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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials

Press or shape articles by hand or machine.


National estimates for Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials
Industry profile for Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials
Geographic profile for Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials

National estimates for Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
26,910 3.6 % $ 13.52 $ 28,110 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 10.38 $ 11.20 $ 13.79 $ 14.34 $ 17.39
Annual Wage (2) $ 21,580 $ 23,290 $ 28,680 $ 29,820 $ 36,160


Industry profile for Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Drycleaning and Laundry Services 24,760 10.72 $ 13.45 $ 27,970
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing 680 0.96 $ 13.53 $ 28,150
Clothing Stores 190 0.03 $ 17.14 $ 35,650
Other Textile Product Mills 130 0.23 $ 12.94 $ 26,900
Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing 120 1.20 $ 11.35 $ 23,600

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Drycleaning and Laundry Services 24,760 10.72 $ 13.45 $ 27,970
Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing 120 1.20 $ 11.35 $ 23,600
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing 680 0.96 $ 13.53 $ 28,150
Other Textile Product Mills 130 0.23 $ 12.94 $ 26,900
Textile Furnishings Mills 50 0.12 $ 12.63 $ 26,270

Top paying industries for Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Clothing Stores 190 0.03 $ 17.14 $ 35,650
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers 110 0.08 $ 16.68 $ 34,700
Warehousing and Storage (8) (8) $ 15.23 $ 31,680
Printing and Related Support Activities 110 0.03 $ 13.74 $ 28,590
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing 680 0.96 $ 13.53 $ 28,150


Geographic profile for Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials, see the Create Customized Tables function.



Map of employment of pressers, textile, garment, and related materials by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 5,100 0.31 1.62 $ 15.82 $ 32,900
Texas 3,950 0.32 1.69 $ 11.98 $ 24,910
New York 1,530 0.18 0.92 $ 14.62 $ 30,410
Florida 1,340 0.16 0.81 $ 12.65 $ 26,310
Pennsylvania 990 0.18 0.93 $ 13.14 $ 27,320


Map of location quotient of pressers, textile, garment, and related materials by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Mississippi 520 0.48 2.49 $ 10.18 $ 21,180
Texas 3,950 0.32 1.69 $ 11.98 $ 24,910
California 5,100 0.31 1.62 $ 15.82 $ 32,900
Missouri 760 0.28 1.46 $ 13.40 $ 27,860
Nevada 310 0.24 1.28 $ 11.87 $ 24,700


Map of annual mean wages of pressers, textile, garment, and related materials by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maine 40 0.08 0.40 $ 17.54 $ 36,470
Massachusetts 510 0.15 0.78 $ 16.55 $ 34,430
Washington 440 0.14 0.72 $ 15.89 $ 33,050
California 5,100 0.31 1.62 $ 15.82 $ 32,900
Connecticut 320 0.20 1.05 $ 14.72 $ 30,620



Map of employment of pressers, textile, garment, and related materials by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,040 0.36 1.87 $ 15.63 $ 32,510
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,720 0.20 1.04 $ 14.38 $ 29,910
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,310 0.37 1.91 $ 12.51 $ 26,020
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 840 0.29 1.51 $ 12.41 $ 25,810
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 690 0.31 1.62 $ 17.37 $ 36,130
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 590 0.23 1.19 $ 12.76 $ 26,540
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 560 0.13 0.69 $ 14.13 $ 29,380
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 530 0.18 0.95 $ 14.67 $ 30,510
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 490 0.20 1.06 $ 12.74 $ 26,500
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 480 0.32 1.66 $ 14.82 $ 30,830


Map of location quotient of pressers, textile, garment, and related materials by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Midland, TX 70 0.77 4.04 $ 12.90 $ 26,830
Burlington, NC 40 0.60 3.16 $ 12.39 $ 25,780
Santa Rosa, CA 100 0.54 2.84 $ 17.96 $ 37,370
Fresno, CA 190 0.50 2.61 $ 14.78 $ 30,740
Jackson, MS 120 0.49 2.56 $ 10.62 $ 22,100
Salinas, CA 80 0.46 2.41 $ 15.25 $ 31,710
Amarillo, TX 50 0.46 2.39 $ 11.16 $ 23,210
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA 110 0.46 2.39 $ 13.54 $ 28,170
Lubbock, TX 60 0.40 2.09 $ 10.17 $ 21,150
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 80 0.40 2.09 $ 15.13 $ 31,480


Map of annual mean wages of pressers, textile, garment, and related materials by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 170 0.16 0.85 $ 18.77 $ 39,040
Santa Rosa, CA 100 0.54 2.84 $ 17.96 $ 37,370
Springfield, MA-CT 40 0.12 0.63 $ 17.56 $ 36,530
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 690 0.31 1.62 $ 17.37 $ 36,130
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 250 0.13 0.69 $ 16.30 $ 33,910
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 400 0.16 0.81 $ 16.28 $ 33,870
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 60 0.20 1.02 $ 15.87 $ 33,000
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA (8) (8) (8) $ 15.68 $ 32,610
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,040 0.36 1.87 $ 15.63 $ 32,510
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 290 0.30 1.55 $ 15.45 $ 32,130

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 120 0.44 2.29 $ 11.48 $ 23,870
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 100 0.71 3.74 $ 9.80 $ 20,390
Northwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 100 1.09 5.72 $ 9.45 $ 19,660
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 90 0.50 2.63 $ 12.17 $ 25,310
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 70 0.32 1.65 $ 9.52 $ 19,800

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 100 1.09 5.72 $ 9.45 $ 19,660
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 100 0.71 3.74 $ 9.80 $ 20,390
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 90 0.50 2.63 $ 12.17 $ 25,310
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 70 0.47 2.46 $ 12.24 $ 25,470
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 120 0.44 2.29 $ 11.48 $ 23,870

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 40 0.21 1.10 $ 14.12 $ 29,380
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 50 0.34 1.76 $ 12.44 $ 25,870
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area 40 0.24 1.27 $ 12.43 $ 25,850
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 70 0.47 2.46 $ 12.24 $ 25,470
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 90 0.50 2.63 $ 12.17 $ 25,310


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.

(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 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