Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

51-9031 Cutters and Trimmers, Hand

Use hand tools or hand-held power tools to cut and trim a variety of manufactured items, such as carpet, fabric, stone, glass, or rubber.


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)
17,420 3.5 % $12.57 $26,140 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.45 $9.46 $11.74 $14.70 $18.17
Annual Wage (2) $17,570 $19,670 $24,410 $30,570 $37,800


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)
Plastics Product Manufacturing 2,980 0.59 $12.53 $26,060
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing 1,870 1.46 $11.39 $23,690
Rubber Product Manufacturing 1,500 1.25 $12.70 $26,420
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing 1,270 0.56 $15.04 $31,290
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 1,100 0.41 $11.70 $24,340

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Leather and Hide Tanning and Finishing 90 2.74 $11.83 $24,600
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing 1,870 1.46 $11.39 $23,690
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 830 1.25 $14.99 $31,190
Rubber Product Manufacturing 1,500 1.25 $12.70 $26,420
Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing 160 1.23 $11.61 $24,150

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 100 0.01 $18.64 $38,760
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing (8) (8) $18.30 $38,050
Local Government (OES Designation) 40 (7) $16.41 $34,130
Building Finishing Contractors 110 0.02 $16.30 $33,910
Ship and Boat Building 60 0.05 $16.14 $33,570


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 2,700 0.19 1.41 $11.49 $23,910
North Carolina 1,690 0.45 3.28 $14.12 $29,370
Texas 1,180 0.12 0.85 $10.95 $22,770
New Jersey 900 0.24 1.74 $11.85 $24,650
Kansas 770 0.59 4.33 $11.66 $24,240




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)
Kansas 770 0.59 4.33 $11.66 $24,240
North Carolina 1,690 0.45 3.28 $14.12 $29,370
Oregon 640 0.41 2.97 $10.67 $22,200
Vermont 110 0.37 2.71 $15.86 $32,990
Wisconsin 630 0.24 1.77 $13.14 $27,330




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kentucky 120 0.07 0.52 $17.32 $36,020
New York 570 0.07 0.50 $15.88 $33,020
Vermont 110 0.37 2.71 $15.86 $32,990
Minnesota 290 0.11 0.83 $14.78 $30,750
Illinois 490 0.09 0.64 $14.66 $30,500

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 1,390 0.37 2.66 $10.93 $22,730
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 710 5.19 37.89 $15.97 $33,220
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 400 0.11 0.82 $14.98 $31,150
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 350 0.25 1.85 $12.09 $25,140
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 330 0.66 4.79 $9.89 $20,570
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 330 0.07 0.48 $14.40 $29,960
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 310 0.16 1.14 $12.17 $25,310
Greensboro-High Point, NC 310 0.92 6.71 $13.27 $27,610
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 280 0.30 2.15 $13.35 $27,760
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 250 0.26 1.90 $12.83 $26,680




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)
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 710 5.19 37.89 $15.97 $33,220
Dalton, GA 120 1.90 13.86 $9.40 $19,560
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 90 0.92 6.74 $11.65 $24,230
Greensboro-High Point, NC 310 0.92 6.71 $13.27 $27,610
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 330 0.66 4.79 $9.89 $20,570
Madison, WI 180 0.55 4.03 $12.39 $25,760
Green Bay, WI 80 0.49 3.54 $13.81 $28,730
Bloomington, IN 30 0.43 3.17 $16.64 $34,620
Boise City-Nampa, ID 100 0.40 2.93 $10.40 $21,630
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,390 0.37 2.66 $10.93 $22,730




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)
Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN 70 0.13 0.91 $21.41 $44,530
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 90 0.18 1.28 $20.75 $43,160
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI (8) (8) (8) $16.69 $34,720
Bloomington, IN 30 0.43 3.17 $16.64 $34,620
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 710 5.19 37.89 $15.97 $33,220
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 40 0.02 0.12 $15.93 $33,130
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 60 0.36 2.63 $15.87 $33,000
Denver-Aurora, CO 30 0.03 0.20 $15.00 $31,210
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 400 0.11 0.82 $14.98 $31,150
Syracuse, NY 70 0.22 1.63 $14.61 $30,390

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)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 380 0.99 7.24 $11.48 $23,870
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area 330 2.76 20.15 $9.77 $20,330
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 230 0.80 5.83 $13.42 $27,910
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 200 1.55 11.30 $12.92 $26,870
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 170 0.81 5.91 $13.06 $27,170

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)
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area 330 2.76 20.15 $9.77 $20,330
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 200 1.55 11.30 $12.92 $26,870
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 160 1.08 7.90 $13.76 $28,620
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 380 0.99 7.24 $11.48 $23,870
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 170 0.81 5.91 $13.06 $27,170

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)
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 40 0.51 3.71 $20.29 $42,210
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 70 0.80 5.83 $14.67 $30,510
Southwest / Southeast Indiana nonmetropolitan area 80 0.52 3.82 $14.52 $30,200
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 1.70 $14.31 $29,760
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 40 0.32 2.31 $14.06 $29,250


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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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