Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

51-6062 Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Set up, operate, or tend machines that cut textiles.


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)
15,160 5.2 % $12.58 $26,180 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.57 $9.76 $12.00 $14.46 $17.74
Annual Wage (2) $17,830 $20,290 $24,960 $30,090 $36,910


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)
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing 3,910 3.24 $11.46 $23,830
Other Textile Product Mills 2,160 3.40 $12.41 $25,810
Textile Furnishings Mills 1,780 3.41 $13.11 $27,260
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing 1,360 0.61 $14.25 $29,640
Fabric Mills 860 1.54 $12.87 $26,770

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing 640 5.66 $11.52 $23,950
Textile Furnishings Mills 1,780 3.41 $13.11 $27,260
Other Textile Product Mills 2,160 3.40 $12.41 $25,810
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing 3,910 3.24 $11.46 $23,830
Footwear Manufacturing 310 2.25 $14.25 $29,630

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing 1,360 0.61 $14.25 $29,640
Footwear Manufacturing 310 2.25 $14.25 $29,630
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills 640 1.95 $13.95 $29,020
Printing and Related Support Activities 240 0.05 $13.88 $28,870
Other Support Services 190 0.07 $13.67 $28,440


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 2,910 0.20 1.73 $11.64 $24,200
Georgia 2,090 0.54 4.71 $12.90 $26,830
New York 1,170 0.14 1.18 $12.98 $26,990
North Carolina 1,090 0.28 2.42 $13.55 $28,180
Texas 790 0.07 0.63 $12.11 $25,190




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)
Mississippi 710 0.66 5.76 $13.06 $27,170
Georgia 2,090 0.54 4.71 $12.90 $26,830
North Carolina 1,090 0.28 2.42 $13.55 $28,180
California 2,910 0.20 1.73 $11.64 $24,200
South Carolina 340 0.19 1.64 $12.33 $25,650




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Minnesota 190 0.07 0.63 $15.89 $33,040
New Hampshire 50 0.08 0.69 $15.14 $31,500
Connecticut 50 0.03 0.28 $14.77 $30,720
Massachusetts 430 0.13 1.16 $14.40 $29,950
Colorado 130 0.06 0.50 $13.92 $28,960





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 2,370 0.60 5.21 $11.45 $23,810
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,220 0.23 2.03 $12.56 $26,130
Dalton, GA 640 10.30 90.09 $12.73 $26,470
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 330 0.14 1.26 $12.82 $26,660
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 290 2.02 17.64 $16.07 $33,430
Greensboro-High Point, NC 280 0.82 7.17 $11.98 $24,930
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 280 0.15 1.31 $15.04 $31,290
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 270 0.12 1.09 $12.11 $25,190
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 210 0.15 1.27 $11.50 $23,910
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 150 0.17 1.47 $11.31 $23,530




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)
Dalton, GA 640 10.30 90.09 $12.73 $26,470
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 290 2.02 17.64 $16.07 $33,430
Anderson, SC 70 1.20 10.48 $10.38 $21,580
Greensboro-High Point, NC 280 0.82 7.17 $11.98 $24,930
Spartanburg, SC 90 0.73 6.43 $13.08 $27,200
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 70 0.62 5.43 $12.16 $25,290
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,370 0.60 5.21 $11.45 $23,810
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 150 0.45 3.90 $10.34 $21,500
Winston-Salem, NC 80 0.41 3.58 $13.66 $28,400
Chattanooga, TN-GA 90 0.38 3.35 $13.87 $28,860




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)
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 290 2.02 17.64 $16.07 $33,430
Pittsburgh, PA (8) (8) (8) $15.73 $32,730
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 100 0.13 1.13 $15.28 $31,780
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 110 0.06 0.54 $15.09 $31,390
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 280 0.15 1.31 $15.04 $31,290
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 40 0.04 0.32 $14.92 $31,040
Kansas City, MO-KS 40 0.04 0.38 $14.90 $30,980
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division (8) (8) (8) $14.76 $30,700
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO (8) (8) (8) $14.74 $30,650
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 30 0.12 1.02 $14.53 $30,230

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 720 4.74 41.49 $12.89 $26,800
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 630 2.96 25.91 $12.97 $26,980
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 300 2.15 18.83 $12.37 $25,730
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 100 0.40 3.46 $11.54 $24,010
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 90 0.48 4.23 $14.68 $30,530

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 720 4.74 41.49 $12.89 $26,800
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 630 2.96 25.91 $12.97 $26,980
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 300 2.15 18.83 $12.37 $25,730
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 80 0.69 6.07 $10.96 $22,800
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 60 0.56 4.91 $12.36 $25,700

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)
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 30 0.26 2.24 $17.12 $35,600
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 90 0.48 4.23 $14.68 $30,530
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 60 0.47 4.10 $14.35 $29,850
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 90 0.54 4.76 $14.31 $29,760
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 40 0.31 2.68 $14.04 $29,210


About May 2013 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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014