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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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:

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)
7,920 5.9 % $ 16.51 $ 34,330 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for Cutters and Trimmers, Hand:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 11.17 $ 13.51 $ 14.54 $ 18.14 $ 22.92
Annual Wage (2) $ 23,240 $ 28,100 $ 30,230 $ 37,740 $ 47,680


Industry profile for Cutters and Trimmers, Hand:

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)
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing (3371 and 3372 only) 1,390 0.42 $ 19.56 $ 40,670
Plastics Product Manufacturing 960 0.16 $ 15.64 $ 32,530
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 340 0.09 $ 18.90 $ 39,310
Employment Services 270 0.01 $ 13.90 $ 28,900
Other Textile Product Mills 260 0.44 $ 14.46 $ 30,070

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)
Other Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing 50 0.50 $ 18.75 $ 39,000
Other Textile Product Mills 260 0.44 $ 14.46 $ 30,070
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing (3371 and 3372 only) 1,390 0.42 $ 19.56 $ 40,670
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing 60 0.17 $ 14.03 $ 29,180
Plastics Product Manufacturing 960 0.16 $ 15.64 $ 32,530

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 70 0.02 $ 36.06 $ 75,000
Building Finishing Contractors 60 0.01 $ 23.01 $ 47,860
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing (3371 and 3372 only) 1,390 0.42 $ 19.56 $ 40,670
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 340 0.09 $ 18.90 $ 39,310
Other Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing 50 0.50 $ 18.75 $ 39,000


Geographic profile for Cutters and Trimmers, Hand:

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.



Map of employment of cutters and trimmers, hand by state, May 2021


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)
North Carolina 1,120 0.25 4.50 $ 19.76 $ 41,100
California 750 0.05 0.81 $ 16.84 $ 35,030
New Jersey 750 0.19 3.45 $ 13.71 $ 28,510
Texas 480 0.04 0.70 $ 11.84 $ 24,630
Georgia 430 0.10 1.73 $ 18.68 $ 38,850


Map of location quotient of cutters and trimmers, hand by state, May 2021


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 1,120 0.25 4.50 $ 19.76 $ 41,100
New Jersey 750 0.19 3.45 $ 13.71 $ 28,510
Alabama 350 0.18 3.27 $ 13.83 $ 28,770
Mississippi 190 0.17 3.11 $ 16.56 $ 34,450
Vermont 50 0.16 2.83 $ 19.04 $ 39,610


Map of annual mean wages of cutters and trimmers, hand by state, May 2021


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 310 0.04 0.64 $ 22.55 $ 46,900
Idaho 60 0.09 1.52 $ 20.12 $ 41,860
North Carolina 1,120 0.25 4.50 $ 19.76 $ 41,100
Utah 120 0.08 1.38 $ 19.48 $ 40,520
Vermont 50 0.16 2.83 $ 19.04 $ 39,610



Map of employment of cutters and trimmers, hand by area, May 2021


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)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 860 0.10 1.76 $ 16.45 $ 34,220
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 630 4.29 76.38 $ 21.33 $ 44,360
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 490 0.09 1.52 $ 16.30 $ 33,910
Greensboro-High Point, NC 200 0.58 10.25 $ 19.35 $ 40,240
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 170 0.07 1.20 $ 20.13 $ 41,880
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 140 0.03 0.61 $ 15.43 $ 32,090
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 120 0.07 1.23 $ 17.81 $ 37,040
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 120 0.03 0.61 $ 12.66 $ 26,340
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 120 0.10 1.71 $ 16.05 $ 33,390
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 110 0.04 0.77 $ 15.98 $ 33,240


Map of location quotient of cutters and trimmers, hand by area, May 2021


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 630 4.29 76.38 $ 21.33 $ 44,360
Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ 40 0.71 12.55 $ 13.89 $ 28,880
Greensboro-High Point, NC 200 0.58 10.25 $ 19.35 $ 40,240
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 30 0.18 3.20 $ 16.77 $ 34,890
Winston-Salem, NC 40 0.15 2.62 $ 18.62 $ 38,730
Boise City, ID 30 0.10 1.80 (8) (8)
Oklahoma City, OK 60 0.10 1.79 $ 13.83 $ 28,770
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 860 0.10 1.76 $ 16.45 $ 34,220
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 50 0.10 1.73 $ 16.91 $ 35,180
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 120 0.10 1.71 $ 16.05 $ 33,390


Map of annual mean wages of cutters and trimmers, hand by area, May 2021


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)
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 630 4.29 76.38 $ 21.33 $ 44,360
Salt Lake City, UT 70 0.10 1.69 $ 21.23 $ 44,160
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 170 0.07 1.20 $ 20.13 $ 41,880
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 70 0.03 0.57 $ 19.81 $ 41,200
Greensboro-High Point, NC 200 0.58 10.25 $ 19.35 $ 40,240
Columbus, OH (8) (8) (8) $ 19.26 $ 40,070
Winston-Salem, NC 40 0.15 2.62 $ 18.62 $ 38,730
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 90 0.05 0.93 $ 18.56 $ 38,610
Knoxville, TN 30 0.08 1.46 $ 18.20 $ 37,860
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 40 0.04 0.72 $ 18.20 $ 37,850

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 180 0.81 14.49 $ 16.95 $ 35,260
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 60 0.26 4.58 $ 15.30 $ 31,820
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.20 3.51 $ 16.61 $ 34,550

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 180 0.81 14.49 $ 16.95 $ 35,260
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 60 0.26 4.58 $ 15.30 $ 31,820
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.20 3.51 $ 16.61 $ 34,550

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)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 180 0.81 14.49 $ 16.95 $ 35,260
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.20 3.51 $ 16.61 $ 34,550
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 60 0.26 4.58 $ 15.30 $ 31,820


About May 2021 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 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022