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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

51-6063 Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Set up, operate, or tend machines that knit, loop, weave, or draw in textiles. Excludes "Sewing Machine Operators" (51-6031).


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)
20,920 3.9 % $13.99 $29,100 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.80 $11.11 $13.44 $16.32 $19.07
Annual Wage (2) $20,380 $23,100 $27,960 $33,950 $39,660


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)
Fabric Mills 12,700 23.61 $14.26 $29,660
Textile Furnishings Mills 2,990 5.67 $15.15 $31,510
Apparel Knitting Mills 2,870 26.67 $11.83 $24,610
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills 920 3.21 $13.57 $28,220
Employment Services 340 0.01 $12.30 $25,590

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Apparel Knitting Mills 2,870 26.67 $11.83 $24,610
Fabric Mills 12,700 23.61 $14.26 $29,660
Textile Furnishings Mills 2,990 5.67 $15.15 $31,510
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills 920 3.21 $13.57 $28,220
Other Textile Product Mills 230 0.36 $14.02 $29,170

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing (8) (8) $15.44 $32,110
Textile Furnishings Mills 2,990 5.67 $15.15 $31,510
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers (8) (8) $14.67 $30,510
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing 30 0.01 $14.27 $29,690
Fabric Mills 12,700 23.61 $14.26 $29,660


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 4,430 1.03 7.03 $12.99 $27,020
Georgia 4,150 0.96 6.56 $15.11 $31,420
South Carolina 3,420 1.70 11.58 $15.07 $31,340
California 1,380 0.08 0.56 $12.52 $26,030
New York 940 0.10 0.70 $14.11 $29,350




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)
South Carolina 3,420 1.70 11.58 $15.07 $31,340
North Carolina 4,430 1.03 7.03 $12.99 $27,020
Rhode Island 490 1.02 6.98 $12.42 $25,840
Georgia 4,150 0.96 6.56 $15.11 $31,420
Alabama 810 0.42 2.87 $13.15 $27,360




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 110 0.16 1.12 $16.86 $35,070
Washington (8) (8) (8) $16.61 $34,540
Utah 50 0.03 0.22 $15.52 $32,280
Massachusetts 140 0.04 0.27 $15.50 $32,240
Maine 230 0.39 2.64 $15.19 $31,590



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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)
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 1,750 4.35 29.64 $14.64 $30,440
Dalton, GA 1,330 20.17 137.42 $14.35 $29,840
Greensboro-High Point, NC 870 2.40 16.36 $13.73 $28,560
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 790 0.18 1.21 $12.32 $25,620
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 700 0.27 1.83 $16.80 $34,940
Burlington, NC 560 9.28 63.21 $11.68 $24,300
Spartanburg, SC 540 3.64 24.81 $14.00 $29,130
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 510 3.30 22.46 $14.16 $29,460
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 490 0.87 5.90 $12.44 $25,880
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 430 0.36 2.45 $14.72 $30,620


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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 1,330 20.17 137.42 $14.35 $29,840
Burlington, NC 560 9.28 63.21 $11.68 $24,300
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 1,750 4.35 29.64 $14.64 $30,440
Spartanburg, SC 540 3.64 24.81 $14.00 $29,130
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 510 3.30 22.46 $14.16 $29,460
Greensboro-High Point, NC 870 2.40 16.36 $13.73 $28,560
Lewiston-Auburn, ME 80 1.68 11.46 $16.22 $33,740
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 490 0.87 5.90 $12.44 $25,880
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 170 0.79 5.38 $15.62 $32,480
Reading, PA 130 0.76 5.16 $16.42 $34,150


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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)
Nashua, NH-MA NECTA Division 70 0.51 3.47 $17.54 $36,490
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 700 0.27 1.83 $16.80 $34,940
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $16.54 $34,410
Reading, PA 130 0.76 5.16 $16.42 $34,150
Lewiston-Auburn, ME 80 1.68 11.46 $16.22 $33,740
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 170 0.79 5.38 $15.62 $32,480
Columbia, SC 160 0.43 2.90 $15.57 $32,380
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 30 0.03 0.24 $15.15 $31,510
Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, PA Metropolitan Division 210 0.20 1.36 $14.96 $31,110
Portland-South Portland, ME 80 0.38 2.59 $14.75 $30,670

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)
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 1,130 4.42 30.10 $12.17 $25,320
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 920 5.66 38.56 $14.92 $31,030
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 500 3.47 23.64 $12.30 $25,570
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 460 3.63 24.74 $16.18 $33,650
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 450 1.81 12.36 $13.45 $27,970

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)
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 920 5.66 38.56 $14.92 $31,030
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 420 5.41 36.85 $14.99 $31,170
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 1,130 4.42 30.10 $12.17 $25,320
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 460 3.63 24.74 $16.18 $33,650
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 500 3.47 23.64 $12.30 $25,570

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)
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 200 1.10 7.52 $16.70 $34,740
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 460 3.63 24.74 $16.18 $33,650
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 420 5.41 36.85 $14.99 $31,170
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 920 5.66 38.56 $14.92 $31,030
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 60 0.30 2.06 $14.62 $30,410


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