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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
10,580 4.3 % $15.19 $31,600 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.97 $11.61 $14.13 $17.72 $22.50
Annual Wage (2) $20,740 $24,140 $29,390 $36,860 $46,790


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) 1,790 0.50 $17.32 $36,030
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing 1,450 1.56 $14.48 $30,130
Plastics Product Manufacturing 940 0.16 $14.06 $29,230
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 760 0.18 $15.84 $32,940
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 520 0.18 $15.83 $32,920

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 180 5.34 $14.22 $29,590
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing 1,450 1.56 $14.48 $30,130
Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing 90 0.83 $14.15 $29,440
Textile Furnishings Mills 370 0.71 $13.36 $27,790
Other Textile Product Mills 410 0.65 $13.50 $28,070

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 80 0.01 $18.39 $38,240
Building Finishing Contractors 80 0.01 $17.82 $37,060
Home Furnishings Stores (8) (8) $17.74 $36,890
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers 70 0.05 $17.63 $36,670
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing 80 0.03 $17.62 $36,660


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)
California 1,420 0.08 1.14 $15.36 $31,940
North Carolina 1,340 0.31 4.18 $17.65 $36,710
Georgia 770 0.17 2.38 $14.89 $30,970
Wisconsin 550 0.19 2.64 $14.30 $29,740
Texas 530 0.04 0.60 $13.64 $28,370




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)
Mississippi 420 0.38 5.15 $15.54 $32,320
North Carolina 1,340 0.31 4.18 $17.65 $36,710
Wisconsin 550 0.19 2.64 $14.30 $29,740
Vermont 50 0.17 2.35 $17.84 $37,110
Georgia 770 0.17 2.38 $14.89 $30,970




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 530 0.06 0.77 $19.86 $41,310
Hawaii 40 0.06 0.89 $19.40 $40,350
Vermont 50 0.17 2.35 $17.84 $37,110
North Carolina 1,340 0.31 4.18 $17.65 $36,710
Utah 100 0.07 0.94 $17.31 $36,000





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 1,020 0.17 2.28 $15.35 $31,930
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 980 6.33 86.59 $18.53 $38,540
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 690 0.07 0.99 $16.88 $35,110
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 240 0.09 1.17 $12.64 $26,300
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 220 0.06 0.85 $13.96 $29,050
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 220 0.05 0.64 $14.98 $31,150
Dalton, GA 210 3.30 45.16 (8) (8)
Greensboro-High Point, NC 210 0.59 8.02 $15.95 $33,180
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 190 0.08 1.06 $15.93 $33,130
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 170 0.06 0.88 $21.11 $43,910




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 980 6.33 86.59 $18.53 $38,540
Dalton, GA 210 3.30 45.16 (8) (8)
Greensboro-High Point, NC 210 0.59 8.02 $15.95 $33,180
Worcester, MA-CT 50 0.18 2.48 $14.46 $30,070
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,020 0.17 2.28 $15.35 $31,930
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 90 0.15 2.04 $18.29 $38,050
Rochester, NY 80 0.15 2.06 $15.11 $31,430
Tulsa, OK 50 0.12 1.69 $14.68 $30,530
St. Louis, MO-IL 170 0.12 1.66 $16.06 $33,400
Salt Lake City, UT 70 0.10 1.41 $16.26 $33,810




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 170 0.06 0.88 $21.11 $43,910
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 30 0.03 0.43 $19.81 $41,200
Urban Honolulu, HI 40 0.09 1.17 $19.79 $41,170
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 980 6.33 86.59 $18.53 $38,540
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 90 0.15 2.04 $18.29 $38,050
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 690 0.07 0.99 $16.88 $35,110
Salt Lake City, UT 70 0.10 1.41 $16.26 $33,810
St. Louis, MO-IL 170 0.12 1.66 $16.06 $33,400
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 60 0.05 0.64 $15.95 $33,180
Greensboro-High Point, NC 210 0.59 8.02 $15.95 $33,180

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 400 1.69 23.18 $15.44 $32,110
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 140 0.82 11.22 $14.00 $29,110
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area 90 1.08 14.82 $11.87 $24,690
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 70 0.31 4.19 $14.95 $31,100
Northwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 50 1.13 15.40 $14.80 $30,780

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)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 400 1.69 23.18 $15.44 $32,110
Northwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 50 1.13 15.40 $14.80 $30,780
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area 90 1.08 14.82 $11.87 $24,690
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 140 0.82 11.22 $14.00 $29,110
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 30 0.47 6.42 $19.26 $40,050

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 30 0.47 6.42 $19.26 $40,050
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 400 1.69 23.18 $15.44 $32,110
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 30 0.16 2.23 $15.01 $31,210
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 70 0.31 4.19 $14.95 $31,100
Northwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 50 1.13 15.40 $14.80 $30,780


About May 2018 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 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019