Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
72,630 2.0 % $15.54 $32,330 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.87 $11.44 $14.51 $18.53 $23.21
Annual Wage (2) $20,530 $23,800 $30,180 $38,540 $48,270


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 18,430 5.99 $13.58 $28,250
Warehousing and Storage 5,580 0.55 $16.83 $35,000
General Merchandise Stores 4,980 0.15 $15.89 $33,060
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 3,710 0.28 $15.30 $31,820
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 3,510 0.69 $12.80 $26,620

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 18,430 5.99 $13.58 $28,250
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 1,470 1.54 $16.34 $33,990
Waste Treatment and Disposal 1,280 1.34 $15.77 $32,790
Waste Collection 1,530 0.88 $14.99 $31,180
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers 510 0.70 $14.67 $30,510

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 40 0.04 $27.90 $58,020
Oil and Gas Extraction 60 0.05 $27.12 $56,400
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 70 0.02 $23.58 $49,040
Building Finishing Contractors (8) (8) $22.40 $46,590
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 50 (7) $22.25 $46,270


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 12,840 0.77 1.51 $15.70 $32,650
Texas 6,530 0.55 1.08 $14.53 $30,220
North Carolina 3,260 0.76 1.49 $14.09 $29,310
Florida 3,010 0.36 0.70 $16.00 $33,270
New Jersey 2,930 0.73 1.44 $18.16 $37,770




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)
Alabama 1,940 1.01 1.98 $13.51 $28,090
Tennessee 2,900 0.99 1.95 $16.33 $33,970
Maine 570 0.95 1.86 $12.10 $25,170
Hawaii 590 0.93 1.82 $12.36 $25,700
Arkansas 1,100 0.92 1.80 $14.15 $29,430




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Vermont 200 0.67 1.31 $21.34 $44,380
Massachusetts 880 0.25 0.49 $20.48 $42,590
New Hampshire 170 0.26 0.51 $19.90 $41,390
West Virginia 380 0.55 1.09 $19.74 $41,060
Connecticut 550 0.33 0.65 $19.53 $40,620



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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 3,590 0.81 1.59 $15.25 $31,710
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,080 0.31 0.61 $17.18 $35,740
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,030 0.69 1.36 $14.82 $30,820
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 1,810 1.12 2.19 $15.95 $33,170
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,240 0.87 1.70 $15.91 $33,090
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,220 0.49 0.96 $14.97 $31,150
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 1,220 1.04 2.05 $17.28 $35,950
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 950 0.48 0.94 $14.37 $29,900
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 930 0.65 1.28 $15.24 $31,700
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 910 0.35 0.68 $13.46 $28,000


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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)
Owensboro, KY 190 3.77 7.39 $13.53 $28,140
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 350 2.56 5.03 $13.21 $27,480
Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ 130 2.22 4.36 $15.75 $32,760
Harrisonburg, VA 140 2.19 4.30 $15.26 $31,740
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 520 2.17 4.26 $15.49 $32,220
Modesto, CA 360 1.98 3.89 $15.31 $31,850
Lawton, OK 80 1.82 3.56 $15.05 $31,300
Merced, CA 120 1.74 3.41 $15.86 $32,980
Waco, TX 200 1.70 3.35 $14.97 $31,140
Burlington, NC 100 1.66 3.26 $17.16 $35,700


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Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 80 0.65 1.27 $24.55 $51,070
Napa, CA 40 0.60 1.18 $24.03 $49,990
Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI 40 0.32 0.63 $23.63 $49,140
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 400 0.22 0.42 $21.35 $44,410
Trenton, NJ (8) (8) (8) $20.96 $43,600
Haverhill-Newburyport-Amesbury Town, MA-NH NECTA Division 40 0.68 1.33 $20.67 $42,990
Framingham, MA NECTA Division (8) (8) (8) $20.46 $42,560
Farmington, NM 40 0.82 1.61 $20.40 $42,420
Springfield, MA-CT 190 0.58 1.15 $20.19 $42,000
New Haven, CT 170 0.62 1.22 $20.15 $41,910

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 440 1.78 3.49 $13.31 $27,690
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 310 1.23 2.41 $13.48 $28,040
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 260 0.98 1.92 $12.77 $26,560
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 260 0.78 1.52 $16.19 $33,670
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 240 1.91 3.74 $13.38 $27,820

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 180 2.08 4.08 $11.15 $23,190
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 240 1.91 3.74 $13.38 $27,820
Southwest Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 110 1.87 3.68 $14.32 $29,780
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 440 1.78 3.49 $13.31 $27,690
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 170 1.65 3.24 $12.80 $26,630

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 40 0.53 1.03 $22.64 $47,090
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 40 0.66 1.29 $20.30 $42,230
Northwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.82 1.61 $19.49 $40,530
Pee Dee South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 60 1.24 2.43 $18.69 $38,870
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $18.54 $38,560


About May 2017 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018