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Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers Salary Information

The salary statistics of inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$22,560
25th Percentile Wage
$28,370
50th Percentile Wage
$37,340
75th Percentile Wage
$49,810
90th Percentile Wage
$64,450

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers is $64,450. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $37,340. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $22,560. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 185% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$37,340
1.50% 7.71%
2016
$36,780
2.12% -
2015
$36,000
1.86% -
2014
$35,330
1.10% -
2013
$34,940
1.37% -
2012
$34,460
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Table 2. Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers in 20 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers occupations is the utilities sector with an annual salary $64,580. The lowest paying sector is the accommodation and food services sector (annual salary $26,960).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$64,580
Federal, State, and Local Government
$49,250
Construction
$46,440
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$46,360
Mining
$44,360
Educational Services
$42,470
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$40,400
Information
$38,920
Finance and Insurance
$38,810
Manufacturing
$37,910
Transportation and Warehousing
$37,450
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$37,400
Wholesale Trade
$35,720
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$33,090
Retail Trade
$31,530
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$29,770
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$28,750
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$28,340
Health Care and Social Assistance
$27,810
Accommodation and Food Services
$26,960

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers by States

From the above tables we note that not only inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $25,280 to $64,650. The highest paying state for inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers is Alaska with a median annual salary of $64,650. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $25,280. For more salary information of inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Alaska
$64,650
District of Columbia
$56,260
Washington
$52,520
North Dakota
$51,120
Wyoming
$50,210
West Virginia
$48,220
Connecticut
$46,870
Maryland
$46,350
Louisiana
$44,870
Montana
$44,560
Massachusetts
$42,830
Maine
$42,330
Kansas
$42,250
Colorado
$41,460
New Mexico
$40,910
Rhode Island
$40,520
Oregon
$39,580
New Jersey
$39,170
New Hampshire
$39,100
Minnesota
$39,070
Pennsylvania
$38,880
Oklahoma
$38,870
Hawaii
$38,860
California
$38,670
New York
$38,550
Texas
$38,530
Vermont
$37,920
Wisconsin
$37,820
Iowa
$37,700
Ohio
$37,670
Nebraska
$37,600
Missouri
$37,260
Illinois
$36,850
Virginia
$36,770
Nevada
$36,410
Arizona
$36,340
Delaware
$36,300
South Carolina
$35,970
Indiana
$35,910
Utah
$35,360
Kentucky
$34,940
South Dakota
$34,650
Tennessee
$33,880
Idaho
$33,790
Florida
$33,720
Georgia
$33,580
North Carolina
$32,470
Mississippi
$32,200
Michigan
$32,010
Arkansas
$31,610
Alabama
$29,330
Guam
$27,270
Puerto Rico
$25,280



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