Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
74,460 2.1 % $14.94 $31,080 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.43 $10.82 $13.84 $17.92 $22.73
Annual Wage (2) $19,610 $22,510 $28,790 $37,260 $47,280


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 19,480 6.36 $12.69 $26,400
Warehousing and Storage 5,100 0.56 $15.72 $32,690
Other General Merchandise Stores 4,510 0.24 $15.66 $32,580
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 3,340 0.68 $12.68 $26,370
Grocery Stores 3,270 0.12 $15.39 $32,010

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 19,480 6.36 $12.69 $26,400
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 1,540 1.65 $16.08 $33,440
Waste Treatment and Disposal 1,210 1.28 $14.86 $30,910
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 3,050 1.06 $14.46 $30,080
Waste Collection 1,420 0.85 $14.06 $29,250

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 70 0.06 $24.73 $51,440
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 100 0.02 $24.16 $50,260
Freight Transportation Arrangement 80 0.04 $24.06 $50,040
Tobacco Manufacturing 70 0.51 $23.37 $48,610
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 50 0.01 $22.51 $46,820


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 12,950 0.81 1.53 $14.74 $30,660
Texas 7,550 0.64 1.21 $13.55 $28,180
Florida 4,080 0.50 0.94 $14.78 $30,730
North Carolina 2,880 0.68 1.28 $13.84 $28,790
Tennessee 2,710 0.94 1.77 $16.37 $34,050




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 510 1.07 2.03 $13.75 $28,610
Alabama 1,860 0.97 1.84 $13.25 $27,570
Tennessee 2,710 0.94 1.77 $16.37 $34,050
Hawaii 590 0.93 1.76 $11.66 $24,250
Kansas 1,250 0.91 1.71 $15.67 $32,600




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 40 0.11 0.21 $21.58 $44,890
Vermont 220 0.73 1.37 $20.67 $42,990
New Hampshire 160 0.25 0.47 $19.37 $40,300
Massachusetts 910 0.26 0.50 $19.13 $39,790
North Dakota 170 0.39 0.74 $18.98 $39,470





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 3,720 0.88 1.66 $14.02 $29,160
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,900 0.65 1.22 $13.43 $27,930
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,730 0.26 0.50 $16.62 $34,560
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 1,690 1.08 2.04 $15.58 $32,410
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,350 0.55 1.05 $14.39 $29,930
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 1,190 0.86 1.62 $13.83 $28,770
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,180 0.87 1.64 $14.54 $30,230
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,180 0.32 0.61 $16.10 $33,500
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 1,060 0.84 1.58 $13.79 $28,690
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 990 0.85 1.61 $17.48 $36,370




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)
Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL 270 6.44 12.14 $9.70 $20,170
Owensboro, KY 170 3.42 6.45 $12.31 $25,600
Hanford-Corcoran, CA 110 2.75 5.18 $12.36 $25,700
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 320 2.48 4.67 $13.11 $27,260
Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ 140 2.39 4.51 $15.97 $33,210
Harrisonburg, VA 130 2.16 4.07 $15.06 $31,310
Modesto, CA 340 1.95 3.67 $14.32 $29,770
Dalton, GA 120 1.81 3.41 $14.39 $29,940
Altoona, PA 110 1.81 3.41 (8) (8)
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 220 1.73 3.25 $13.68 $28,450