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

51-6051 Sewers, Hand

Sew, join, reinforce, or finish, usually with needle and thread, a variety of manufactured items. Includes weavers and stitchers.


National estimates for Sewers, Hand
Industry profile for Sewers, Hand
Geographic profile for Sewers, Hand

National estimates for Sewers, Hand: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Sewers, Hand:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
3,410 10.0 % $ 14.80 $ 30,790 1.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for Sewers, Hand:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 10.11 $ 11.87 $ 14.42 $ 17.51 $ 19.57
Annual Wage (2) $ 21,040 $ 24,690 $ 30,000 $ 36,420 $ 40,710


Industry profile for Sewers, Hand: Top

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Sewers, Hand:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing 520 0.71 $ 15.02 $ 31,250
Other Textile Product Mills 360 0.61 $ 14.12 $ 29,360
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 310 0.43 $ 16.40 $ 34,120
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing 210 0.07 $ 12.64 $ 26,280
Drycleaning and Laundry Services 170 0.07 $ 15.58 $ 32,400

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Sewers, Hand:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing 520 0.71 $ 15.02 $ 31,250
Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing 60 0.63 $ 12.74 $ 26,500
Other Textile Product Mills 360 0.61 $ 14.12 $ 29,360
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 310 0.43 $ 16.40 $ 34,120
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing 110 0.37 $ 16.19 $ 33,670

Top paying industries for Sewers, Hand:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
General Merchandise Stores 40 (7) $ 20.55 $ 42,740
Performing Arts Companies 40 0.04 $ 17.56 $ 36,530
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 310 0.43 $ 16.40 $ 34,120
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing 110 0.37 $ 16.19 $ 33,670
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing (3371 and 3372 only) 130 0.04 $ 16.05 $ 33,390


Geographic profile for Sewers, Hand: Top

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





States with the highest employment level in Sewers, Hand:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 530 0.03 1.32 $ 16.40 $ 34,100
Utah 340 0.23 9.44 $ 12.78 $ 26,590
Texas 250 0.02 0.85 $ 14.96 $ 31,120
Ohio 170 0.03 1.35 $ 14.50 $ 30,150
Florida 150 0.02 0.74 $ 13.72 $ 28,540




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

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Utah 340 0.23 9.44 $ 12.78 $ 26,590
Mississippi 70 0.06 2.56 $ 15.03 $ 31,270
Virginia 150 0.04 1.68 $ 11.27 $ 23,440
Ohio 170 0.03 1.35 $ 14.50 $ 30,150
California 530 0.03 1.32 $ 16.40 $ 34,100




Top paying states for Sewers, Hand:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oregon 60 0.03 1.31 $ 19.30 $ 40,140
Colorado 50 0.02 0.73 $ 19.16 $ 39,860
Missouri 40 0.02 0.66 $ 16.58 $ 34,490
New York (8) (8) (8) $ 16.47 $ 34,260
California 530 0.03 1.32 $ 16.40 $ 34,100





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Sewers, Hand:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Salt Lake City, UT 270 0.37 15.12 $ 12.82 $ 26,660
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 240 0.04 1.68 $ 16.13 $ 33,550
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 140 0.09 3.83 $ 16.98 $ 35,310
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 80 0.03 1.26 $ 15.65 $ 32,550
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 80 0.02 0.73 $ 14.19 $ 29,510
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 70 0.02 0.96 $ 16.36 $ 34,040
St. Louis, MO-IL 50 0.04 1.63 $ 14.28 $ 29,700
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 50 0.01 0.56 $ 16.49 $ 34,290
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 40 0.16 6.42 $ 12.95 $ 26,930
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 40 0.03 1.37 $ 19.94 $ 41,470




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

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Salt Lake City, UT 270 0.37 15.12 $ 12.82 $ 26,660
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 40 0.16 6.42 $ 12.95 $ 26,930
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 140 0.09 3.83 $ 16.98 $ 35,310
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 240 0.04 1.68 $ 16.13 $ 33,550
St. Louis, MO-IL 50 0.04 1.63 $ 14.28 $ 29,700
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 40 0.03 1.37 $ 19.94 $ 41,470
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 80 0.03 1.26 $ 15.65 $ 32,550
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 40 0.03 1.04 $ 19.88 $ 41,340
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 70 0.02 0.96 $ 16.36 $ 34,040
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 80 0.02 0.73 $ 14.19 $ 29,510




Top paying metropolitan areas for Sewers, Hand:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 40 0.03 1.37 $ 19.94 $ 41,470
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 40 0.03 1.04 $ 19.88 $ 41,340
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA (8) (8) (8) $ 17.66 $ 36,730
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 140 0.09 3.83 $ 16.98 $ 35,310
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 50 0.01 0.56 $ 16.49 $ 34,290
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 70 0.02 0.96 $ 16.36 $ 34,040
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA (8) (8) (8) $ 16.25 $ 33,800
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 240 0.04 1.68 $ 16.13 $ 33,550
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 80 0.03 1.26 $ 15.65 $ 32,550
Columbus, OH (8) (8) (8) $ 15.07 $ 31,350

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Sewers, Hand:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 40 0.17 6.78 $ 16.46 $ 34,240
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 30 0.14 5.75 $ 11.51 $ 23,930

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

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 40 0.17 6.78 $ 16.46 $ 34,240
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 30 0.14 5.75 $ 11.51 $ 23,930

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Sewers, Hand:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 40 0.17 6.78 $ 16.46 $ 34,240
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 30 0.14 5.75 $ 11.51 $ 23,930


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.

(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 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