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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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 Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
Industry profile for Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
Geographic profile for Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

National estimates for Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
16,330 2.4 % $ 16.17 $ 33,640 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 11.40 $ 13.96 $ 16.34 $ 17.87 $ 21.86
Annual Wage (2) $ 23,720 $ 29,030 $ 33,990 $ 37,170 $ 45,460


Industry profile for Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Fabric Mills 9,170 20.07 $ 16.63 $ 34,590
Textile Furnishings Mills 2,610 6.08 $ 16.90 $ 35,150
Apparel Knitting Mills 1,600 20.36 $ 14.25 $ 29,630
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills 1,170 4.90 $ 15.18 $ 31,570
Other Textile Product Mills 310 0.53 $ 15.45 $ 32,140

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Apparel Knitting Mills 1,600 20.36 $ 14.25 $ 29,630
Fabric Mills 9,170 20.07 $ 16.63 $ 34,590
Textile Furnishings Mills 2,610 6.08 $ 16.90 $ 35,150
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills 1,170 4.90 $ 15.18 $ 31,570
Other Textile Product Mills 310 0.53 $ 15.45 $ 32,140

Top paying industries for Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 40 0.02 $ 20.27 $ 42,170
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 50 0.01 $ 17.44 $ 36,280
Textile Furnishings Mills 2,610 6.08 $ 16.90 $ 35,150
Fabric Mills 9,170 20.07 $ 16.63 $ 34,590
Other Textile Product Mills 310 0.53 $ 15.45 $ 32,140


Geographic profile for Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

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



Map of employment of textile knitting and weaving machine setters, operators, and tenders by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Georgia 3,970 0.91 7.82 $ 16.70 $ 34,740
North Carolina 3,210 0.73 6.26 $ 15.05 $ 31,310
South Carolina 2,190 1.06 9.13 $ 16.49 $ 34,300
Alabama 1,180 0.61 5.26 $ 14.88 $ 30,950
Pennsylvania 940 0.17 1.46 $ 18.23 $ 37,920


Map of location quotient of textile knitting and weaving machine setters, operators, and tenders by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Carolina 2,190 1.06 9.13 $ 16.49 $ 34,300
Georgia 3,970 0.91 7.82 $ 16.70 $ 34,740
North Carolina 3,210 0.73 6.26 $ 15.05 $ 31,310
Rhode Island 290 0.64 5.51 $ 14.88 $ 30,950
Alabama 1,180 0.61 5.26 $ 14.88 $ 30,950


Map of annual mean wages of textile knitting and weaving machine setters, operators, and tenders by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wisconsin 270 0.10 0.84 $ 23.31 $ 48,490
Washington (8) (8) (8) $ 19.27 $ 40,080
Maine 150 0.25 2.18 $ 18.52 $ 38,510
Pennsylvania 940 0.17 1.46 $ 18.23 $ 37,920
Connecticut 40 0.03 0.24 $ 18.08 $ 37,610



Map of employment of textile knitting and weaving machine setters, operators, and tenders by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Dalton, GA 1,870 30.00 258.80 $ 16.09 $ 33,470
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 790 2.01 17.36 $ 16.74 $ 34,830
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 660 0.25 2.19 $ 17.95 $ 37,340
Greensboro-High Point, NC 600 1.74 15.03 $ 15.04 $ 31,270
Spartanburg, SC 450 2.88 24.88 $ 16.12 $ 33,530
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 430 0.07 0.64 $ 17.29 $ 35,950
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 410 0.34 2.96 $ 16.58 $ 34,490
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 380 2.61 22.50 $ 15.13 $ 31,470
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 300 0.11 0.99 $ 18.95 $ 39,420
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 280 1.26 10.86 $ 17.00 $ 35,360


Map of location quotient of textile knitting and weaving machine setters, operators, and tenders by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Dalton, GA 1,870 30.00 258.80 $ 16.09 $ 33,470
Burlington, NC 280 4.49 38.72 $ 14.81 $ 30,810
Spartanburg, SC 450 2.88 24.88 $ 16.12 $ 33,530
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 380 2.61 22.50 $ 15.13 $ 31,470
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 790 2.01 17.36 $ 16.74 $ 34,830
Greensboro-High Point, NC 600 1.74 15.03 $ 15.04 $ 31,270
Appleton, WI 160 1.38 11.88 $ 24.57 $ 51,100
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 280 1.26 10.86 $ 17.00 $ 35,360
Chattanooga, TN-GA 280 1.14 9.81 $ 16.82 $ 34,990
Winston-Salem, NC 210 0.82 7.07 $ 14.28 $ 29,690


Map of annual mean wages of textile knitting and weaving machine setters, operators, and tenders by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Appleton, WI 160 1.38 11.88 $ 24.57 $ 51,100
Reading, PA 80 0.50 4.33 $ 22.32 $ 46,430
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 60 0.06 0.51 $ 19.78 $ 41,140
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 300 0.11 0.99 $ 18.95 $ 39,420
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 200 0.02 0.20 $ 18.85 $ 39,200
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA 120 0.52 4.50 $ 18.06 $ 37,560
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 660 0.25 2.19 $ 17.95 $ 37,340
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 50 0.02 0.16 $ 17.47 $ 36,340
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 430 0.07 0.64 $ 17.29 $ 35,950
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 280 1.26 10.86 $ 17.00 $ 35,360

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 690 4.87 42.02 $ 13.73 $ 28,560
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 660 3.87 33.34 $ 17.05 $ 35,470
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 650 2.68 23.11 $ 14.65 $ 30,460
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 400 5.18 44.69 $ 15.31 $ 31,850
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 250 1.96 16.90 $ 18.00 $ 37,430

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, 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 400 5.18 44.69 $ 15.31 $ 31,850
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 690 4.87 42.02 $ 13.73 $ 28,560
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 660 3.87 33.34 $ 17.05 $ 35,470
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 650 2.68 23.11 $ 14.65 $ 30,460
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 250 1.96 16.90 $ 18.00 $ 37,430

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, 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 250 1.96 16.90 $ 18.00 $ 37,430
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 150 1.20 10.36 $ 17.25 $ 35,880
Southwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 120 1.01 8.72 $ 17.14 $ 35,650
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 660 3.87 33.34 $ 17.05 $ 35,470
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 400 5.18 44.69 $ 15.31 $ 31,850


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