,810 $ 49,810


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 14,220 0.86 $ 20.36 $ 42,350
Food and Beverage Stores (4451 and 4452 only) 3,580 0.12 $ 18.33 $ 38,130
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 3,390 0.25 $ 18.24 $ 37,930
Other Support Services 2,620 0.93 $ 16.08 $ 33,450
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4244 and 4248 only) 2,160 0.23 $ 18.56 $ 38,610

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)
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 1,880 1.97 $ 18.53 $ 38,550
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers 840 1.24 $ 15.10 $ 31,410
Waste Treatment and Disposal 1,100 1.13 $ 18.90 $ 39,310
Other Support Services 2,620 0.93 $ 16.08 $ 33,450
Warehousing and Storage 14,220 0.86 $ 20.36 $ 42,350

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

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oil and Gas Extraction 40 0.03 $ 46.65 $ 97,040
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 160 0.03 $ 37.33 $ 77,650
Support Activities for Water Transportation 520 0.58 $ 28.75 $ 59,800
Support Activities for Air Transportation 30 0.02 $ 26.28 $ 54,660
Rubber Product Manufacturing 150 0.12 $ 24.26 $ 50,460


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.



Map of employment of weighers, measurers, checkers, and samplers, recordkeeping by state, May 2021


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 8,350 0.51 1.30 $ 19.33 $ 40,210
Texas 5,780 0.47 1.22 $ 17.43 $ 36,250
Florida 3,140 0.37 0.94 $ 18.11 $ 37,680
Ohio 2,490 0.48 1.23 $ 18.87 $ 39,260
Indiana 2,200 0.74 1.90 $ 19.52 $ 40,600


Map of location quotient of weighers, measurers, checkers, and samplers, recordkeeping by state, May 2021


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)
Nevada 1,030 0.80 2.07 $ 17.34 $ 36,070
Indiana 2,200 0.74 1.90 $ 19.52 $ 40,600
Kansas 910 0.68 1.75 $ 16.77 $ 34,870
Mississippi 690 0.63 1.61 $ 15.32 $ 31,870
Kentucky 1,090 0.60 1.53 $ 20.81 $ 43,280


Map of annual mean wages of weighers, measurers, checkers, and samplers, recordkeeping by state, May 2021


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)
Connecticut 460 0.29 0.76 $ 27.47 $ 57,140
Washington 980 0.31 0.79 $ 22.09 $ 45,950
Delaware 180 0.42 1.09 $ 21.34 $ 44,380
New Hampshire 150 0.23 0.60 $ 21.03 $ 43,740
New York 1,620 0.19 0.48 $ 21.03 $ 43,740



Map of employment of weighers, measurers, checkers, and samplers, recordkeeping by area, May 2021


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)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 2,400 0.28 0.71 $ 21.55 $ 44,830
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 2,380 1.55 4.00 $ 19.14 $ 39,820
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 2,080 0.58 1.49 $ 18.86 $ 39,230
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,960 0.34 0.88 $ 18.26 $ 37,980
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,710 0.59 1.52 $ 17.49 $ 36,380
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 1,170 1.16 2.98 $ 19.96 $ 41,510
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,130 0.44 1.12 $ 18.74 $ 38,980
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 940 0.22 0.57 $ 21.26 $ 44,230
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 830 0.31 0.81 $ 19.23 $ 40,000
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 800 0.36 0.92 $ 22.58 $ 46,970


Map of location quotient of weighers, measurers, checkers, and samplers, recordkeeping by area, May 2021


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)
Spartanburg, SC 470 3.00 7.71 $ 18.14 $ 37,730
Harrisonburg, VA 160 2.58 6.64 $ 17.85 $ 37,130
Danville, IL 50 1.89 4.86 $ 18.99 $ 39,510
Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH 60 1.56 4.02 (8) (8)
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 2,380 1.55 4.00 $ 19.14 $ 39,820
Monroe, MI 50 1.44 3.71 $ 16.91 $ 35,170
Stockton-Lodi, CA 370 1.44 3.70 $ 19.81 $ 41,200
Longview, WA 50 1.33 3.41 $ 19.75 $ 41,070
Lewiston-Auburn, ME 60 1.32 3.41 $ 20.31 $ 42,240
Gainesville, GA 110 1.27 3.27 $ 12.39 $ 25,760


Map of annual mean wages of weighers, measurers, checkers, and samplers, recordkeeping by area, May 2021


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 160 0.43 1.12 $ 33.83 $ 70,360
Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI 40 0.37 0.96 $ 26.32 $ 54,750
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 110 0.21 0.54 $ 25.14 $ 52,300
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 670 0.35 0.91 $ 23.10 $ 48,050
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 390 0.62 1.60 $ 22.78 $ 47,370
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 800 0.36 0.92 $ 22.58 $ 46,970
New Haven, CT 80 0.30 0.76 $ 22.58 $ 46,970
Midland, TX 50 0.48 1.23 $ 22.55 $ 46,910
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 280 0.26 0.68 $ 22.49 $ 46,780
Lexington-Fayette, KY 170 0.68 1.74 $ 22.43 $ 46,650

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)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 550 1.47 3.78 $ 15.76 $ 32,780
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 220 0.92 2.37 $ 16.74 $ 34,830
South Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 210 1.41 3.64 $ 16.00 $ 33,280
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 200 1.34 3.44 $ 18.64 $ 38,770
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 170 0.93 2.39 $ 19.73 $ 41,040

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)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 550 1.47 3.78 $ 15.76 $ 32,780
Northeast South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 130 1.45 3.73 $ 17.59 $ 36,600
South Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 210 1.41 3.64 $ 16.00 $ 33,280
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 200 1.34 3.44 $ 18.64 $ 38,770
Northeast Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 110 1.18 3.04 $ 17.33 $ 36,040

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 50 0.45 1.17 $ 25.44 $ 52,920
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 50 0.60 1.55 $ 22.78 $ 47,380
Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 50 0.55 1.40 $ 21.86 $ 45,480
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area 80 0.79 2.03 $ 20.92 $ 43,510
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 50 0.45 1.15 $ 20.67 $ 42,990


About May 2021 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 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022