Weigher

License required by 25 states

91st most burdensome licensing requirements.

73rd most widely and onerously licensed occupation.

Weighers, weighmasters or public weighers weigh or measure bulk commodities and issue certificates of accuracy.1

Twenty-five states require a license of those who weigh bulk commodities for a living. Licensing requirements are somewhat consistent across states, with no states requiring any education or experience. In addition, most states (21) require fees of $75 or less, though Texas requires $500. On average, aspiring weighers must pay a fee of $62—the 91st most burdensome requirements of the 102 occupations studied here. However, because half of states license it, the occupation ranks as the 73rd most widely and onerously licensed.

States With Licenses

Burden Rank State States Licensed Fees Estimated Calendar Days Lost Education Experience Exams Minimum Grade Minimum Age
1 New Hampshire 25 $116 0 1 0 18
2 Texas 25 $500 0 0 0 0
3 Arizona 25 $48 0 1 0 18
4 Hawaii 25 $25 0 1 0 18
5 Nevada 25 $120 0 1 0 0
6 Louisiana 25 $75 0 1 0 0
7 Colorado 25 $25 0 1 0 0
8 Pennsylvania 25 $60 0 0 0 18
9 Mississippi 25 $25 0 0 0 21
10 Tennessee 25 $50 0 0 0 18
10 Washington 25 $50 0 0 0 18
12 Connecticut 25 $40 0 0 0 18
13 North Carolina 25 $25 0 0 0 18
13 Vermont 25 $25 0 0 0 18
13 Virginia 25 $25 0 0 0 18
16 Idaho 25 $10 0 0 0 18
17 New Mexico 25 $150 0 0 0 0
18 California 25 $75 0 0 0 0
19 Delaware 25 $25 0 0 0 0
20 Alabama 25 $20 0 0 0 0
21 Georgia 25 $15 0 0 0 0
21 New York 25 $15 0 0 0 0
23 Maine 25 $10 0 0 0 0
23 Ohio 25 $10 0 0 0 0
25 South Carolina 25 $5 0 0 0 0

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