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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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 Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders
Industry profile for Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders
Geographic profile for Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders

National estimates for Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
6,240 6.5 % $ 15.36 $ 31,940 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 11.13 $ 13.63 $ 14.39 $ 17.63 $ 19.43
Annual Wage (2) $ 23,140 $ 28,350 $ 29,930 $ 36,670 $ 40,420


Industry profile for Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills 3,530 14.61 $ 15.07 $ 31,340
Fabric Mills 1,110 2.43 $ 15.47 $ 32,180
Textile Furnishings Mills 440 1.02 $ 17.19 $ 35,760
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills 400 1.66 $ 15.67 $ 32,590
Apparel Knitting Mills 140 1.81 $ 14.14 $ 29,420

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills 3,530 14.61 $ 15.07 $ 31,340
Leather and Hide Tanning and Finishing 130 4.15 $ 16.96 $ 35,280
Fabric Mills 1,110 2.43 $ 15.47 $ 32,180
Apparel Knitting Mills 140 1.81 $ 14.14 $ 29,420
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills 400 1.66 $ 15.67 $ 32,590

Top paying industries for Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 100 0.03 $ 17.43 $ 36,260
Textile Furnishings Mills 440 1.02 $ 17.19 $ 35,760
Leather and Hide Tanning and Finishing 130 4.15 $ 16.96 $ 35,280
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing 50 0.06 $ 15.91 $ 33,090
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills 400 1.66 $ 15.67 $ 32,590


Geographic profile for Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders, see the Create Customized Tables function.



Map of employment of textile bleaching and dyeing machine operators and tenders by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Carolina 1,450 0.33 7.38 $ 14.17 $ 29,470
California 930 0.06 1.27 $ 15.51 $ 32,260
Georgia 780 0.18 4.02 $ 16.78 $ 34,900
South Carolina 630 0.31 6.91 $ 14.63 $ 30,430
Tennessee 400 0.13 3.01 $ 13.87 $ 28,850


Map of location quotient of textile bleaching and dyeing machine operators and tenders by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rhode Island 240 0.52 11.76 $ 19.62 $ 40,810
North Carolina 1,450 0.33 7.38 $ 14.17 $ 29,470
South Carolina 630 0.31 6.91 $ 14.63 $ 30,430
Georgia 780 0.18 4.02 $ 16.78 $ 34,900
Tennessee 400 0.13 3.01 $ 13.87 $ 28,850


Map of annual mean wages of textile bleaching and dyeing machine operators and tenders by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rhode Island 240 0.52 11.76 $ 19.62 $ 40,810
New York 140 0.02 0.36 $ 18.03 $ 37,490
Pennsylvania 210 0.04 0.86 $ 17.56 $ 36,520
New Hampshire 50 0.08 1.74 $ 17.31 $ 36,010
Georgia 780 0.18 4.02 $ 16.78 $ 34,900



Map of employment of textile bleaching and dyeing machine operators and tenders by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 840 0.15 3.31 $ 15.32 $ 31,870
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 340 2.33 52.49 $ 15.54 $ 32,330
Dalton, GA 260 4.09 92.23 $ 17.49 $ 36,380
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 250 0.20 4.57 $ 15.19 $ 31,590
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 230 0.42 9.58 $ 19.59 $ 40,740
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 190 0.50 11.20 $ 14.94 $ 31,070
Greensboro-High Point, NC 170 0.50 11.34 $ 14.10 $ 29,340
Burlington, NC 160 2.53 57.15 $ 13.94 $ 29,000
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 150 0.02 0.38 $ 17.27 $ 35,930
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 130 0.05 1.11 $ 16.72 $ 34,780


Map of location quotient of textile bleaching and dyeing machine operators and tenders by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Dalton, GA 260 4.09 92.23 $ 17.49 $ 36,380
Burlington, NC 160 2.53 57.15 $ 13.94 $ 29,000
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 340 2.33 52.49 $ 15.54 $ 32,330
Greensboro-High Point, NC 170 0.50 11.34 $ 14.10 $ 29,340
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 190 0.50 11.20 $ 14.94 $ 31,070
Spartanburg, SC 70 0.46 10.43 $ 15.05 $ 31,300
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 230 0.42 9.58 $ 19.59 $ 40,740
Chattanooga, TN-GA 90 0.35 7.96 $ 17.01 $ 35,370
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 250 0.20 4.57 $ 15.19 $ 31,590
Winston-Salem, NC 40 0.16 3.65 $ 16.33 $ 33,970


Map of annual mean wages of textile bleaching and dyeing machine operators and tenders by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 230 0.42 9.58 $ 19.59 $ 40,740
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 70 0.03 0.57 $ 18.24 $ 37,930
Dalton, GA 260 4.09 92.23 $ 17.49 $ 36,380
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 150 0.02 0.38 $ 17.27 $ 35,930
Chattanooga, TN-GA 90 0.35 7.96 $ 17.01 $ 35,370
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 130 0.05 1.11 $ 16.72 $ 34,780
Winston-Salem, NC 40 0.16 3.65 $ 16.33 $ 33,970
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 110 0.11 2.51 $ 15.80 $ 32,870
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 340 2.33 52.49 $ 15.54 $ 32,330
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 840 0.15 3.31 $ 15.32 $ 31,870

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 200 0.82 18.48 $ 12.39 $ 25,760
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 190 2.40 54.10 $ 14.12 $ 29,370
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 120 0.73 16.43 $ 16.27 $ 33,850
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 110 0.86 19.37 $ 16.39 $ 34,100
East Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 80 0.61 13.84 $ 12.61 $ 26,230

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 190 2.40 54.10 $ 14.12 $ 29,370
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 110 0.86 19.37 $ 16.39 $ 34,100
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 200 0.82 18.48 $ 12.39 $ 25,760
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 120 0.73 16.43 $ 16.27 $ 33,850
East Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 80 0.61 13.84 $ 12.61 $ 26,230

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 110 0.86 19.37 $ 16.39 $ 34,100
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 120 0.73 16.43 $ 16.27 $ 33,850
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 70 0.48 10.75 $ 14.96 $ 31,110
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 190 2.40 54.10 $ 14.12 $ 29,370
East Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 80 0.61 13.84 $ 12.61 $ 26,230


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.

(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