Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
69,870 1.9 % $14.30 $29,750 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.86 $10.48 $13.42 $17.22 $21.44
Annual Wage (2) $18,440 $21,790 $27,920 $35,830 $44,600


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 11,560 4.05 $12.30 $25,590
Warehousing and Storage 5,660 0.83 $15.55 $32,330
Other General Merchandise Stores 3,810 0.23 $12.05 $25,060
Grocery Stores 3,580 0.14 $12.85 $26,720
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers 3,140 0.44 $15.51 $32,260

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 11,560 4.05 $12.30 $25,590
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 1,440 1.57 $15.60 $32,440
Waste Treatment and Disposal 1,300 1.34 $15.08 $31,360
Support Activities for Animal Production 240 0.88 $14.33 $29,820
Warehousing and Storage 5,660 0.83 $15.55 $32,330

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 50 0.05 $27.33 $56,840
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing (8) (8) $24.68 $51,340
Scientific Research and Development Services 100 0.02 $23.09 $48,020
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 120 0.03 $22.21 $46,210
Oil and Gas Extraction 70 0.04 $21.82 $45,390


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 13,490 0.94 1.76 $13.67 $28,440
Texas 5,150 0.49 0.91 $13.88 $28,870
Florida 4,350 0.60 1.11 $12.01 $24,990
Illinois 2,780 0.49 0.92 $16.26 $33,830
North Carolina 2,680 0.69 1.29 $13.38 $27,830




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 1,310 1.14 2.12 $12.84 $26,710
Maine 570 0.97 1.82 $11.40 $23,720
California 13,490 0.94 1.76 $13.67 $28,440
Alabama 1,620 0.89 1.66 $13.30 $27,660
West Virginia 560 0.79 1.47 $17.01 $35,390




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 930 0.29 0.54 $19.88 $41,360
Wyoming 130 0.46 0.85 $17.77 $36,960
West Virginia 560 0.79 1.47 $17.01 $35,390
New Hampshire 300 0.49 0.91 $16.96 $35,280
Rhode Island 120 0.27 0.50 $16.88 $35,110





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 3,360 0.87 1.62 $13.03 $27,100
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,870 0.51 0.96 $16.31 $33,930
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 1,580 1.25 2.34 $13.02 $27,080
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 1,470 1.79 3.35 $12.08 $25,120
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,360 1.17 2.19 $14.19 $29,520
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,250 0.55 1.03 $14.61 $30,380
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 1,230 0.87 1.62 $14.89 $30,960
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,050 0.50 0.94 $14.42 $29,990
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 1,040 2.31 4.30 $14.22 $29,580
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,030 0.20 0.37 $14.67 $30,520




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 310 2.58 4.82 $14.19 $29,510
Morgantown, WV 150 2.36 4.40 $23.32 $48,510
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 1,040 2.31 4.30 $14.22 $29,580
Gadsden, AL 70 2.21 4.12 $17.35 $36,090
Modesto, CA 290 1.88 3.51 $11.54 $24,000
Visalia-Porterville, CA 240 1.79 3.35 $12.51 $26,020
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 1,470 1.79 3.35 $12.08 $25,120
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 180 1.68 3.12 $16.21 $33,710
Merced, CA 100 1.65 3.07 $16.21 $33,720
Auburn-Opelika, AL 80 1.59 2.97 $14.85 $30,890