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

Also known as:  Ampoule Examiner, Bag Grader, Cigarette Examiner, Compressed Gas Tester, Machined Parts Quality Inspector, Petroleum Sampler, Quality Assurance Inspector, Quality Control Inspector, Quality Inspector, Spark Plug Tester

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The main responsibilities of these workers include testing, inspecting, sorting and weighing nonagricultural raw materials. The job is not dangerous, but it can sometimes include elongated periods of standing and bending. A high school degree or GED is often necessary to be considered for this job. An employer will then usually require up to a year of formal on-site job training before an employee can start work.

A Inspector, Tester, Sorter, Sampler, or Weigher will normally get a pay level of $26,240 - $68,220 based on experience and domain knowledge. can receive an average pay level of fourty-four thousand five hundred and eigthy dollars each year.

have the highest average potential salary in Alaska, where they get job pay of approximately $71,620. People with this job title are paid most highly in Utilities, which has job pay of $68,660.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 42.45 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers tend to make the most in the following industries:

Utilities
$68,660
Public Administration
$54,870
Educational Services
$53,030
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
$52,930
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$51,250
Finance and Insurance
$49,790

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$36,920
Health Care and Social Assistance
$37,090
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$37,380
Accommodation and Food Services
$39,210
Other Services (except Public Administration)
$41,060
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$43,330