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.

Fast Facts

Hourly Pay
Entry Level: $13.44/hr
Median: $17.36/hr
Experienced: $23.20/hr

Current Employment
1,928 (2019)

Projected Employment
1,682 (2029)

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

2019 Jobs2030 JobsChange (2019-2030)% Change (2019-2030)

Industries Employing Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers

IndustryOccupation Jobs in Industry (2019)% of Occupation in Industry (2019)% of Total Jobs in Industry (2019)
Temporary Help Services1065.5%1.5%
Other Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing914.7%3.5%
Machine Shops 764%3.4%
Special Die and Tool, Die Set, Jig, and Fixture Manufacturing763.9%2.5%
Testing Laboratories693.6%12.8%

Occupational Tasks

  • 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.
  • Read blueprints, data, manuals, or other materials to determine specifications, inspection and testing procedures, adjustment methods, certification processes, formulas, or measuring instruments required.
  • Record inspection or test data, such as weights, temperatures, grades, or moisture content, and quantities inspected or graded.
  • Mark items with details such as grade or acceptance-rejection status.