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Weighers, Measurers, Checkers and Samplers, Recordkeeping

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How Much Do Weighers and Measurers Make In 2018

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Average salary

Annual salary
$31080 per year

Hourly wage
$14.940 per hour

One of the most popular questions we get from our readers here at OwlGuru is how much do Weighers and Measurers make per year and what is their hourly wage.

According to BLS, the average annual salary of Weighers and Measurers is $31080. Their salary can also be as low as $19610 if you’re still a newbie with no experience to over $47280 if you have a ton of experience under your belt.

The typical hourly pay is $14.940 and can range from $9.430 to $22.730 which also depends if you’re a newbie or a professional.

Just like any other job, the salary of A Weigher and Measurer will vary based on your education and experience level.

# = Over $100 per hour or $200,000 per year.
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After comparing how much do Weighers and Measurers make with other careers, they have a salary rank of D.

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Salary range

Highest (Top 10%)$22.730$47280
Senior (Top 25%)$17.920$37260
Middle (Mid 50%)$13.840$28790
Junior (Bottom 25%)$10.820$22510
No experience (Bottom 10%)$9.430$19610

Entry-level Weighers and Measurers who starts out at $22510 can expect to make $28790 after 3-5 years of experience in the field.

The bottom 10% makes less than $9.430 per hour while the top 10% makes over $22.730 per hour.

While the median wage is $28790 per annum or $13.840 per hour.

Depending on who you work for, you might also get overtime pay.

