Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
14,370 5.4 % $12.86 $26,760 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.68 $10.05 $12.30 $14.68 $17.96
Annual Wage (2) $18,040 $20,910 $25,590 $30,540 $37,360


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 3,640 3.08 $12.26 $25,510
Other Textile Product Mills 2,050 3.25 $13.26 $27,580
Textile Furnishings Mills 1,690 3.23 $13.33 $27,730
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing 1,300 0.56 $14.06 $29,240
Fabric Mills 810 1.45 $12.81 $26,640

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 530 4.68 $12.00 $24,950
Other Textile Product Mills 2,050 3.25 $13.26 $27,580
Textile Furnishings Mills 1,690 3.23 $13.33 $27,730
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing 3,640 3.08 $12.26 $25,510
Footwear Manufacturing 270 2.14 $15.14 $31,490

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Building Finishing Contractors 40 0.01 $17.29 $35,970
Footwear Manufacturing 270 2.14 $15.14 $31,490
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 30 0.04 $14.37 $29,890
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills 680 2.11 $14.24 $29,620
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing 1,300 0.56 $14.06 $29,240


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 2,660 0.18 1.65 $12.10 $25,160
Georgia 1,570 0.39 3.71 $13.19 $27,430
Texas 1,160 0.10 0.97 $11.11 $23,100
New York 970 0.11 1.03 $13.15 $27,360
North Carolina 910 0.23 2.12 $13.47 $28,020



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 540 0.49 4.64 $13.42 $27,920
Georgia 1,570 0.39 3.71 $13.19 $27,430
Alabama 580 0.31 2.94 $12.20 $25,370
South Carolina 520 0.28 2.63 $13.04 $27,130
North Carolina 910 0.23 2.12 $13.47 $28,020



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Hampshire 50 0.07 0.70 $16.35 $34,010
Minnesota 170 0.06 0.59 $15.79 $32,840
Tennessee 360 0.13 1.24 $15.57 $32,390
Maine 40 0.07 0.62 $14.75 $30,680
Connecticut 80 0.05 0.43 $14.66 $30,490




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 2,140 0.53 4.96 $12.00 $24,960
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 910 0.17 1.59 $12.81 $26,650
Dalton, GA 360 5.53 52.01 $13.05 $27,140
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 340 0.15 1.41 $12.07 $25,100
Greensboro-High Point, NC 300 0.87 8.16 $11.89 $24,720
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 300 0.12 1.16 $13.04 $27,130
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 250 0.14 1.28 $15.03 $31,260
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 190 0.13 1.22 $12.00 $24,950
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 190 0.10 0.98 $13.74 $28,580
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC 180 0.58 5.48 $11.27 $23,440



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 360 5.53 52.01 $13.05 $27,140
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 170 1.19 11.21 $17.80 $37,030
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 130 1.06 9.92 $13.18 $27,420
Greensboro-High Point, NC 300 0.87 8.16 $11.89 $24,720
Anderson, SC 50 0.78 7.32 $9.17 $19,080
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC 180 0.58 5.48 $11.27 $23,440
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,140 0.53 4.96 $12.00 $24,960
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 160 0.48 4.51 $10.36 $21,550
Winston-Salem, NC 100 0.47 4.38 $12.49 $25,970
Chattanooga, TN-GA 80 0.33 3.10 $14.18 $29,490



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 170 1.19 11.21 $17.80 $37,030
Spartanburg, SC (8) (8) (8) $16.85 $35,050
Kansas City, MO-KS 50 0.05 0.44 $16.10 $33,500
New Haven, CT 40 0.13 1.19 $15.81 $32,880
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 50 0.05 0.44 $15.63 $32,510
Asheville, NC 40 0.21 2.02 $15.59 $32,430
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA (8) (8) (8) $15.49 $32,220
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 160 0.17 1.61 $15.27 $31,770
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 50 0.04 0.35 $15.05 $31,300
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 250 0.14 1.28 $15.03 $31,260

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 490 3.14 29.57 $13.02 $27,070
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 440 2.04 19.17 $13.28 $27,620
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 150 1.28 12.05 $13.97 $29,060
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 110 0.96 9.01 $17.34 $36,060
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 80 0.62 5.82 $14.89 $30,960

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 490 3.14 29.57 $13.02 $27,070
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 440 2.04 19.17 $13.28 $27,620
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 150 1.28 12.05 $13.97 $29,060
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 110 0.96 9.01 $17.34 $36,060
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 80 0.62 5.82 $14.89 $30,960

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 Indiana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.27 2.52 $18.37 $38,210
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 110 0.96 9.01 $17.34 $36,060
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.29 2.68 $16.37 $34,050
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 80 0.62 5.82 $14.89 $30,960
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 150 1.28 12.05 $13.97 $29,060


About May 2014 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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015