Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
69,430 2.0 % $14.77 $30,730 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.93 $10.67 $13.74 $17.79 $22.39
Annual Wage (2) $18,560 $22,200 $28,570 $37,000 $46,570


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 12,650 4.28 $12.19 $25,350
Warehousing and Storage 5,260 0.72 $16.73 $34,800
Grocery Stores 3,460 0.13 $13.66 $28,420
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 3,070 1.02 $13.93 $28,970
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers 2,850 0.39 $16.15 $33,600

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 12,650 4.28 $12.19 $25,350
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 1,520 1.64 $16.16 $33,610
Waste Treatment and Disposal 1,370 1.47 $14.96 $31,110
Support Activities for Animal Production 290 1.03 $15.33 $31,890
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 3,070 1.02 $13.93 $28,970

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 70 0.24 $26.14 $54,370
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 110 0.03 $24.02 $49,960
Support Activities for Water Transportation 280 0.30 $23.72 $49,330
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 210 0.08 $23.66 $49,210
Oil and Gas Extraction 70 0.04 $23.64 $49,180


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 12,900 0.85 1.66 $13.87 $28,850
Texas 6,220 0.55 1.08 $14.35 $29,840
Florida 4,270 0.56 1.08 $13.12 $27,290
Illinois 2,810 0.49 0.95 $16.53 $34,390
Tennessee 2,640 0.96 1.87 $15.75 $32,760



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)
Tennessee 2,640 0.96 1.87 $15.75 $32,760
West Virginia 650 0.91 1.78 $11.99 $24,930
Arkansas 1,030 0.89 1.72 $13.55 $28,190
Alabama 1,610 0.86 1.68 $13.56 $28,200
Maine 500 0.85 1.65 $12.06 $25,080



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 90 0.34 0.65 $20.06 $41,720
Vermont 160 0.52 1.01 $19.63 $40,820
Alaska 60 0.18 0.35 $18.09 $37,630
New Hampshire 170 0.27 0.52 $17.74 $36,910
New Jersey 1,980 0.51 1.00 $17.71 $36,840




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 3,220 0.79 1.55 $13.13 $27,300
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,840 0.49 0.96 $16.20 $33,690
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,370 0.48 0.94 $14.60 $30,370
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,350 1.08 2.11 $13.31 $27,680
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 1,350 0.91 1.77 $15.20 $31,620
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 1,220 0.93 1.80 $13.79 $28,690
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,140 0.21 0.41 $14.12 $29,370
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 1,100 1.85 3.61 $14.75 $30,670
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 990 0.41 0.80 $14.20 $29,540
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 980 0.44 0.86 $15.10 $31,410



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)
Hanford-Corcoran, CA 110 2.91 5.67 $11.69 $24,310
Merced, CA 160 2.50 4.87 $15.84 $32,950
Madera-Chowchilla, CA 80 2.03 3.94 $17.30 $35,970
Visalia-Porterville, CA 260 1.93 3.75 $13.85 $28,800
Charleston, WV 270 1.91 3.72 $11.47 $23,870
Modesto, CA 300 1.88 3.65 $12.28 $25,540
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 1,100 1.85 3.61 $14.75 $30,670
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 220 1.83 3.55 $15.23 $31,690
Lewiston-Auburn, ME 80 1.77 3.44 $12.79 $26,590
Montgomery, AL 280 1.75 3.40 $10.29 $21,410