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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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

Press or shape articles by hand or machine.


National estimates for Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials
Industry profile for Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials
Geographic profile for Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials

National estimates for Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
31,980 4.0 % $ 12.53 $ 26,050 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 9.16 $ 10.54 $ 12.30 $ 14.22 $ 15.58
Annual Wage (2) $ 19,060 $ 21,910 $ 25,580 $ 29,580 $ 32,410


Industry profile for Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Drycleaning and Laundry Services 28,300 11.12 $ 12.47 $ 25,940
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing 1,210 1.65 $ 13.18 $ 27,410
Clothing Stores 280 0.04 $ 11.26 $ 23,410
Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing 260 2.70 $ 12.16 $ 25,280
Employment Services 210 0.01 $ 12.82 $ 26,670

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Drycleaning and Laundry Services 28,300 11.12 $ 12.47 $ 25,940
Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing 260 2.70 $ 12.16 $ 25,280
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing 1,210 1.65 $ 13.18 $ 27,410
Apparel Knitting Mills 60 0.76 $ 11.55 $ 24,020
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills 120 0.47 $ 13.71 $ 28,510

Top paying industries for Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills 120 0.47 $ 13.71 $ 28,510
Printing and Related Support Activities 130 0.03 $ 13.64 $ 28,380
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing 1,210 1.65 $ 13.18 $ 27,410
Rental and leasing services (5322, 5323, and 5324 only) 70 0.02 $ 13.13 $ 27,300
Employment Services 210 0.01 $ 12.82 $ 26,670


Geographic profile for Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 5,780 0.35 1.53 $ 14.64 $ 30,460
Texas 3,900 0.32 1.40 $ 11.23 $ 23,360
Florida 2,310 0.27 1.19 $ 11.76 $ 24,470
Pennsylvania 1,410 0.25 1.11 $ 12.32 $ 25,620
Georgia 1,350 0.31 1.36 $ 10.45 $ 21,730




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Mississippi 550 0.51 2.23 $ 10.30 $ 21,420
South Carolina 720 0.36 1.56 $ 11.86 $ 24,660
California 5,780 0.35 1.53 $ 14.64 $ 30,460
Nevada 440 0.35 1.52 $ 11.81 $ 24,570
Virginia 1,210 0.33 1.42 $ 10.63 $ 22,110




Top paying states for Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 510 0.16 0.70 $ 15.27 $ 31,750
New York 1,140 0.13 0.57 $ 15.06 $ 31,320
Massachusetts 690 0.21 0.90 $ 14.84 $ 30,860
California 5,780 0.35 1.53 $ 14.64 $ 30,460
Minnesota 470 0.17 0.76 $ 14.28 $ 29,700





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,340 0.40 1.75 $ 14.34 $ 29,830
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,400 0.16 0.69 $ 14.17 $ 29,480
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,140 0.32 1.38 $ 11.23 $ 23,360
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,020 0.34 1.47 $ 10.89 $ 22,650
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 920 0.31 1.35 $ 11.46 $ 23,830
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 830 0.19 0.83 $ 12.15 $ 25,260
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 820 0.35 1.53 $ 15.82 $ 32,900
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 810 0.32 1.41 $ 11.77 $ 24,480
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 750 0.36 1.54 $ 12.62 $ 26,240
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 660 0.25 1.09 $ 9.46 $ 19,670




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Burlington, NC 50 0.86 3.72 $ 11.54 $ 24,010
Odessa, TX 60 0.85 3.69 $ 11.02 $ 22,930
Salinas, CA 140 0.84 3.63 $ 15.48 $ 32,190
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 150 0.83 3.60 $ 13.38 $ 27,830
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 210 0.79 3.44 $ 11.95 $ 24,850
Lynchburg, VA 80 0.78 3.39 $ 11.22 $ 23,330
Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC 50 0.71 3.10 $ 11.05 $ 22,970
Santa Rosa, CA 120 0.60 2.62 $ 16.07 $ 33,420
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 560 0.56 2.43 $ 11.39 $ 23,690
Stockton-Lodi, CA 130 0.53 2.32 $ 13.78 $ 28,670




Top paying metropolitan areas for Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Olympia-Tumwater, WA (8) (8) (8) $ 16.60 $ 34,520
Santa Rosa, CA 120 0.60 2.62 $ 16.07 $ 33,420
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 820 0.35 1.53 $ 15.82 $ 32,900
Salinas, CA 140 0.84 3.63 $ 15.48 $ 32,190
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA (8) (8) (8) $ 15.12 $ 31,460
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 290 0.15 0.66 $ 14.68 $ 30,530
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 580 0.41 1.79 $ 14.66 $ 30,490
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 580 0.22 0.97 $ 14.62 $ 30,410
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 410 0.22 0.96 $ 14.48 $ 30,120
Springfield, MA-CT (8) (8) (8) $ 14.39 $ 29,920

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 120 1.29 5.61 $ 8.79 $ 18,280
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 110 0.48 2.10 $ 10.25 $ 21,320
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 110 0.39 1.70 $ 11.49 $ 23,900
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 100 0.71 3.09 $ 12.03 $ 25,020
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area 60 0.77 3.37 $ 9.57 $ 19,900

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 120 1.29 5.61 $ 8.79 $ 18,280
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area 60 0.77 3.37 $ 9.57 $ 19,900
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 100 0.71 3.09 $ 12.03 $ 25,020
Northwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 60 0.63 2.75 $ 9.17 $ 19,070
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 110 0.48 2.10 $ 10.25 $ 21,320

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 13.12 $ 27,290
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 13.05 $ 27,150
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.16 0.69 $ 12.10 $ 25,170
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 100 0.71 3.09 $ 12.03 $ 25,020
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 11.58 $ 24,080


About May 2020 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 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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021