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

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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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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.


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

Public Administration
Educational Services
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
Finance and Insurance

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
Health Care and Social Assistance
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
Accommodation and Food Services
Other Services (except Public Administration)
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
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