# = Over $100 per hour or $200,000 per year.

Highest paying industries

Industry nameHourly wageAnnual salary
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas26.1454370
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution24.0249960
Pipeline Transportation23.8449590
Support Activities for Water Transportation23.7249330
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing23.6649210
Oil and Gas Extraction23.6449180
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing23.5949070
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel22.0645890
Scientific Research and Development Services21.8745500
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences21.8745500
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing21.244090
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing21.143890
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing20.943480
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities20.6743000
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing20.4742570
Insurance Carriers20.4242460
Specialty Trade Contractors20.3442310
Educational Services, Privately owned20.3342290
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Privately owned20.3342290
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing20.2342080
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing20.1241840
Rubber Product Manufacturing19.6740920
Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers19.640760
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers19.3940320
Support Activities for Mining19.3340200
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)19.340140
Support Activities for Transportation19.2740070
Computer Systems Design and Related Services19.1339790
Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing18.7739050
Tobacco Manufacturing18.7138910
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing18.6138710
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services18.5638600
Primary Metal Manufacturing18.3438140
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, State government owned18.3138080
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing18.1837810
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing18.1737790
Freight Transportation Arrangement18.1537750
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills17.9837400
Testing Laboratories17.9837400
Coal Mining17.8937220
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services17.8937200
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing17.6636730
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing17.6236650
Support Activities for Air Transportation17.6136640
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals17.5536510
Air Transportation17.4936370
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers17.4536300
Wood Kitchen Cabinet and Countertop Manufacturing17.4436280
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction17.4236230
Local government, including schools and hospitals17.436200
Ship and Boat Building17.3936170
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction17.3936160
Paper Manufacturing17.3936160
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing17.3736130
Finance and Insurance17.3636120
Chemical Manufacturing17.3336050
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers17.1935750
Engineering Services17.1835740
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing17.1635700
Federal, State, and Local Government17.1335620
Federal, State, and Local Government, excluding state and local schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service17.1335620
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing17.1235600
Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers17.1135600
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing17.1135590
Repair and Maintenance17.1135580
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing1735350
Nondepository Credit Intermediation16.9735300
Basic Chemical Manufacturing16.9735290
Transportation and Warehousing16.9735290
Hospitals, Privately owned16.9535260
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Privately owned16.9535260
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing16.9235190
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services16.8935130
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers16.8735080
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing16.7834900
Warehousing and Storage16.7334800
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing16.6634660
Scheduled Air Transportation16.6734660
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing16.6534630
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing16.6234570
Beverage Manufacturing16.634540
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers16.5934500
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services16.5634440
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing16.5634430
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers16.5234370
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing16.5134340
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing16.5134330
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers16.5134330
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)16.4934290
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)16.4934290
Water Transportation16.4634230
Farm and Garden Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers16.3734050
Miscellaneous Manufacturing16.3534010
Other Nondepository Credit Intermediation16.3333960
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing16.3233940
Mining (except Oil and Gas)16.2333760
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries16.2233740
Spectator Sports16.2233740
Machinery Manufacturing16.2133720
Management of Companies and Enterprises16.233690
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying16.1633610
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers16.1533600
Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers16.1333560
Dairy Product Manufacturing16.0333350
Direct Selling Establishments16.0333350
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers16.0233310
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing15.9133090
Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers15.8933060
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers15.8833030
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing15.8432950
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services15.8332930
Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service15.8332920
Activities Related to Credit Intermediation15.7832820
Plastics Product Manufacturing15.7432740
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)15.7232690
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing15.6832610
Household and Institutional Furniture Manufacturing15.6832610
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services15.6632580
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods15.6532560
Animal Food Manufacturing15.5732380
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing15.5132260
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers15.532240
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation15.4732170
Wholesale Trade15.3431910
Support Activities for Animal Production15.3331890
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing15.3231860
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals15.2831790
Grain and Oilseed Milling15.2831770
Printing and Related Support Activities15.2431710
Other Food Manufacturing15.2331680
Publishing Industries (except Internet)15.2231660
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers15.2231660
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing15.1231460
Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores15.1131430
Ambulatory Health Care Services15.0931400
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities15.0931380
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing15.0831370
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing15.0831370
Nonstore Retailers15.0731340
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods15.0631320
Food Services and Drinking Places15.0331270
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers1531210
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing14.9931170
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses14.9831160
Waste Treatment and Disposal14.9631110
Forging and Stamping14.9331050
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers14.8930960
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing14.8630910
All industries14.7730730
Waste Management and Remediation Services14.7630700
All industries, private ownership only14.7430650
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers14.7130600
Waste Collection14.6630490
Furniture Stores14.630360
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing14.5930350
Depository Credit Intermediation14.5330230
Services to Buildings and Dwellings14.5230200
Health Care and Social Assistance (including private, state, and local government hospitals)14.530170
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills14.4330020
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services14.3929930
General Freight Trucking14.3729890
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services14.3729890
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services14.3729880
Apparel Manufacturing14.2929730
Investigation and Security Services14.2529630
Water, Sewage and Other Systems14.2429610
Food Manufacturing14.1329400
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers14.129320
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing14.0929310
Textile Mills14.0429200
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services1429120
Investigation, Guard, and Armored Car Services1429110
Health and Personal Care Stores13.9529010
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers13.9328970
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing13.9228960
Truck Transportation13.8928890
Fabric Mills13.8528810
Business Support Services13.8128730
Pharmacies and Drug Stores13.7728640
Textile Furnishings Mills13.7628610
Rental and Leasing Services13.7428580
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging13.7328560
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills13.7228540
Grocery Stores13.6628420
Other General Merchandise Stores13.6628420
Employment Services13.6328350
Food and Beverage Stores13.6128310
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing13.5628200
Special Food Services13.4928070
Retail Trade13.4728020
Accommodation and Food Services13.4627990
Textile Product Mills13.4527970
Wood Product Manufacturing13.3527770
General Merchandise Stores13.2327510
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers13.2127480
Other Wood Product Manufacturing13.227450
Animal Slaughtering and Processing13.1427320
Telephone Call Centers12.9426920
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing12.9226860
Sector 56- Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services12.7726570
Specialty Food Stores12.7726550
Building Material and Supplies Dealers12.7626530
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers12.7326480
Support Activities for Rail Transportation12.7326480
Support Activities for Road Transportation12.726410
Apparel Knitting Mills12.6926400
Other Textile Product Mills12.6826370
Department Stores12.6626330
Administrative and Support Services12.3825750
State government, including schools and hospitals12.3325650
Specialized Freight Trucking12.3225620
Sawmills and Wood Preservation12.2625500
Traveler Accommodation12.2425470
Other Support Services12.1925350
Support Activities for Agriculture and Forestry12.1525270
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting12.1425240
Casino Hotels12.1325220
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing11.3923700
Educational Services (including private, state, and local government schools)11.2423370
Social Assistance11.0723030
Support Activities for Crop Production1122890
Personal and Laundry Services10.2221270
Drycleaning and Laundry Services10.2221270
Vocational Rehabilitation Services10.0120810
Educational Services, State government owned9.5519850
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores9.5219810
Elementary and Secondary Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)8.8218340

Not all industries pay the same for Weighers, Measurers, Checkers and Samplers, Recordkeeping.

One of the easiest way to increase your salary is to change industries and find a higher paying one.

Highest paying states


Another simple way to boost your pay as A Weigher and Measurer is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like AK doesn’t mean you will make more overall. This is because the expenses at AK may be 2x higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to the BLS, the highest paid / most successful Weighers and Measurers are in the states of AK, WY, VT, CT and NH. The average salary in AK is $42980.

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