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Salary, Wages, Pay: Inspectors, Testers, Sorters,Samplers, and Weighers




Median hourly earnings of Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers were $13.01 in 2002. The middle 50 percent earned between $9.84 and $17.46 an hour. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $7.81 an hour, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $23.56 an hour. Median hourly earnings in the industries employing the largest numbers of inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers in 2002 were:

Aerospace product and parts manufacturing $18.24
Motor vehicle parts manufacturing 16.49
Semiconductor and other electronic component manufacturing 12.86
Plastics product manufacturing 11.94
Employment services 8.85