Occupational Employment Statistics


DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers



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.

Geography EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Northwest Minnesota 1,340129$20.73/hr$15.45/hr$17.29/hr$20.52/hr$23.95/hr$27.64/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and MiningN/AN/A
Construction80$24.42/hr
Manufacturing7,430$20.94/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities940$20.85/hr
InformationN/AN/A
Professional and Business Services1,950$21.23/hr
Education and Health ServicesN/AN/A
Other Services360$21.38/hr
Public Administration20$28.79/hr
 
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Northeast Balance of State 60$17.59/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 160$16.64/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 230$20.94/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 260$20.70/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 290$23.16/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 300$18.33/hr1.4%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 330$18.82/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 410$16.76/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 500$18.96/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 510$18.40/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 690$18.12/hr-11.9%
Northwest Balance of State 940$20.41/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 970$19.70/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 1,050$20.15/hr-7.3%
Northwest Minnesota 1,340$20.52/hr-3.0%
Central Minnesota 1,350$19.40/hr-5.2%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 6,570$22.04/hr-13.5%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 7,560$21.83/hrN/A
Minnesota 10,860$21.03/hr-11.4%


Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 710$18.26/hr1.9%
Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 140$19.81/hr-12.7%
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians 1,010$15.71/hr10.5%


  • Inspect, test, or measure materials, products, installations, or work for conformance to specifications.
  • Measure dimensions of products to verify conformance to specifications, using measuring instruments such as rulers, calipers, gauges, or micrometers.
  • Notify supervisors or other personnel of production problems.
  • Record inspection or test data, such as weights, temperatures, grades, or moisture content, and quantities inspected or graded.
  • Write test or inspection reports describing results, recommendations, or needed repairs.
  • Read blueprints, data, manuals, or other materials to determine specifications, inspection and testing procedures, adjustment methods, certification processes, formulas, or measuring instruments required.
  • Mark items with details such as grade or acceptance-rejection status.
  • Recommend necessary corrective actions, based on inspection results.
  • Read blueprints, data, manuals, or other materials to determine specifications, inspection and testing procedures, adjustment methods, certification processes, formulas, or measuring instruments required.
  • Inspect, test, or measure materials, products, installations, or work for conformance to specifications.