Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
65,830 2.1 % $16.39 $34,100 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.50 $12.25 $15.53 $19.40 $23.83
Annual Wage (2) $21,850 $25,490 $32,310 $40,360 $49,570


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 15,160 4.84 $14.41 $29,980
Warehousing and Storage 6,630 0.58 $17.95 $37,340
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 3,610 0.26 $16.15 $33,590
Food and Beverage Stores (4451 and 4452 only) 3,300 0.11 $16.96 $35,290
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 2,800 0.54 $13.63 $28,350

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 15,160 4.84 $14.41 $29,980
Waste Treatment and Disposal 1,550 1.58 $16.89 $35,130
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 1,510 1.53 $17.02 $35,390
Waste Collection 1,400 0.78 $15.60 $32,440
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers 570 0.77 $15.05 $31,310

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 $30.71 $63,870
Nonresidential Building Construction 30 (7) $27.15 $56,470
Insurance Carriers 140 0.01 $25.59 $53,220
Natural Gas Distribution 40 0.04 $25.32 $52,670
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 90 0.02 $23.08 $48,000


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 12,490 0.73 1.62 $16.55 $34,420
Texas 5,930 0.49 1.08 $15.82 $32,910
New Jersey 2,950 0.73 1.60 $18.84 $39,190
New York 2,750 0.29 0.64 $16.56 $34,440
Florida 2,710 0.31 0.69 $16.60 $34,530




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 600 0.99 2.17 $12.91 $26,850
Alabama 1,740 0.89 1.97 $14.23 $29,600
West Virginia 600 0.86 1.89 $18.40 $38,260
Kansas 1,130 0.82 1.81 $15.45 $32,140
Arkansas 990 0.82 1.80 $15.44 $32,120




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Vermont 160 0.52 1.15 $22.49 $46,780
Massachusetts 790 0.22 0.49 $22.23 $46,230
North Dakota 110 0.27 0.60 $20.63 $42,900
Connecticut 390 0.24 0.52 $20.18 $41,970
Oklahoma 570 0.36 0.78 $19.69 $40,950





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-Anaheim, CA 4,640 0.76 1.67 $16.35 $34,010
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 3,870 0.41 0.90 $18.10 $37,650
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 2,000 0.56 1.23 $16.00 $33,280
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,930 0.65 1.43 $16.60 $34,520
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,470 0.61 1.34 $18.90 $39,300
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,460 0.31 0.69 $17.06 $35,490
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,380 0.92 2.03 $17.61 $36,620
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,090 0.38 0.84 $17.62 $36,650
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,010 0.37 0.82 $14.86 $30,900
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 930 0.63 1.39 $15.68 $32,610




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)
Morgantown, WV 190 2.81 6.18 $28.49 $59,260
Mansfield, OH 120 2.38 5.24 $14.99 $31,170
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 310 2.23 4.91 $12.12 $25,220
Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ 130 2.20 4.83 $16.85 $35,040
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 510 2.08 4.58 $16.19 $33,680
Harrisonburg, VA 130 2.05 4.51 $15.79 $32,850
Wichita, KS 530 1.79 3.94 $16.93 $35,210
Modesto, CA 320 1.74 3.83 $16.09 $33,460
Visalia-Porterville, CA 260 1.70 3.73 $15.45 $32,140
Burlington, NC 100 1.64 3.60 $16.83 $35,000