Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping

General Information

Description

Weigh, measure, and check materials, supplies, and equipment for the purpose of keeping relevant records. Duties are primarily clerical by nature. Includes workers who collect and keep record of samples of products or materials.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit88.43%
  2. State and local government5.72%
  3. Private, not for profit3.05%
  4. Self-employed1.73%
  5. Federal government0.89%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Job Outlook

Overall employment of material recording clerks is projected to show little or no change from 2020 to 2030. Despite limited employment growth, about 111,600 openings for material recording clerks are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Most of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$36,650

State-by-state Salary

Gray states indicate no data available

$43,830
$29,320
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • High school 49%
  • Less than high school 21%
  • Some college 19%
  • Associate's degree 4%
  • Post-secondary certificate 3%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Bachelor's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

Knowledge

  • Production and Processing
  • Mathematics
  • Administration and Management
  • English Language
  • Education and Training

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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