Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, 2002

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. Include workers who collect and keep record of samples of products or materials. Exclude production "Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers" (51-9061).

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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)
77,050 1.9 % $12.85 $26,740 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.64 $9.17 $11.62 $15.38 $20.70
Annual Wage (2) $15,890 $19,080 $24,170 $31,990 $43,060

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Other support services 9,290 $9.34 $19,430 1 160
Grocery stores 3,910 $12.39 $25,770 2 101
Department stores 2,410 $10.85 $22,570 3 138
Nonmetallic mineral mining and quarrying 1,800 $12.23 $25,440 4 105
Animal slaughtering and processing 1,730 $10.45 $21,740 5 145

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Natural gas distribution 50 $24.38 $50,700 151 1
Nondepository credit intermediation 620 $22.50 $46,800 21 2
Other transportation equipment manufacturing 40 $22.18 $46,140 158 3
Support activities for water transportation 190 $21.65 $45,040 83 4
Pipeline transportation of natural gas 80 $17.85 $37,140 127 5

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Nebraska 990 $11.57 $24,060 0.113% 414
Iowa 1,540 $12.24 $25,450 0.109% 446
Delaware 410 $17.14 $35,640 0.102% 232
North Carolina 3,520 $11.20 $23,300 0.095% 526
Idaho 520 $9.94 $20,670 0.092% 444

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Michigan 2,740 $17.27 $35,920 0.063% 340
Delaware 410 $17.14 $35,640 0.102% 232
Hawaii 250 $15.53 $32,290 0.045% 296
Connecticut 520 $14.82 $30,820 0.032% 413
Georgia 2,910 $14.58 $30,320 0.077% 354

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Sheboygan, WI MSA 130 $15.02 $31,240 0.224%
Muncie, IN MSA 110 $11.67 $24,280 0.199%
Athens, GA MSA 130 $10.06 $20,920 0.187%
Yakima, WA MSA 130 $11.97 $24,900 0.167%
Wausau, WI MSA 110 $12.47 $25,930 0.164%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Detroit, MI PMSA 1,450 $19.48 $40,520 0.072%
Savannah, GA MSA 200 $19.07 $39,670 0.152%
Akron, OH PMSA 310 $18.66 $38,800 0.098%
Wilmington-Newark, DE-MD PMSA 350 $18.11 $37,670 0.115%
Orlando, FL MSA 680 $17.53 $36,470 0.077%

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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. 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) Data for detailed occupations does not sum to the totals because the totals include data for 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.

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Last Modified Date: November 26, 2003

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