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 1,140140$20.12/hr$14.35/hr$16.64/hr$19.67/hr$23.62/hr$26.79/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and MiningN/AN/A
Construction40$22.22/hr
Manufacturing7,240$20.48/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities1,080$20.47/hr
InformationN/AN/A
Professional and Business Services1,140$18.32/hr
Education and Health ServicesN/AN/A
Other Services440$17.72/hr
Public Administration10$28.49/hr
 
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Northeast Balance of State 40$17.50/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 140$23.30/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 190$15.36/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 190$20.06/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 280$20.36/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 340$18.15/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 350$18.37/hr1.4%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 390$18.34/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 430$19.18/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 560$17.90/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 730$19.41/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 760$17.15/hr-11.9%
Southeast Balance of State 1,000$20.40/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 1,140$19.67/hr-3.0%
Southeast Minnesota 1,140$20.54/hr-7.3%
Central Minnesota 1,350$19.48/hr-5.2%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 5,890$21.06/hr-13.5%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 6,940$21.01/hrN/A
Minnesota 10,090$20.16/hr-11.4%


Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 830$17.82/hr1.9%
Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 200$20.40/hr-12.7%
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians 1,280$15.44/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.