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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

51-6062 Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Set up, operate, or tend machines that cut textiles.


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

National estimates for Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

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

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
11,970 3.0 % $ 15.91 $ 33,100 0.8 %

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

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 11.06 $ 13.63 $ 14.41 $ 17.86 $ 22.50
Annual Wage (2) $ 23,010 $ 28,350 $ 29,960 $ 37,150 $ 46,800


Industry profile for Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

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

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

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing 1,630 2.30 $ 15.21 $ 31,640
Other Textile Product Mills 1,570 2.68 $ 14.01 $ 29,150
Textile Furnishings Mills 1,240 2.90 $ 15.06 $ 31,320
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing (3371 and 3372 only) 1,100 0.33 $ 16.21 $ 33,710
Fabric Mills 1,030 2.27 $ 16.52 $ 34,360

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

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Textile Furnishings Mills 1,240 2.90 $ 15.06 $ 31,320
Other Textile Product Mills 1,570 2.68 $ 14.01 $ 29,150
Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing 240 2.35 $ 14.45 $ 30,050
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing 1,630 2.30 $ 15.21 $ 31,640
Fabric Mills 1,030 2.27 $ 16.52 $ 34,360

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

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 120 0.03 $ 18.69 $ 38,880
Warehousing and Storage 60 (7) $ 17.90 $ 37,230
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 80 0.02 $ 17.82 $ 37,060
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing 150 0.05 $ 17.76 $ 36,930
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 210 0.07 $ 16.85 $ 35,060


Geographic profile for Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

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



Map of employment of textile cutting machine setters, operators, and tenders by state, May 2021


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

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Georgia 1,410 0.32 3.79 $ 14.79 $ 30,770
North Carolina 1,220 0.28 3.25 $ 15.36 $ 31,950
Illinois 1,140 0.20 2.39 $ 21.98 $ 45,720
California 1,130 0.07 0.81 $ 15.83 $ 32,930
South Carolina 820 0.40 4.68 $ 16.04 $ 33,360


Map of location quotient of textile cutting machine setters, operators, and tenders by state, May 2021


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

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Mississippi 500 0.46 5.36 $ 14.56 $ 30,290
South Carolina 820 0.40 4.68 $ 16.04 $ 33,360
Georgia 1,410 0.32 3.79 $ 14.79 $ 30,770
North Carolina 1,220 0.28 3.25 $ 15.36 $ 31,950
Tennessee 760 0.25 3.00 $ 14.58 $ 30,320


Map of annual mean wages of textile cutting machine setters, operators, and tenders by state, May 2021


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

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Illinois 1,140 0.20 2.39 $ 21.98 $ 45,720
Washington 110 0.03 0.39 $ 19.55 $ 40,660
Pennsylvania 310 0.06 0.65 $ 18.37 $ 38,210
Colorado 60 0.02 0.25 $ 18.13 $ 37,720
Connecticut 90 0.05 0.64 $ 17.61 $ 36,630



Map of employment of textile cutting machine setters, operators, and tenders by area, May 2021


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

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 940 0.17 1.94 $ 15.47 $ 32,180
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 800 0.19 2.22 $ 21.99 $ 45,730
Dalton, GA 530 8.50 100.07 $ 15.12 $ 31,450
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 410 0.16 1.85 $ 15.35 $ 31,930
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 400 1.01 11.90 $ 16.64 $ 34,600
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 330 2.26 26.64 $ 18.00 $ 37,430
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 280 0.03 0.38 $ 16.81 $ 34,960
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 260 0.10 1.20 $ 16.71 $ 34,760
Greensboro-High Point, NC 260 0.76 8.99 $ 14.80 $ 30,780
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 260 0.07 0.85 $ 12.15 $ 25,260


Map of location quotient of textile cutting machine setters, operators, and tenders by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Textile Cutting 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 530 8.50 100.07 $ 15.12 $ 31,450
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 330 2.26 26.64 $ 18.00 $ 37,430
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 400 1.01 11.90 $ 16.64 $ 34,600
New Bedford, MA 60 0.95 11.20 $ 15.18 $ 31,580
Greensboro-High Point, NC 260 0.76 8.99 $ 14.80 $ 30,780
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 90 0.68 8.02 $ 16.25 $ 33,790
Spartanburg, SC 100 0.62 7.25 $ 15.34 $ 31,900
Burlington, NC 40 0.58 6.81 $ 16.33 $ 33,960
Manchester, NH 60 0.55 6.45 $ 17.98 $ 37,390
Winston-Salem, NC 100 0.39 4.54 $ 15.41 $ 32,050


Map of annual mean wages of textile cutting machine setters, operators, and tenders by area, May 2021


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

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 800 0.19 2.22 $ 21.99 $ 45,730
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 60 0.03 0.35 $ 20.12 $ 41,860
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 50 0.02 0.27 $ 20.10 $ 41,810
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 110 0.04 0.49 $ 19.60 $ 40,770
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 40 0.02 0.28 $ 19.29 $ 40,110
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 40 0.12 1.45 $ 18.10 $ 37,650
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 330 2.26 26.64 $ 18.00 $ 37,430
Manchester, NH 60 0.55 6.45 $ 17.98 $ 37,390
Reading, PA 40 0.27 3.17 $ 17.69 $ 36,800
Columbia, SC 90 0.24 2.82 $ 17.20 $ 35,780

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

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 400 1.81 21.30 $ 14.48 $ 30,110
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 220 1.31 15.40 $ 13.51 $ 28,090
East Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 210 1.57 18.48 $ 14.94 $ 31,080
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 130 0.53 6.26 $ 12.99 $ 27,010
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 90 0.65 7.65 $ 13.81 $ 28,720

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

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 400 1.81 21.30 $ 14.48 $ 30,110
East Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 210 1.57 18.48 $ 14.94 $ 31,080
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 220 1.31 15.40 $ 13.51 $ 28,090
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 60 0.80 9.37 $ 15.32 $ 31,870
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 90 0.65 7.65 $ 13.81 $ 28,720

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

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.22 2.55 $ 15.61 $ 32,460
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 60 0.80 9.37 $ 15.32 $ 31,870
East Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 210 1.57 18.48 $ 14.94 $ 31,080
Northeast South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 50 0.50 5.88 $ 14.86 $ 30,900
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 400 1.81 21.30 $ 14.48 $ 30,110


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.

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

(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