Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, & weighers

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2019 Workforce
823k
Average Age
42.6
Estimated Job Growth
−17%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$45,411
Average Male Salary
$50,555
Average Female Salary
$37,247

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 $45,411 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, & weighers by wage are Miscellaneous installation, maintenance, & repair workers, including wind turbine service technicians, Automotive body & related repairers, and Human resources assistants, except payroll & timekeeping.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, & weighers are Grayson, Cooke & Fannin Counties PUMA, TX, Cedar Rapids City PUMA, IA, and Easley & Clemson Cities PUMA, SC. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, & weighers are Jefferson, Grant & Arkansas (Northwest) Counties PUMA, AR, St. Joseph & Branch Counties PUMA, MI, and Rusk, Cherokee & Panola Counties PUMA, TX.

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 Pipeline transportation. Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, & weighers are paid most in Deschutes County PUMA, OR but are relatively concentrated in Jefferson, Grant & Arkansas (Northwest) Counties PUMA, AR.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$45,411
AVERAGE SALARY
± $1,023

In 2019, Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, & weighers earned an average of $45,411, $10,113 less than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Miscellaneous installation, maintenance, & repair workers, including wind turbine service technicians make somewhat more than Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, & weighers while Automotive body & related repairers 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

0.354
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, & weighers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.354, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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

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

Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, & weighers, by average wage, are Pipeline transportation, Not specified utilities, and Oil & gas extraction.

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Industries by Share

823k
2019 Workforce
± 22,218
−1.65%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 3.86%

The number of people employed as Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, & weighers has been declining at a rate of −1.65%, from 837,253 people in 2018 to 823,446 people in 2019.

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  7.06%, followed by Car Dealers with 5.37% and Architectural, engineering & related services with 5.16%.

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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 42.1 and of female Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, & weighers is 43.3, and the most common race/ethnicity for Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, & weighers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

505k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 17,421
318k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 13,837

61.3% 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 (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

59.2% of Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, & weighers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 12.5% of Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, & weighers, Black (Non-Hispanic) 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

42.1
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 0.493
43.3
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 0.613

The median age of Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, & weighers is 42.6, and Male employees are generally 1.18 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 Engineering Technologies.

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, Critical Thinking, and Writing. 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 Troubleshooting.

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Projections

Projections on job growth for Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers are expected to see a growth of −17% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow less than the national average.

Job Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers.
−17%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers. This profession is expected to grow less than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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