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Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers

Wages & Outlook

 

Typical Wages

Wages listed below are for a variety of experience and education levels. Make sure that you research the typical entry-level education and work experience and training requirements for this occupation.

This career: $21.03
Statewide median: $21.49

 

This career pays below the statewide median wage.


Wages for Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers *

Area Low Median High
U S
$14.83 $19.10 $25.36
Minnesota
$17.10 $21.03 $25.49
Central Minnesota
$16.27 $19.40 $24.56
Northeast Minnesota
$14.35 $18.33 $23.37
Northwest Minnesota
$17.29 $20.52 $23.95
Southeast Minnesota
$16.55 $20.15 $23.54
Southwest Minnesota
$15.77 $18.12 $21.75
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$17.80 $22.04 $27.00

* "Low" indicates 25% of workers earn less and 75% earn more.
"Median" indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
"High" indicates 75% of workers earn less and 25% earn more.

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Employment

In Minnesota, there are 10,860 workers employed in this large career.

Where do Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers most often work?

 

Current Demand

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This career is currently in very high demand.

 

Future Demand

This career is shrinking.

There will be a need for about 9,476 new Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers to meet market demand between 2018-2028. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.

 

Employment Outlook for Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
Area Employment Employment Change
2018 2028 Number Percent
U S 574,000 473,100 -100,900 -17.6%
Minnesota 10,217 8,291 -1,926 -18.9%
Central Minnesota 1,232 1,047 -185 -15%
Northeast Minnesota 365 286 -79 -21.6%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 5,866 4,726 -1,140 -19.4%
Northwest Minnesota 929 788 -141 -15.2%
Southeast Minnesota 1,106 931 -175 -15.8%
Southwest Minnesota 783 624 -159 -20.3%


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