Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
69,990 1.9 % $14.59 $30,340 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.96 $10.63 $13.64 $17.55 $21.93
Annual Wage (2) $18,630 $22,110 $28,370 $36,500 $45,600


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 12,130 4.18 $12.28 $25,540
Warehousing and Storage 5,400 0.76 $16.55 $34,410
Grocery Stores 3,610 0.14 $13.27 $27,600
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers 3,350 0.46 $16.07 $33,430
Other General Merchandise Stores 3,240 0.18 $12.68 $26,370

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 12,130 4.18 $12.28 $25,540
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 1,400 1.55 $15.58 $32,410
Waste Treatment and Disposal 1,260 1.31 $15.17 $31,550
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 2,940 0.97 $14.19 $29,510
Waste Collection 1,220 0.79 $14.43 $30,020

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 80 0.29 $26.49 $55,100
Oil and Gas Extraction 60 0.03 $23.24 $48,340
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 70 0.01 $22.71 $47,230
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 230 0.08 $22.63 $47,060
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 80 0.02 $22.54 $46,880


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 14,200 0.97 1.83 $13.54 $28,160
Texas 5,750 0.53 1.00 $14.68 $30,530
Florida 4,210 0.56 1.07 $13.01 $27,060
Pennsylvania 2,900 0.52 0.98 $15.36 $31,950
Illinois 2,790 0.49 0.93 $16.72 $34,780




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 1,230 1.06 2.02 $13.14 $27,330
West Virginia 700 0.99 1.87 $14.04 $29,200
Maine 580 0.99 1.88 $12.17 $25,310
California 14,200 0.97 1.83 $13.54 $28,160
Nebraska 890 0.96 1.81 $15.81 $32,880




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 110 0.40 0.75 $18.28 $38,030
Alaska 70 0.21 0.40 $18.03 $37,500
Massachusetts 1,010 0.31 0.59 $17.84 $37,110
Oklahoma 680 0.44 0.83 $17.50 $36,400
New Jersey 1,980 0.52 0.98 $17.37 $36,130





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 3,260 0.82 1.55 $12.93 $26,900
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,880 0.51 0.96 $16.52 $34,360
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 1,590 1.10 2.08 $14.83 $30,840
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,470 0.53 1.01 $14.85 $30,880
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 1,360 1.06 2.00 $13.78 $28,660
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 1,360 1.62 3.07 $12.40 $25,800
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,300 1.09 2.06 $13.60 $28,280
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,140 0.49 0.93 $14.31 $29,760
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,130 0.22 0.41 $14.94 $31,070
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 890 0.42 0.79 $15.30 $31,820




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)
Gadsden, AL 110 3.29 6.23 $16.04 $33,370
Merced, CA 150 2.39 4.53 $16.11 $33,510
Morgantown, WV 140 2.18 4.14 $23.79 $49,490
Visalia-Porterville, CA 270 2.03 3.85 $13.43 $27,920
Charleston, WV 280 1.91 3.61 $11.13 $23,150
Lewiston-Auburn, ME 90 1.85 3.50 $12.68 $26,370
Modesto, CA 290 1.81 3.44 $12.06 $25,090
Fresno, CA 580 1.79 3.39 $12.45 $25,900
Montgomery, AL 270 1.71 3.24 $10.96 $22,790
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 1,360 1.62 3.07 $12.40 $25,800