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

Training Requirements for Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, And Weighers

Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers need high school diploma or equivalent.

Degrees for Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers
Training for Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, And Weighers
Percent
Less than High School 10.7
High School 36.3
Some College 26.4
Associates Degree 10.0
Bachelors Degree 13.1
Masters Degree 2.8
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.6

Employment outlook for Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, And Weighers

Represents about 496,000 people in the United States.

Employment prospects are down Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 1,000 less inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 124,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers make $19.40 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers $10.52 $13.35 $17.68 $23.68 $30.57
Production occupations $9.96 $11.98 $15.93 $21.81 $28.99
Other production occupations $9.82 $11.60 $15.15 $20.21 $26.55
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers make $40,340 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers $21,880 $27,760 $36,780 $49,250 $63,590
Production occupations $20,720 $24,920 $33,130 $45,360 $60,300
Other production occupations $20,420 $24,120 $31,520 $42,030 $55,220
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

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

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