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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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 Cutters and Trimmers, Hand
Industry profile for Cutters and Trimmers, Hand
Geographic profile for Cutters and Trimmers, Hand

National estimates for Cutters and Trimmers, Hand: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Cutters and Trimmers, Hand:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
7,980 5.6 % $ 16.44 $ 34,190 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for Cutters and Trimmers, Hand:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 11.00 $ 12.87 $ 15.21 $ 18.82 $ 24.42
Annual Wage (2) $ 22,880 $ 26,770 $ 31,630 $ 39,150 $ 50,800


Industry profile for Cutters and Trimmers, Hand: Top

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Cutters and Trimmers, Hand:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing 1,360 1.84 $ 14.76 $ 30,700
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing (3371 and 3372 only) 1,340 0.41 $ 19.56 $ 40,690
Plastics Product Manufacturing 1,070 0.19 $ 15.12 $ 31,440
Printing and Related Support Activities 410 0.11 $ 18.50 $ 38,490
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 380 0.09 $ 17.91 $ 37,260

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Cutters and Trimmers, Hand:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Leather and Hide Tanning and Finishing 60 2.08 $ 14.61 $ 30,380
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing 1,360 1.84 $ 14.76 $ 30,700
Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing 110 1.11 $ 13.21 $ 27,470
Other Textile Product Mills 350 0.60 $ 14.07 $ 29,270
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing (3371 and 3372 only) 1,340 0.41 $ 19.56 $ 40,690

Top paying industries for Cutters and Trimmers, Hand:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 60 0.01 $ 31.42 $ 65,360
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers (8) (8) $ 22.14 $ 46,060
Building Finishing Contractors 60 0.01 $ 20.00 $ 41,600
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing (3371 and 3372 only) 1,340 0.41 $ 19.56 $ 40,690
Other Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing 40 0.37 $ 19.42 $ 40,400


Geographic profile for Cutters and Trimmers, Hand: Top

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





States with the highest employment level in Cutters and Trimmers, Hand:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 1,520 0.09 1.61 $ 16.39 $ 34,080
North Carolina 1,090 0.25 4.42 $ 19.49 $ 40,530
New Jersey 570 0.15 2.63 $ 12.61 $ 26,220
Texas 440 0.04 0.63 $ 14.50 $ 30,160
Georgia 380 0.09 1.55 $ 20.66 $ 42,980




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Cutters and Trimmers, Hand:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Carolina 1,090 0.25 4.42 $ 19.49 $ 40,530
New Jersey 570 0.15 2.63 $ 12.61 $ 26,220
Vermont 30 0.12 2.08 $ 19.62 $ 40,810
Alabama 210 0.11 1.93 (8) (8)
California 1,520 0.09 1.61 $ 16.39 $ 34,080




Top paying states for Cutters and Trimmers, Hand:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 350 0.04 0.71 $ 21.17 $ 44,040
Georgia 380 0.09 1.55 $ 20.66 $ 42,980
Iowa 50 0.03 0.56 $ 20.00 $ 41,600
Vermont 30 0.12 2.08 $ 19.62 $ 40,810
North Carolina 1,090 0.25 4.42 $ 19.49 $ 40,530





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Cutters and Trimmers, Hand:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,090 0.19 3.27 $ 15.87 $ 33,010
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 840 5.79 100.93 $ 20.44 $ 42,520
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 690 0.08 1.36 $ 16.13 $ 33,540
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 230 0.08 1.47 $ 12.89 $ 26,800
Greensboro-High Point, NC 140 0.39 6.78 $ 16.33 $ 33,970
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 110 0.03 0.53 $ 15.71 $ 32,680
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 100 0.04 0.65 $ 28.01 $ 58,250
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 90 0.10 1.67 $ 17.20 $ 35,770
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 70 0.02 0.42 $ 14.39 $ 29,930
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 70 0.02 0.27 $ 13.12 $ 27,280




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Cutters and Trimmers, Hand:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 840 5.79 100.93 $ 20.44 $ 42,520
Dover-Durham, NH-ME 50 0.94 16.31 $ 15.26 $ 31,740
Greensboro-High Point, NC 140 0.39 6.78 $ 16.33 $ 33,970
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,090 0.19 3.27 $ 15.87 $ 33,010
Winston-Salem, NC 40 0.14 2.51 $ 19.31 $ 40,160
Knoxville, TN 50 0.14 2.46 $ 16.22 $ 33,730
Worcester, MA-CT 40 0.14 2.46 $ 18.45 $ 38,370
Provo-Orem, UT 30 0.14 2.38 $ 11.59 $ 24,110
Wichita, KS 30 0.10 1.83 $ 16.21 $ 33,720
Tulsa, OK 40 0.10 1.72 $ 12.28 $ 25,530




Top paying metropolitan areas for Cutters and Trimmers, Hand:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 100 0.04 0.65 $ 28.01 $ 58,250
Salt Lake City, UT 40 0.06 1.08 $ 22.79 $ 47,410
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL (8) (8) (8) $ 21.97 $ 45,690
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 840 5.79 100.93 $ 20.44 $ 42,520
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 60 0.02 0.42 $ 20.18 $ 41,970
Winston-Salem, NC 40 0.14 2.51 $ 19.31 $ 40,160
Worcester, MA-CT 40 0.14 2.46 $ 18.45 $ 38,370
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA (8) (8) (8) $ 17.62 $ 36,650
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 90 0.10 1.67 $ 17.20 $ 35,770
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI (8) (8) (8) $ 17.02 $ 35,390

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Cutters and Trimmers, Hand:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 80 0.35 6.07 $ 13.94 $ 29,000
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.29 5.14 $ 16.08 $ 33,440

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Cutters and Trimmers, Hand:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 80 0.35 6.07 $ 13.94 $ 29,000
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.29 5.14 $ 16.08 $ 33,440

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Cutters and Trimmers, Hand:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.29 5.14 $ 16.08 $ 33,440
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 80 0.35 6.07 $ 13.94 $ 29,000


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