Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers

2.5/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
83%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
-12.2%
by 2030
WAGES
$40,460
or $19.45 hourly
VOLUME
549,200
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 83% (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 -12.2% by 2030
'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 2020 and 2030.
Updated projections are due Sep 2022.

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

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers' was $40,460, or $19.45 hourly
'Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers' are paid 3.6% lower than the national median wage, which stands at $41,950
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed in this occupation?

As of 2020 there were 549,200 people employed as Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers.
This represents around 0.39% of the employed workforce across the United States.

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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