Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

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)
66,480 1.8 % $13.94 $28,990 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.85 $10.42 $13.06 $16.57 $20.54
Annual Wage (2) $18,410 $21,680 $27,170 $34,460 $42,720


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 11,130 4.04 $11.81 $24,560
Warehousing and Storage 4,580 0.72 $15.03 $31,250
Grocery Stores 4,020 0.16 $12.88 $26,790
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 2,740 0.56 $11.75 $24,450
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers 2,680 0.38 $15.14 $31,480

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 11,130 4.04 $11.81 $24,560
Waste Treatment and Disposal 1,390 1.46 $14.26 $29,650
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 1,210 1.33 $14.91 $31,010
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 2,100 0.77 $13.55 $28,190
Support Activities for Animal Production 210 0.77 $13.19 $27,430

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 80 0.08 $24.08 $50,080
Oil and Gas Extraction 60 0.04 $21.61 $44,940
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 190 0.04 $21.20 $44,110
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 230 0.04 $20.17 $41,940
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 700 0.25 $20.03 $41,670


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 12,670 0.91 1.73 $13.35 $27,770
Texas 5,540 0.55 1.05 $13.19 $27,430
Florida 5,310 0.75 1.43 $12.81 $26,640
North Carolina 2,360 0.63 1.20 $12.96 $26,950
Pennsylvania 2,180 0.40 0.76 $15.28 $31,780




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)
Arkansas 1,440 1.27 2.43 $11.82 $24,590
California 12,670 0.91 1.73 $13.35 $27,770
West Virginia 530 0.77 1.47 $17.56 $36,520
Maine 440 0.76 1.45 $11.75 $24,440
Florida 5,310 0.75 1.43 $12.81 $26,640




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 1,080 0.35 0.66 $18.89 $39,300
West Virginia 530 0.77 1.47 $17.56 $36,520
Wyoming 70 0.25 0.48 $16.33 $33,970
New Jersey 2,180 0.58 1.11 $16.30 $33,910
Vermont 180 0.61 1.17 $15.78 $32,810

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 3,920 1.03 1.96 $12.86 $26,750
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,310 0.26 0.51 $13.93 $28,970
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,210 1.06 2.03 $13.56 $28,190
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,160 0.46 0.88 $12.93 $26,890
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,150 0.58 1.10 $14.75 $30,690
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,030 0.61 1.17 $15.19 $31,590
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 980 0.45 0.86 $14.50 $30,170
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 980 1.19 2.28 $12.70 $26,420
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 930 0.26 0.50 $15.78 $32,820
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 900 0.65 1.25 $14.90 $30,990




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)
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 340 2.87 5.48 $11.41 $23,730
El Centro, CA 140 2.69 5.15 $11.31 $23,520
Modesto, CA 310 2.05 3.91 $11.15 $23,190
Fort Smith, AR-OK 210 1.82 3.47 $11.14 $23,170
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 800 1.81 3.46 $13.91 $28,920
Gainesville, GA 120 1.74 3.33 $11.42 $23,760
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 310 1.60 3.06 $11.75 $24,440
Rocky Mount, NC 90 1.57 2.99 $8.90 $18,510
Visalia-Porterville, CA 180 1.39 2.66 $10.94 $22,750
Dalton, GA 90 1.38 2.64 $13.66 $28,420




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)
Peabody, MA NECTA Division 40 0.38 0.72 $27.91 $58,050
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 480 0.29 0.55 $21.26 $44,220
Salinas, CA 70 0.46 0.88 $19.33 $40,210
Nashua, NH-MA NECTA Division 40 0.28 0.53 $19.21 $39,950
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 70 0.58 1.12 $19.16 $39,850
Lynchburg, VA 50 0.50 0.96 $18.65 $38,790
New Bedford, MA (8) (8) (8) $18.53 $38,550
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 50 0.47 0.90 $18.25 $37,970
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 110 0.26 0.50 $17.53 $36,470
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 280 0.24 0.45 $17.51 $36,410

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)
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 330 1.39 2.66 $11.68 $24,300
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 310 1.12 2.13 $11.27 $23,440
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 280 2.16 4.13 $11.24 $23,390
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 230 0.95 1.82 $14.20 $29,540
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 210 0.90 1.72 $12.52 $26,030

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)
Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 150 2.68 5.12 $16.74 $34,830
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 280 2.16 4.13 $11.24 $23,390
Pee Dee South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 90 2.01 3.85 $12.84 $26,710
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area 110 1.56 2.99 $12.64 $26,300
Central Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 110 1.49 2.85 $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)
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $19.02 $39,570
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 70 0.45 0.86 $18.62 $38,730
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 150 1.08 2.07 $17.43 $36,250
Western Colorado nonmetropolitan area 40 0.35 0.66 $17.33 $36,050
Southwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $17.24 $35,860


About May 2010 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 mean 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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011