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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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 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)
9,670 5.0 % $15.55 $32,340 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.02 $11.96 $14.52 $17.97 $22.94
Annual Wage (2) $20,850 $24,870 $30,200 $37,370 $47,720


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)
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing (3371 and 3372 only) 1,690 0.48 $18.34 $38,140
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing 1,350 1.49 $14.15 $29,440
Plastics Product Manufacturing 1,300 0.22 $14.59 $30,340
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 600 0.14 $16.85 $35,050
Rubber Product Manufacturing 450 0.33 $14.51 $30,170

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Leather and Hide Tanning and Finishing 130 4.45 $12.95 $26,940
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing 1,350 1.49 $14.15 $29,440
Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing 80 0.70 $12.54 $26,090
Other Textile Product Mills 410 0.64 $13.50 $28,070
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing (3371 and 3372 only) 1,690 0.48 $18.34 $38,140

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing 40 0.02 $19.26 $40,060
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 30 (7) $19.02 $39,550
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 80 0.01 $18.88 $39,280
Building Finishing Contractors 70 0.01 $18.42 $38,320
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing (3371 and 3372 only) 1,690 0.48 $18.34 $38,140


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 1,690 0.10 1.47 $15.89 $33,040
North Carolina 1,270 0.29 4.33 $18.45 $38,370
Georgia 640 0.14 2.17 $16.17 $33,640
Texas 490 0.04 0.60 $13.58 $28,250
New Jersey 420 0.10 1.55 $12.00 $24,970




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)
North Carolina 1,270 0.29 4.33 $18.45 $38,370
Mississippi 270 0.24 3.66 $15.18 $31,570
Vermont 60 0.20 3.00 $18.93 $39,380
New Hampshire 130 0.19 2.93 $13.89 $28,880
Alabama 310 0.15 2.35 $13.50 $28,080




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Utah 90 0.06 0.93 $19.90 $41,400
Hawaii 30 0.05 0.79 $19.29 $40,120
Rhode Island (8) (8) (8) $19.13 $39,790
New York 380 0.04 0.60 $19.09 $39,700
Vermont 60 0.20 3.00 $18.93 $39,380





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 1,160 0.19 2.83 $15.48 $32,200
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 960 6.24 94.82 $19.50 $40,560
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 500 0.05 0.79 $15.35 $31,930
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 240 0.08 1.26 $12.90 $26,820
Dalton, GA 180 2.83 42.93 (8) (8)
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 180 0.04 0.59 $13.83 $28,760
Greensboro-High Point, NC 160 0.43 6.49 $15.63 $32,520
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 150 0.04 0.64 $14.52 $30,200
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 150 0.07 1.13 $15.64 $32,540
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 120 0.08 1.25 $15.26 $31,750




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)
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 960 6.24 94.82 $19.50 $40,560
Dalton, GA 180 2.83 42.93 (8) (8)
Greensboro-High Point, NC 160 0.43 6.49 $15.63 $32,520
Dayton, OH 110 0.28 4.31 $13.18 $27,410
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,160 0.19 2.83 $15.48 $32,200
Tulsa, OK 70 0.15 2.27 $12.60 $26,210
Rochester, NY 60 0.12 1.77 $14.80 $30,780
Wichita, KS 30 0.11 1.66 $15.23 $31,690
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 50 0.09 1.36 $17.42 $36,240
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 240 0.08 1.26 $12.90 $26,820




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)
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 120 0.04 0.66 $24.04 $49,990
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL (8) (8) (8) $21.53 $44,770
Urban Honolulu, HI 30 0.07 1.00 $20.19 $42,000
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 960 6.24 94.82 $19.50 $40,560
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 50 0.05 0.73 $19.48 $40,530
Syracuse, NY (8) (8) (8) $17.65 $36,720
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 50 0.09 1.36 $17.42 $36,240
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC (8) (8) (8) $17.41 $36,220
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA (8) (8) (8) $16.94 $35,230
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 110 0.04 0.67 $16.91 $35,160

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)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 260 1.11 16.81 $14.95 $31,100
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 130 0.75 11.34 $14.94 $31,080
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area 110 1.28 19.43 $11.93 $24,820
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 70 0.26 3.98 $13.29 $27,630
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 70 0.30 4.63 $14.69 $30,550

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 110 1.28 19.43 $11.93 $24,820
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 260 1.11 16.81 $14.95 $31,100
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 130 0.75 11.34 $14.94 $31,080
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 50 0.70 10.66 $19.19 $39,910
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 70 0.30 4.63 $14.69 $30,550

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 Vermont nonmetropolitan area 50 0.70 10.66 $19.19 $39,910
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 30 0.15 2.34 $15.73 $32,720
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 260 1.11 16.81 $14.95 $31,100
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 130 0.75 11.34 $14.94 $31,080
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 70 0.30 4.63 $14.69 $30,550


About May 2019 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 2019 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: July 6, 2020