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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
60,920 2.3 % $17.62 $36,650 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.53 $13.56 $16.85 $20.83 $24.78
Annual Wage (2) $23,980 $28,190 $35,040 $43,320 $51,540


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)
Warehousing and Storage 10,500 0.87 $18.54 $38,570
Other Support Services 8,420 2.56 $16.14 $33,580
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 3,330 0.23 $17.10 $35,570
Food and Beverage Stores (4451 and 4452 only) 2,980 0.10 $16.94 $35,230
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 2,090 0.40 $14.82 $30,830

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 8,420 2.56 $16.14 $33,580
Waste Treatment and Disposal 1,720 1.72 $17.82 $37,070
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 1,660 1.64 $18.02 $37,490
Support Activities for Water Transportation 1,060 1.11 $18.60 $38,690
Warehousing and Storage 10,500 0.87 $18.54 $38,570

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oil and Gas Extraction 40 0.03 $33.22 $69,100
Natural Gas Distribution 50 0.05 $27.95 $58,140
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing (8) (8) $24.05 $50,020
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 110 0.17 $23.00 $47,840
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 40 (7) $22.85 $47,540


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 10,940 0.63 1.52 $17.22 $35,820
Texas 4,770 0.38 0.93 $17.21 $35,790
New Jersey 2,880 0.70 1.70 $19.19 $39,920
Indiana 2,760 0.90 2.17 $17.37 $36,130
New York 2,700 0.28 0.68 $18.21 $37,870




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)
Maine 700 1.14 2.75 $14.83 $30,850
Indiana 2,760 0.90 2.17 $17.37 $36,130
Hawaii 480 0.76 1.82 $12.23 $25,430
Arkansas 930 0.76 1.84 $16.17 $33,640
New Jersey 2,880 0.70 1.70 $19.19 $39,920




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Virginia 290 0.42 1.00 $24.50 $50,970
Vermont 110 0.37 0.89 $23.22 $48,290
Wyoming 60 0.21 0.52 $22.37 $46,520
Massachusetts 1,120 0.31 0.75 $21.92 $45,600
North Dakota 180 0.42 1.01 $20.71 $43,090





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)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 3,950 0.41 0.99 $18.81 $39,120
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 3,640 0.58 1.41 $16.73 $34,800
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,540 1.00 2.41 $17.03 $35,430
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,520 0.42 1.00 $17.85 $37,140
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 1,500 1.42 3.42 $18.21 $37,890
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,430 0.58 1.40 $20.02 $41,640
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,420 0.30 0.73 $17.73 $36,870
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,390 0.46 1.10 $18.18 $37,800
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,190 0.44 1.05 $16.38 $34,060
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 770 0.62 1.49 $15.11 $31,430




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)
Lewiston-Auburn, ME 130 2.59 6.24 $16.77 $34,870
Morgantown, WV 150 2.34 5.65 $29.38 $61,110
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 490 1.95 4.70 $16.82 $35,000
Macon, GA 160 1.64 3.95 $16.08 $33,440
Visalia-Porterville, CA 250 1.62 3.91 $15.75 $32,760
Auburn-Opelika, AL 90 1.48 3.57 (8) (8)
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 1,500 1.42 3.42 $18.21 $37,890
Rocky Mount, NC 80 1.41 3.40 $14.97 $31,140
Waco, TX 160 1.39 3.35 $17.02 $35,410
Hammond, LA 60 1.37 3.29 $18.28 $38,020