Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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

Press or shape articles by hand or machine.


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)
38,320 2.9 % $11.57 $24,060 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.65 $9.74 $11.23 $12.95 $14.95
Annual Wage (2) $18,000 $20,260 $23,350 $26,940 $31,100


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)
Drycleaning and Laundry Services 33,810 11.46 $11.42 $23,760
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing 1,400 1.51 $13.09 $27,230
Printing and Related Support Activities 270 0.06 $12.35 $25,690
Employment Services 260 0.01 $10.16 $21,140
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers 230 0.15 $12.12 $25,210

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Drycleaning and Laundry Services 33,810 11.46 $11.42 $23,760
Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing 190 1.74 $11.87 $24,690
Apparel Knitting Mills 170 1.74 $12.87 $26,770
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing 1,400 1.51 $13.09 $27,230
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills 210 0.73 $13.33 $27,720

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Traveler Accommodation 50 (7) $16.99 $35,330
Fabric Mills 100 0.19 $15.97 $33,210
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores 90 0.02 $14.42 $30,000
Rental and Leasing Services (5322, 5323, and 5324 only) 100 0.03 $14.02 $29,160
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills 210 0.73 $13.33 $27,720


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 6,390 0.38 1.42 $12.75 $26,530
Texas 5,060 0.42 1.58 $10.23 $21,270
Florida 2,920 0.34 1.28 $10.89 $22,660
Pennsylvania 1,800 0.31 1.16 $11.09 $23,060
New York 1,760 0.19 0.71 $13.30 $27,660




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 590 0.52 1.98 $10.42 $21,660
Texas 5,060 0.42 1.58 $10.23 $21,270
Alabama 790 0.41 1.54 $9.96 $20,720
South Carolina 800 0.39 1.47 $10.72 $22,300
Nevada 510 0.38 1.44 $11.19 $23,270




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 660 0.18 0.70 $16.17 $33,630
Washington 790 0.24 0.91 $14.58 $30,330
Alaska (8) (8) (8) $14.13 $29,390
Rhode Island 180 0.37 1.39 $14.04 $29,200
Minnesota 490 0.17 0.64 $13.56 $28,190





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-Anaheim, CA 2,140 0.35 1.32 $12.58 $26,170
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,970 0.21 0.78 $12.91 $26,850
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,670 0.47 1.77 $10.11 $21,020
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 1,380 0.53 2.01 $11.30 $23,510
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,180 0.40 1.49 $10.24 $21,310
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 900 0.37 1.41 $12.96 $26,960
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 880 0.31 1.17 $11.50 $23,910
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 820 0.83 3.13 $12.73 $26,480
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 800 0.25 0.96 $10.65 $22,160
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 710 0.49 1.84 $13.06 $27,160




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)
Albany, GA 100 1.63 6.16 $10.15 $21,110
Gainesville, GA 130 1.43 5.42 $12.68 $26,370
Mobile, AL 160 0.95 3.57 $9.72 $20,230
Burlington, NC 50 0.85 3.20 $10.32 $21,470
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 820 0.83 3.13 $12.73 $26,480
Valdosta, GA 40 0.80 3.01 $9.57 $19,910
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 150 0.80 3.02 $12.45 $25,900
Midland, TX 80 0.80 3.01 $10.22 $21,260
Decatur, AL 40 0.80 3.04 $8.78 $18,270
Longview, TX 70 0.72 2.72 $11.30 $23,510




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)
Springfield, MA-CT (8) (8) (8) $16.88 $35,110
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 460 0.23 0.88 $15.23 $31,670
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA (8) (8) (8) $15.15 $31,510
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 460 0.17 0.64 $14.91 $31,000
Santa Rosa, CA (8) (8) (8) $14.85 $30,880
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH (8) (8) (8) $14.55 $30,270
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 190 0.33 1.25 $14.29 $29,730
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 60 0.13 0.49 $13.86 $28,840
Bellingham, WA 60 0.65 2.44 $13.83 $28,760
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 400 0.20 0.77 $13.82 $28,750

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)
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 150 0.96 3.64 $11.97 $24,910
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area 120 1.40 5.29 $9.05 $18,830
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 100 0.76 2.88 $10.18 $21,160
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 90 0.61 2.30 $10.66 $22,160
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 80 0.45 1.70 $8.75 $18,190

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)
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area 120 1.40 5.29 $9.05 $18,830
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 150 0.96 3.64 $11.97 $24,910
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 100 0.76 2.88 $10.18 $21,160
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area 60 0.61 2.30 $9.00 $18,730
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 90 0.61 2.30 $10.66 $22,160

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 Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 150 0.96 3.64 $11.97 $24,910
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 70 0.30 1.13 $11.58 $24,090
Kansas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $11.44 $23,800
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 50 0.21 0.79 $11.43 $23,770
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 30 0.15 0.57 $11.23 $23,350


About May 2018 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019