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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

51-6061 Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders

Operate or tend machines to bleach, shrink, wash, dye, or finish textiles or synthetic or glass fibers.


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)
9,800 5.5 % $14.02 $29,150 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.28 $11.47 $13.60 $15.94 $18.51
Annual Wage (2) $21,390 $23,850 $28,280 $33,160 $38,510


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)
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills 6,230 21.13 $13.40 $27,860
Fabric Mills 1,090 2.02 $15.16 $31,530
Textile Furnishings Mills 1,020 1.93 $16.06 $33,410
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills 380 1.33 $13.41 $27,890
Apparel Knitting Mills 270 2.54 $12.13 $25,230

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills 6,230 21.13 $13.40 $27,860
Apparel Knitting Mills 270 2.54 $12.13 $25,230
Fabric Mills 1,090 2.02 $15.16 $31,530
Textile Furnishings Mills 1,020 1.93 $16.06 $33,410
Leather and Hide Tanning and Finishing 70 1.92 $14.18 $29,500

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 40 0.05 $24.06 $50,040
Textile Furnishings Mills 1,020 1.93 $16.06 $33,410
Printing and Related Support Activities (8) (8) $15.78 $32,810
Fabric Mills 1,090 2.02 $15.16 $31,530
Other Textile Product Mills 130 0.21 $14.19 $29,520


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)
North Carolina 2,350 0.55 7.96 $13.51 $28,090
Georgia 2,060 0.48 6.96 $14.54 $30,240
California 1,590 0.10 1.39 $13.34 $27,750
South Carolina 1,040 0.52 7.50 $14.16 $29,450
Pennsylvania 240 0.04 0.60 $14.67 $30,500




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 2,350 0.55 7.96 $13.51 $28,090
South Carolina 1,040 0.52 7.50 $14.16 $29,450
Georgia 2,060 0.48 6.96 $14.54 $30,240
Alabama 230 0.12 1.73 $13.97 $29,050
New Hampshire 70 0.10 1.51 $17.84 $37,100




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Hampshire 70 0.10 1.51 $17.84 $37,100
Utah (8) (8) (8) $16.19 $33,670
New Jersey 170 0.04 0.61 $15.75 $32,750
Virginia 230 0.06 0.90 $15.32 $31,870
Illinois 220 0.04 0.55 $15.29 $31,800



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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-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,450 0.33 4.78 $13.31 $27,670
Dalton, GA 620 9.48 137.88 $16.16 $33,610
Greensboro-High Point, NC 510 1.39 20.28 $13.41 $27,900
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 440 0.17 2.42 $13.75 $28,600
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 410 2.68 39.00 $14.30 $29,740
Burlington, NC 380 6.34 92.26 $12.96 $26,960
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 350 0.29 4.27 $14.18 $29,500
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 250 0.63 9.13 $14.83 $30,850
Spartanburg, SC 150 0.99 14.38 $13.00 $27,040
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 140 0.02 0.31 $14.84 $30,870


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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)
Dalton, GA 620 9.48 137.88 $16.16 $33,610
Burlington, NC 380 6.34 92.26 $12.96 $26,960
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 410 2.68 39.00 $14.30 $29,740
New Bedford, MA 120 1.86 27.13 $14.02 $29,150
Greensboro-High Point, NC 510 1.39 20.28 $13.41 $27,900
Spartanburg, SC 150 0.99 14.38 $13.00 $27,040
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 250 0.63 9.13 $14.83 $30,850
Chattanooga, TN-GA 100 0.42 6.11 $14.29 $29,730
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,450 0.33 4.78 $13.31 $27,670
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 350 0.29 4.27 $14.18 $29,500


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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)
Dalton, GA 620 9.48 137.88 $16.16 $33,610
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 40 0.03 0.48 $15.82 $32,910
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 60 0.07 1.01 $14.97 $31,130
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 140 0.02 0.31 $14.84 $30,870
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 250 0.63 9.13 $14.83 $30,850
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 100 0.03 0.38 $14.48 $30,110
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 410 2.68 39.00 $14.30 $29,740
Chattanooga, TN-GA 100 0.42 6.11 $14.29 $29,730
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 350 0.29 4.27 $14.18 $29,500
New Bedford, MA 120 1.86 27.13 $14.02 $29,150

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)
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 360 2.22 32.36 $13.52 $28,120
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 250 1.95 28.44 $15.70 $32,650
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 250 3.17 46.09 $13.23 $27,530
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 240 0.93 13.57 $12.99 $27,030
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 210 1.48 21.55 $12.75 $26,520

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)
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 250 3.17 46.09 $13.23 $27,530
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 360 2.22 32.36 $13.52 $28,120
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 250 1.95 28.44 $15.70 $32,650
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 210 1.48 21.55 $12.75 $26,520
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 240 0.93 13.57 $12.99 $27,030

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)
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 250 1.95 28.44 $15.70 $32,650
Southwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $14.97 $31,130
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 360 2.22 32.36 $13.52 $28,120
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 250 3.17 46.09 $13.23 $27,530
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 240 0.93 13.57 $12.99 $27,030


About May 2017 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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018