Tallier

Perform duties to tally products or raw materials.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$18,000 – $43,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Talliers do?

Performs any combination of following duties to tally products or raw materials, such as field crops, fish, livestock, typewriter and watch parts, and steel ingots, received from suppliers or by and from workers, for payroll, payment, and production control purposes, using weight scales, counting devices, and tally sheets: Computes and records totals of tallied figures, using adding machine. Examines and sorts items tallied. Records number and types of defects for quality control purposes. Counts sample quantity of parts onto ratio balance scale and computes total number of parts. Issues receipts. Moves tallied items to storage, shipping, or production areas, manually or by handtruck. May be required to have weigh master’s license. May be designated according to product tallied as Apple Checker; Boxcar Weigher; Cotton Weigher; Fish Checker; Ingot Weigher; Livestock Counter; Lumber Checker; Parts Counter-Weigher.


Should I be a Tallier?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Freight Tallier, Lumber Tallier

    How to become a Tallier

    Most Talliers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9ejaaa&chl=no+college+%2861%25%29|certificate+%2830%25%29|associate%27s+%289%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,61,61
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