Information About Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, And Weighers

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Training

Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers need moderate-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers
Training for Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, And Weighers
Percent
Less than High School 12.7
High School 40.3
Some College 24.4
Associates Degree 9.1
Bachelors Degree 10.7
Masters Degree 2.4
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.4

Employment

Represents about 464,000 people in the United States- 1.3% of which are self-employed

Employment prospects are down Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 16,000 less inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 77,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers make $17.64 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers $9.80 $12.40 $16.30 $21.40 $27.80
Production occupations $8.95 $10.90 $14.70 $20.00 $26.80
National Average $8.65 $10.70 $16.50 $26.60 $41.00

Annual Salaries

On average, inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers make $36,690 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers $20,380 $25,880 $34,040 $44,700 $57,860
Production occupations $18,620 $22,860 $30,670 $41,740 $55,910
National Average $18,000 $22,380 $34,460 $55,470 $85,280

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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