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Weigher

License required in 25 states

91st most burdensome licensing requirements among moderate-income occupations

73rd most heavily regulated occupation among moderate-income occupations

What They Do

Weighers, weighmasters or public weighers weigh or measure bulk commodities and issue certificates of accuracy.[c]Adapted from http://www.cdfa.ca.gov/dms/programs/wm/wm.html[/c]

Licensing

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.

License to Work

The data and information here come from IJ’s License to Work report, released in November 2017.

States Ranked by Average Licensing Burden for 102 Lower-Income Occupations

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Based on data released in November 2017

State Licensing Requirements

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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