Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2004

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).

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area 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)
83,570 2.1 % $12.92 $26,880 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.76 $9.31 $11.81 $15.66 $20.29
Annual Wage (2) $16,140 $19,360 $24,570 $32,560 $42,190

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Other support services 15,540 $10.18 $21,170
Grocery stores 8,480 $13.60 $28,300
Other general merchandise stores 3,440 $12.58 $26,170
Warehousing and storage 2,430 $12.18 $25,340
Department stores 2,240 $12.17 $25,320

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Motor vehicle manufacturing 230 $23.59 $49,070
Support activities for water transportation 490 $22.88 $47,600
Natural gas distribution 60 $22.17 $46,120
Auto parts, accessories, and tire stores 1,650 $21.96 $45,670
Nondepository credit intermediation 1,190 $21.91 $45,570

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
Nebraska 1,060 $11.66 $24,260 0.120%
Wisconsin 2,790 $14.24 $29,620 0.104%
Iowa 1,470 $12.99 $27,020 0.103%
Tennessee 2,360 $15.44 $32,110 0.090%
Oregon 1,380 $11.66 $24,240 0.089%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Delaware 260 $17.12 $35,610 0.064%
Maryland 720 $16.48 $34,270 0.029%
Connecticut 450 $15.73 $32,730 0.028%
Tennessee 2,360 $15.44 $32,110 0.090%
Michigan 2,230 $15.11 $31,440 0.052%

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
Eugene-Springfield, OR MSA 320 $10.06 $20,920 0.226%
Victoria, TX MSA 80 $13.48 $28,040 0.225%
Muncie, IN MSA 100 $11.75 $24,440 0.196%
Jackson, TN MSA 110 $12.24 $25,450 0.191%
Augusta-Aiken, GA-SC MSA 360 $10.73 $22,320 0.178%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Savannah, GA MSA 180 $24.17 $50,280 0.130%
Wilmington-Newark, DE-MD PMSA 210 $18.71 $38,920 0.068%
Baltimore, MD PMSA 380 $18.18 $37,820 0.031%
Memphis, TN-AR-MS MSA 790 $18.10 $37,650 0.138%
Owensboro, KY MSA 30 $18.06 $37,570 0.073%

About May 2004 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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) 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.

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May 2004 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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Last Modified Date: June 02, 2005

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