Updated August 18, 2021
Average Grader Salary
$11.51 hourly
$23,000 yearly

Entry level Salary
$17,000 yearly
$17,000
10 %
$23,000
Median
$32,000
90 %
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PercentileascdescAnnual SalaryascdescMonthly SalaryascdescHourly Rateascdesc
90th Percentile
$32,000
$2,667
$15
75th Percentile
$27,000
$2,250
$13
Average
$23,931
$1,994
$12
25th Percentile
$20,000
$1,667
$10
10th Percentile
$17,000
$1,417
$8

Average Grader Salary By State

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Grader average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdescJob Countascdesc
Alabama
$23,786
$11.44
Alaska
$26,373
$12.68
Arizona
$24,694
$11.87
Arkansas
$24,854
$11.95
California
$25,933
$12.47
Colorado
$22,702
$10.91
Connecticut
$39,619
$19.05
Delaware
$36,342
$17.47
District of Columbia
$33,336
$16.03
Florida
$26,070
$12.53
Georgia
$23,459
$11.28
Hawaii
$29,737
$14.30
Idaho
$16,472
$7.92
Illinois
$27,767
$13.35
Indiana
$28,500
$13.70
Iowa
$28,375
$13.64
Kansas
$28,363
$13.64
Kentucky
$26,878
$12.92
Louisiana
$26,929
$12.95
Maine
$33,880
$16.29
Maryland
$32,509
$15.63
Massachusetts
$37,797
$18.17
Michigan
$24,697
$11.87
Minnesota
$34,799
$16.73
Mississippi
$25,716
$12.36
Missouri
$25,651
$12.33
Montana
$21,706
$10.44
Nebraska
$27,050
$13.00
Nevada
$25,973
$12.49
New Hampshire
$38,564
$18.54
New Jersey
$37,996
$18.27
New Mexico
$24,522
$11.79
New York
$42,288
$20.33
North Carolina
$27,020
$12.99
North Dakota
$28,333
$13.62
Ohio
$26,533
$12.76
Oklahoma
$23,332
$11.22
Oregon
$26,123
$12.56
Pennsylvania
$30,995
$14.90
Rhode Island
$41,802
$20.10
South Carolina
$27,529
$13.24
South Dakota
$28,133
$13.53
Tennessee
$25,480
$12.25
Texas
$23,515
$11.31
Utah
$21,357
$10.27
Vermont
$31,369
$15.08
Virginia
$28,225
$13.57
Washington
$23,725
$11.41
West Virginia
$28,802
$13.85
Wisconsin
$32,177
$15.47
Wyoming
$25,905
$12.45

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Highest Paying Cities For Grader

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CityascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
New York, NY
$42,535
$20.45
Lawrence, KS
$28,537
$13.72
San Francisco, CA
$27,124
$13.04
Springfield, OR
$26,347
$12.67
Roswell, NM
$25,064
$12.05
Livonia, MI
$24,675
$11.86

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How much does a Grader make?

The average grader salary is $23,931 per year, or $11.51 per hour, in the United States. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $17,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $32,000. As most things go, location can be critical. New York, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Hampshire, and New Jersey provide the highest grader salaries.

Average Grader Salary Over Time

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Location
    YearascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc% Changeascdesc
    2021
    $23,900
    $11.51
    +4.5%
    2020
    $22,900
    $10.99
    +3.5%
    2019
    $22,100
    $10.61
    +6.3%
    2018
    $20,700
    $9.94
    +5.6%
    2017
    $19,500
    $9.38
    +3.5%

    How Much Do Graders Make In Different Industries?

    As we previously stated, grader salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that manufacturing, education, and retail companies tend to offer much higher salaries for graders. For example, graders make a whopping average salary of $31,206 while working for manufacturing companies. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $30,342 at education companies and $28,736 at retail companies. But graders may want to avoid working in the agriculture industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $24,465.
    RankIndustryAverage Grader SalaryGrader Salary Range
    1Manufacturing
    $31,206
    $21k
    $42k
    2Education
    $30,342
    $21k
    $42k
    3Retail
    $28,736
    $21k
    $42k
    4Government
    $25,692
    $21k
    $42k
    5Agriculture
    $24,465
    $21k
    $42k

    High Paying Grader Jobs

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Sorter

    Avg. salary: $30,063

    A sorter is responsible for categorizing items after the production process. Sorters duties include utilizing factory equipment to sort products efficiently, monitor and exclude defective items, maintain a clean and organized production area, assist in loading and unloading items, perform repairs on malfunctioning equipment, and examine inventories requesting necessary supplies, and adhering to the safety protocols and regulatory procedures. Sorters must have excellent time-management and multi-tasking skills, as well as in-depth product knowledge to classify items accordingly.
    38,583 Sorter Jobs
    Job TitleascdescAnnual SalaryascdescMonthly SalaryascdescHourly RateascdescJob Openingsascdesc
    Sorter
    $30,063
    $2,505
    $14.45
    38,583
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    Which Companies Pay Graders The Most?

    To earn a high income as a grader, working for NICE Systems or Bunge might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Intertek and COCC report highly competitive wages for graders.
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    Average Grader Salary by Demographic

    Grader Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $33,276
    female-income
    Female Income
    $30,495
    Genderascdesc
    Incomeascdesc
    Male$33,276
    Female$30,495
    Median Grader Income by Race
    White graders have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Hispanic or latino graders have the lowest average salary at $29,878.
    $35,000
    $28,000
    $21,000
    $14,000
    $7,000
    $0
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    White$34,226
    Black or African American$31,185
    Asian$31,922
    Hispanic or Latino$29,878
    Average Grader Salary by Education Level
    Graders with a Bachelors degree earn more than those without, at $33,552 annually. With a High School Diploma degree, graders earn a median annual income of $30,495 compared to $29,646 for graders with an Associate degree.
    $35,000
    $28,000
    $21,000
    $14,000
    $7,000
    $0
    High School Diploma or Less
    No Education
    Bachelor's Degree
    Some College/ Associate Degree
    Educationascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    High School Diploma or Less$30,495
    No Education$29,439
    Bachelor's Degree$33,552
    Some College/ Associate Degree$29,646