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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

51-6063 Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Set up, operate, or tend machines that knit, loop, weave, or draw in textiles. Excludes "Sewing Machine Operators" (51-6031).


National estimates for Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
Industry profile for Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
Geographic profile for Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

National estimates for Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
18,830 4.2 % $ 15.56 $ 32,370 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 10.81 $ 12.65 $ 14.95 $ 18.01 $ 21.09
Annual Wage (2) $ 22,480 $ 26,310 $ 31,090 $ 37,450 $ 43,860


Industry profile for Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Fabric Mills 10,970 23.81 $ 15.66 $ 32,570
Textile Furnishings Mills 2,760 6.32 $ 16.52 $ 34,360
Apparel Knitting Mills 1,700 20.02 $ 14.13 $ 29,390
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills 1,200 5.58 $ 14.90 $ 30,980
Employment Services 400 0.01 $ 13.35 $ 27,760

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Fabric Mills 10,970 23.81 $ 15.66 $ 32,570
Apparel Knitting Mills 1,700 20.02 $ 14.13 $ 29,390
Textile Furnishings Mills 2,760 6.32 $ 16.52 $ 34,360
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills 1,200 5.58 $ 14.90 $ 30,980
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills 40 0.15 $ 17.17 $ 35,710

Top paying industries for Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills 40 0.15 $ 17.17 $ 35,710
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 110 0.04 $ 16.66 $ 34,650
Rubber Product Manufacturing (8) (8) $ 16.60 $ 34,520
Textile Furnishings Mills 2,760 6.32 $ 16.52 $ 34,360
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 90 0.02 $ 16.13 $ 33,540


Geographic profile for Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Georgia 4,650 1.08 7.97 $ 16.27 $ 33,830
North Carolina 4,020 0.94 6.93 $ 13.81 $ 28,730
South Carolina 2,040 1.01 7.48 $ 15.73 $ 32,710
Pennsylvania 1,150 0.21 1.53 $ 16.85 $ 35,040
Alabama 1,050 0.55 4.08 $ 14.86 $ 30,900




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Georgia 4,650 1.08 7.97 $ 16.27 $ 33,830
South Carolina 2,040 1.01 7.48 $ 15.73 $ 32,710
North Carolina 4,020 0.94 6.93 $ 13.81 $ 28,730
Alabama 1,050 0.55 4.08 $ 14.86 $ 30,900
New Hampshire 230 0.38 2.79 $ 18.45 $ 38,370




Top paying states for Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Arizona (8) (8) (8) $ 23.16 $ 48,180
Wisconsin 540 0.20 1.48 $ 22.50 $ 46,800
Oregon 40 0.02 0.17 $ 20.05 $ 41,710
New Hampshire 230 0.38 2.79 $ 18.45 $ 38,370
Tennessee 350 0.12 0.89 $ 17.26 $ 35,890





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Dalton, GA 1,770 29.54 218.17 $ 15.42 $ 32,080
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,340 0.51 3.75 $ 17.20 $ 35,780
Greensboro-High Point, NC 730 2.09 15.46 $ 14.92 $ 31,040
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 670 0.12 0.85 $ 14.98 $ 31,160
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 650 0.07 0.55 $ 14.95 $ 31,100
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 610 1.56 11.49 $ 13.63 $ 28,350
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 530 0.44 3.25 $ 15.71 $ 32,690
Appleton, WI 400 3.44 25.43 $ 24.93 $ 51,860
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 380 0.14 1.05 $ 18.96 $ 39,440
Spartanburg, SC 350 2.24 16.51 $ 15.69 $ 32,640




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Dalton, GA 1,770 29.54 218.17 $ 15.42 $ 32,080
Burlington, NC 350 5.69 42.06 $ 14.05 $ 29,210
Appleton, WI 400 3.44 25.43 $ 24.93 $ 51,860
Spartanburg, SC 350 2.24 16.51 $ 15.69 $ 32,640
Greensboro-High Point, NC 730 2.09 15.46 $ 14.92 $ 31,040
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 240 1.67 12.34 $ 15.46 $ 32,160
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 610 1.56 11.49 $ 13.63 $ 28,350
Lewiston-Auburn, ME 60 1.28 9.46 $ 17.28 $ 35,950
Winston-Salem, NC 320 1.24 9.15 $ 12.71 $ 26,450
Asheville, NC 120 0.65 4.77 $ 11.38 $ 23,670




Top paying metropolitan areas for Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Charleston-North Charleston, SC 80 0.23 1.73 $ 25.31 $ 52,640
Appleton, WI 400 3.44 25.43 $ 24.93 $ 51,860
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ (8) (8) (8) $ 23.16 $ 48,180
Reading, PA 100 0.60 4.42 $ 22.26 $ 46,310
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 40 0.01 0.11 $ 19.23 $ 39,990
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 380 0.14 1.05 $ 18.96 $ 39,440
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA (8) (8) (8) $ 17.58 $ 36,560
Lewiston-Auburn, ME 60 1.28 9.46 $ 17.28 $ 35,950
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,340 0.51 3.75 $ 17.20 $ 35,780
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 50 0.03 0.21 $ 16.68 $ 34,700

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 830 3.38 25.00 $ 12.61 $ 26,240
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 680 4.81 35.52 $ 14.09 $ 29,300
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 610 3.72 27.51 $ 15.69 $ 32,640
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 470 1.94 14.36 $ 13.14 $ 27,330
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 360 4.56 33.72 $ 14.97 $ 31,140

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 680 4.81 35.52 $ 14.09 $ 29,300
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 360 4.56 33.72 $ 14.97 $ 31,140
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 610 3.72 27.51 $ 15.69 $ 32,640
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 830 3.38 25.00 $ 12.61 $ 26,240
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 340 2.78 20.53 $ 16.41 $ 34,130

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeast South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 230 2.46 18.15 $ 18.14 $ 37,720
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 110 0.92 6.76 $ 17.71 $ 36,830
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 340 2.78 20.53 $ 16.41 $ 34,130
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 610 3.72 27.51 $ 15.69 $ 32,640
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 360 4.56 33.72 $ 14.97 $ 31,140


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