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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

51-6051 Sewers, Hand

Sew, join, reinforce, or finish, usually with needle and thread, a variety of manufactured items. Includes weavers and stitchers.


National estimates for Sewers, Hand
Industry profile for Sewers, Hand
Geographic profile for Sewers, Hand

National estimates for Sewers, Hand:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Sewers, Hand:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
4,170 9.7 % $ 15.07 $ 31,350 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for Sewers, Hand:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 10.72 $ 12.66 $ 14.39 $ 17.56 $ 18.59
Annual Wage (2) $ 22,290 $ 26,330 $ 29,930 $ 36,530 $ 38,660


Industry profile for Sewers, Hand:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Sewers, Hand are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Sewers, Hand, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Sewers, Hand:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing 580 0.81 $ 14.11 $ 29,350
Drycleaning and Laundry Services 250 0.11 $ 15.60 $ 32,440
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing (3371 and 3372 only) 220 0.07 $ 17.87 $ 37,160
Printing and Related Support Activities 200 0.05 $ 17.00 $ 35,370
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 200 0.25 $ 14.92 $ 31,040

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Sewers, Hand:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing 580 0.81 $ 14.11 $ 29,350
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing 130 0.38 $ 15.05 $ 31,310
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 200 0.25 $ 14.92 $ 31,040
Other Textile Product Mills 130 0.22 $ 13.36 $ 27,780
Textile Furnishings Mills 60 0.13 $ 13.47 $ 28,020

Top paying industries for Sewers, Hand:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Specialized Design Services 40 0.03 $ 18.27 $ 38,010
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 40 0.01 $ 18.20 $ 37,850
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing (3371 and 3372 only) 220 0.07 $ 17.87 $ 37,160
Printing and Related Support Activities 200 0.05 $ 17.00 $ 35,370
Clothing Stores (8) (8) $ 16.07 $ 33,420


Geographic profile for Sewers, Hand:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Sewers, Hand are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Sewers, Hand, see the Create Customized Tables function.



Map of employment of sewers, hand by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Sewers, Hand:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Ohio 660 0.13 4.29 $ 15.34 $ 31,920
California 570 0.03 1.17 $ 16.08 $ 33,440
Texas 330 0.03 0.90 $ 11.90 $ 24,750
Indiana 320 0.11 3.63 $ 16.66 $ 34,660
Florida 280 0.03 1.08 $ 11.98 $ 24,920


Map of location quotient of sewers, hand by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Sewers, Hand:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Ohio 660 0.13 4.29 $ 15.34 $ 31,920
Utah 170 0.11 3.79 $ 13.37 $ 27,800
Indiana 320 0.11 3.63 $ 16.66 $ 34,660
Montana 40 0.09 3.06 $ 11.83 $ 24,610
Mississippi 80 0.07 2.36 $ 15.35 $ 31,930


Map of annual mean wages of sewers, hand by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Sewers, Hand:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 130 0.03 1.17 $ 19.36 $ 40,260
Nevada (8) (8) (8) $ 17.27 $ 35,920
New York 210 0.02 0.82 $ 17.24 $ 35,870
Illinois 60 0.01 0.35 $ 17.02 $ 35,400
Indiana 320 0.11 3.63 $ 16.66 $ 34,660



Map of employment of sewers, hand by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Sewers, Hand:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 260 0.03 1.02 $ 18.34 $ 38,150
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 180 0.07 2.44 $ 11.94 $ 24,840
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 160 0.04 1.46 $ 11.56 $ 24,030
Salt Lake City, UT 100 0.14 4.67 $ 13.53 $ 28,140
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 90 0.06 2.08 $ 16.55 $ 34,430
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 70 0.03 0.93 $ 16.62 $ 34,580
Greensboro-High Point, NC 50 0.14 4.77 (8) (8)
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 50 0.03 1.04 $ 14.80 $ 30,790
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 40 0.01 0.31 $ 17.20 $ 35,780
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 30 0.04 1.43 $ 11.95 $ 24,860


Map of location quotient of sewers, hand by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Sewers, Hand:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Greensboro-High Point, NC 50 0.14 4.77 (8) (8)
Salt Lake City, UT 100 0.14 4.67 $ 13.53 $ 28,140
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 180 0.07 2.44 $ 11.94 $ 24,840
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 90 0.06 2.08 $ 16.55 $ 34,430
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 160 0.04 1.46 $ 11.56 $ 24,030
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 30 0.04 1.43 $ 11.95 $ 24,860
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 50 0.03 1.04 $ 14.80 $ 30,790
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 260 0.03 1.02 $ 18.34 $ 38,150
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 70 0.03 0.93 $ 16.62 $ 34,580
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 40 0.01 0.31 $ 17.20 $ 35,780


Map of annual mean wages of sewers, hand by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Sewers, Hand:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 260 0.03 1.02 $ 18.34 $ 38,150
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV (8) (8) (8) $ 17.22 $ 35,820
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 40 0.01 0.31 $ 17.20 $ 35,780
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 70 0.03 0.93 $ 16.62 $ 34,580
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 90 0.06 2.08 $ 16.55 $ 34,430
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO (8) (8) (8) $ 16.22 $ 33,740
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA (8) (8) (8) $ 15.62 $ 32,490
Toledo, OH (8) (8) (8) $ 15.38 $ 31,990
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 50 0.03 1.04 $ 14.80 $ 30,790
Salt Lake City, UT 100 0.14 4.67 $ 13.53 $ 28,140

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Sewers, Hand:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 50 0.21 7.06 $ 13.27 $ 27,610
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 50 0.21 7.25 $ 16.46 $ 34,250

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Sewers, Hand:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 50 0.21 7.25 $ 16.46 $ 34,250
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 50 0.21 7.06 $ 13.27 $ 27,610

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Sewers, Hand:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 50 0.21 7.25 $ 16.46 $ 34,250
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 50 0.21 7.06 $ 13.27 $ 27,610


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