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Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers

in Massachusetts

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.

Occupation Projection for Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers

SOC
Code
Title Employment Change Average Annual Typical education needed for entry
2016 2026 Level Percent Exits Transfers Change Openings
519061  Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 9,974 8,738 -1,236 -12.39 % 389 716 -124 981 High school diploma or equivalent 

Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers Projections by Industry

Industry 2016
Employment
Projected 2026 Employment Change
2016-2026
2018
Mean Annual OES Wage
Number Percent Distribution Number Percent Distribution Number Percent
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing    1,730  17 % 1,410  16 % -320  -19 % $47,670
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing    1,220  12 % 910  10 % -310  -25 % $46,790
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services    780  8 % 840  10 % 60  7 % $61,820
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services    780  8 % 840  10 % 60  7 % $61,820
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediat    680  7 % 600  7 % -80  -12 % $44,730
Administrative and Support Services    650  7 % 570  7 % -80  -12 % $44,440
Machinery Manufacturing    620  6 % 500  6 % -120  -20 % $41,460
Miscellaneous Manufacturing    610  6 % 500  6 % -110  -19 % $42,960
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing    580  6 % 440  5 % -140  -23 % $67,460
Wholesale Trade    460  5 % 480  6 % 20  4 % $46,860
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing    430  4 % 350  4 % -80  -17 % $40,200
Chemical Manufacturing    400  4 % 380  4 % -20  -5 % $43,060
Food Manufacturing    370  4 % 390  4 % 20  4 % $38,740
Printing and Related Support Activities    220  2 % 200  2 % -20  -6 % $44,660
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing    220  2 % 180  2 % -40  -19 % $47,520
Textile Mills    210  2 % 170  2 % -40  -18 % $45,480
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods    180  2 % 190  2 % 10  5 % $46,700
Paper Manufacturing    170  2 % 120  1 % -50  -29 % $42,330
Primary Metal Manufacturing    150  1 % 110  1 % -40  -27 % $43,720
Other Services (except Government)    120  1 % 110  1 % -10  -8 % $38,010
Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
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