Occupation Information | Department of Labor Research and Analysis

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

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.
Employment and Job Openings
EmploymentAverage Annual Openings
2018 Estimate2028 ProjectionPercent ChangeLabor Force ExitsOccupation TransfersTotal
Alaska 224 254 13.39 9 20 32
United States 574000 473100 0.0 20800 43700 54400
Job Outlook for Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is moderate with moderate employment opportunities.
2020 Wages
Mean WageWage by Percentile
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
United States 21.43 12.62 15.31 19.45 25.72 32.80
Alaska 34.43 15.71 26.31 33.05 43.94 50.90
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 30.37 14.55 24.40 29.53 37.02 42.56
Fairbanks North Star Borough 38.71 26.36 29.49 42.38 46.94 49.68
Balance of State 39.23 12.31 28.15 42.52 50.14 58.96

* indicates the estimate is not available, or the hourly wage is greater than $100, or the annual wage is greater than $208,000.