Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials

Press or shape articles by hand or machine.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
56,600 2.5 % $9.85 $20,480 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.72 $8.38 $9.33 $11.00 $12.91
Annual Wage (2) $16,050 $17,440 $19,400 $22,870 $26,850


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Drycleaning and Laundry Services 46,600 15.23 $9.73 $20,250
Employment Services 3,110 0.12 $9.41 $19,580
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing 2,720 2.12 $10.43 $21,690
Apparel Knitting Mills 760 4.52 $10.33 $21,480
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills 680 1.89 $11.43 $23,780

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Drycleaning and Laundry Services 46,600 15.23 $9.73 $20,250
Apparel Knitting Mills 760 4.52 $10.33 $21,480
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing 2,720 2.12 $10.43 $21,690
Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing 250 1.91 $10.49 $21,820
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills 680 1.89 $11.43 $23,780

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Department Stores 80 0.01 $14.12 $29,360
Fabric Mills 510 0.97 $12.49 $25,990
Leather and Hide Tanning and Finishing 50 1.38 $12.21 $25,390
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing 40 0.02 $11.95 $24,860
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills 680 1.89 $11.43 $23,780


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 9,390 0.67 1.50 $10.42 $21,670
Texas 5,460 0.54 1.22 $9.04 $18,800
Florida 3,220 0.45 1.02 $9.49 $19,740
New York 2,960 0.36 0.80 $10.02 $20,830
Ohio 2,240 0.45 1.02 $10.26 $21,340




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Carolina 1,630 0.94 2.10 $9.65 $20,060
Arkansas 950 0.84 1.88 $9.19 $19,120
Mississippi 800 0.75 1.68 $9.43 $19,610
Alabama 1,250 0.69 1.55 $9.59 $19,950
California 9,390 0.67 1.50 $10.42 $21,670




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 900 0.33 0.75 $12.68 $26,360
Massachusetts 870 0.28 0.63 $12.48 $25,960
Colorado 420 0.20 0.44 $11.88 $24,710
Minnesota 1,170 0.46 1.02 $11.58 $24,090
Rhode Island 100 0.23 0.52 $10.77 $22,400

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,000 0.79 1.77 $9.75 $20,270
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,930 0.39 0.87 $10.06 $20,930
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 1,250 0.35 0.79 $9.86 $20,500
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,180 0.47 1.06 $8.79 $18,290
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,030 0.52 1.16 $9.89 $20,570
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,010 0.46 1.03 $8.65 $18,000
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 990 0.59 1.32 $11.95 $24,860
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 980 1.04 2.33 $11.20 $23,300
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 980 0.71 1.59 $11.01 $22,900
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 850 0.50 1.13 $10.00 $20,800




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Dothan, AL 120 2.14 4.80 $10.76 $22,390
Salinas, CA 310 1.99 4.47 $9.53 $19,810
Burlington, NC 90 1.60 3.60 $8.34 $17,340
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 210 1.51 3.40 $10.00 $20,790
Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, NJ 90 1.49 3.35 $10.65 $22,150
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC 420 1.46 3.27 $11.19 $23,270
Albany, GA 90 1.45 3.26 $8.33 $17,320
Danbury, CT 90 1.35 3.04 $11.97 $24,890
Norwich-New London, CT-RI 160 1.26 2.84 $10.11 $21,040
Pine Bluff, AR 40 1.23 2.77 $9.14 $19,000




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 610 0.46 1.02 $13.55 $28,180
Appleton, WI 120 1.04 2.34 $13.20 $27,450
Peabody, MA NECTA Division 30 0.35 0.79 $12.60 $26,210
Reading, PA 60 0.39 0.88 $12.59 $26,190
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 510 0.31 0.69 $12.41 $25,810
Denver-Aurora, CO (8) (8) (8) $12.15 $25,280
Columbus, OH 370 0.42 0.95 $12.06 $25,080
Danbury, CT 90 1.35 3.04 $11.97 $24,890
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 990 0.59 1.32 $11.95 $24,860
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 210 0.12 0.27 $11.95 $24,850

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 310 2.09 4.68 $9.30 $19,350
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 200 1.62 3.64 $11.77 $24,490
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 200 0.74 1.67 $8.52 $17,710
Northeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 200 1.74 3.91 $9.30 $19,330
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 200 0.82 1.83 $8.55 $17,790

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 310 2.09 4.68 $9.30 $19,350
Northeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 200 1.74 3.91 $9.30 $19,330
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 200 1.62 3.64 $11.77 $24,490
Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 150 1.39 3.11 $9.31 $19,370
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area 150 1.29 2.90 $8.60 $17,880

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 200 1.62 3.64 $11.77 $24,490
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.20 0.46 $11.46 $23,830
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 130 0.52 1.16 $11.32 $23,550
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 50 0.45 1.02 $10.19 $21,200
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.24 0.54 $10.17 $21,150


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011