Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers

2.5/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
82%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
-3%
by 2031
WAGES
$38,580
or $18.55 hourly
VOLUME
551,380
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 82% (Robots are watching)

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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers' job openings is expected to decline by -3% by 2031
'Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers' is expected to be a very slow growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.

What are the median wages for 'Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers' was $38,580, or $18.55 hourly
'Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers' are paid 15.7% lower than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers?

As of 2021 there were 551,380 people employed as Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers within the United States.
This represents around 0.39% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 255 people are employed as Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers.

Job description

Inspect, test, sort, sample, or weigh nonagricultural raw materials or processed, machined, fabricated, or assembled parts or products for defects, wear, and deviations from specifications. May use precision measuring instruments and complex test equipment.

SOC Code: 51-9061.00

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