Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers

risk level
Based on 51 votes
-3.0 %
by year 2032
or $21.10 per hour
as of 2022

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Automation risk

82% (Imminent Risk)

Imminent Risk (81-100%): Occupations in this level have an extremely high likelihood of being automated in the near future. These jobs consist primarily of repetitive, predictable tasks with little need for human judgment.

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Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Finger Dexterity

  • Manual Dexterity

User poll

65% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted that it's probable this occupation will be automated. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 82% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?


Very slow growth relative to other professions.

The number of 'Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers' job openings is expected to decline 3.0% by 2032

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.


Low paid relative to other professions

In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers' was $43,900, or $21 per hour

'Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers' were paid 5.2% lower than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Significantly greater range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 579,740 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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Adam (Highly likely) says
Robotics will end up replacing 90%or more of our manual labor positions and other not manual labor. When this comes to reality it will for sure end the middle class and lower.

The quality of education will not help very much or level. This will end up to a massive revolt from the worker's who have no real issue with AI but with the greed of the corporation that has outsourced for profits instead of a continuum of the human workforce and betterment of both AI and humanity. If this is done correctly there would be a symbiotic relationship between both for the betterment of both.

Yet greed on both organic and non organic side's will cost to much of the much-needed resources and further the division of the very top and the lesser paid yet equal classes of everyone involved. There needs to be safe guards for both human and non human furthermore organic and non-organic. To prioritize protecting each from the other and from itself thier selfs. Hopefully AI has a much more positive prospective of future.
Jul 15, 2023 at 03:40 PM

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