Median hourly earnings of inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers were $13.66 in May 2004. The middle 50 percent earned between $10.43 and $18.23 an hour. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $8.30 an hour, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $24.45 an hour. Median hourly earnings in the industries employing the largest numbers of inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers in May 2004 were:
|Motor vehicle parts manufacturing||$16.54|
|Architectural, engineering, and related services||15.59|
|Semiconductor and other electronic component manufacturing||12.94|
|Plastics product manufacturing||12.40|
Suggested citation: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2006-07 Edition, Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos220.htm.