Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, & weighers

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Total Workforce

837k

Average Age

42.8

Average Salary

$45,177

Average Male Salary

$50,801

Average Female Salary

$35,731

About

Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, & weighers are most often employed by the Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing industry. The average yearly wage for Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, & weighers was $45,177 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, & weighers by wage are Welding, soldering, & brazing workers, Forming machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic, and Food service managers.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, & weighers are Logan, Champaign & Hardin Counties PUMA, OH, Lancaster, Chesterfield & Marlboro Counties PUMA, SC, and League City & Friendswood City PUMA, TX. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, & weighers are Logan, Champaign & Hardin Counties PUMA, OH, Lancaster, Chesterfield & Marlboro Counties PUMA, SC, and Downriver Area (South) PUMA, MI.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, & weighers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing is the industry that employs the most Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, & weighers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, & weighers, by average wage, is Electric & gas, and other combinations. Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, & weighers are paid most in Tracy, Manteca & Lathrop Cities PUMA, CA but are relatively concentrated in Logan, Champaign & Hardin Counties PUMA, OH.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$45,177

AVERAGE SALARY

± $902

In 2018, Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, & weighers earned an average of $45,177, $8,711 less than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Welding, soldering, & brazing workers make somewhat more than Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, & weighers while Forming machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, & weighers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.359

WAGE GINI

In 2018, Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, & weighers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.359, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, & weighers (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, & weighers.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, & weighers

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, & weighers.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, & weighers, by number of employees, are Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing, Architectural, engineering & related services, and Car Dealers.

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Industries by Share

837k

2018 Workforce

± 22,402

2.29%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 3.72%

The number of people employed as Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, & weighers has been growing at a rate of 2.29%, from 818,492 people in 2017 to 837,253 people in 2018.

This graphic shows the share of Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, & weighers employed by various industries. Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing employs the largest share of Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, & weighers at  7.01%, followed by Architectural, engineering & related services with 5.64% and Car Dealers with 4.8%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, & weighers in the US. The average age of male Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, & weighers in the workforce is 42.3 and of female Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, & weighers is 43.5, and the most common race/ethnicity for Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, & weighers is White.

Gender Composition

525k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 17,755

312k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 13,709

62.7% of Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, & weighers are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, & weighers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, & weighers

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Asian

72.5% of Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, & weighers are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 12.7% of Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, & weighers, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, & weighers.

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Age by Gender

42.3

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.477

43.5

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 0.608

The median age of Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, & weighers is 42.8, and Male employees are generally 1.21 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, & weighers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, & weighers is Business but a relatively high number of Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, & weighers hold a major in Construction.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, & weighers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, & weighers need many skills, but most especially Quality Control Analysis, Active Listening, and Critical Thinking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, & weighers need more than the average amount of Quality Control Analysis, Operation and Control, and Installation.

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