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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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 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)
21,130 4.4 % $15.05 $31,300 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.38 $11.95 $14.41 $17.60 $21.09
Annual Wage (2) $21,590 $24,860 $29,980 $36,610 $43,860


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)
Fabric Mills 13,330 25.61 $15.29 $31,810
Apparel Knitting Mills 2,430 25.67 $12.65 $26,310
Textile Furnishings Mills 2,290 4.56 $16.69 $34,720
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills 830 2.99 $15.53 $32,310
Employment Services 550 0.01 $12.65 $26,300

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Apparel Knitting Mills 2,430 25.67 $12.65 $26,310
Fabric Mills 13,330 25.61 $15.29 $31,810
Textile Furnishings Mills 2,290 4.56 $16.69 $34,720
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills 830 2.99 $15.53 $32,310
Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing 40 0.32 $13.79 $28,680

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Textile Furnishings Mills 2,290 4.56 $16.69 $34,720
Rubber Product Manufacturing (8) (8) $15.99 $33,270
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing 70 0.02 $15.93 $33,140
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills 830 2.99 $15.53 $32,310
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 60 0.01 $15.46 $32,150


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)
North Carolina 4,520 1.01 7.04 $13.34 $27,740
Georgia 4,040 0.90 6.29 $16.59 $34,510
South Carolina 2,930 1.39 9.67 $16.14 $33,560
California 1,290 0.07 0.52 $13.65 $28,400
Alabama 1,170 0.59 4.11 $14.09 $29,300




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)
South Carolina 2,930 1.39 9.67 $16.14 $33,560
North Carolina 4,520 1.01 7.04 $13.34 $27,740
Georgia 4,040 0.90 6.29 $16.59 $34,510
Alabama 1,170 0.59 4.11 $14.09 $29,300
Rhode Island 260 0.54 3.74 $13.12 $27,300




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wisconsin 760 0.26 1.83 $18.08 $37,600
Washington 90 0.03 0.19 $18.01 $37,460
Arizona (8) (8) (8) $17.71 $36,830
Michigan 70 0.02 0.12 $16.99 $35,330
New Hampshire 350 0.54 3.73 $16.94 $35,240





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)
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,470 0.53 3.72 $16.95 $35,260
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 1,200 2.88 20.01 $15.66 $32,570
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,110 0.18 1.23 $13.75 $28,610
Greensboro-High Point, NC 920 2.52 17.52 $13.95 $29,010
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 730 0.08 0.52 $14.85 $30,880
Dalton, GA 700 10.89 75.66 $17.29 $35,960
Chattanooga, TN-GA 600 2.37 16.45 $16.34 $33,980
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 500 0.40 2.81 $14.80 $30,790
Spartanburg, SC 420 2.64 18.33 $15.18 $31,570
Burlington, NC 380 6.17 42.88 $12.83 $26,680




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)
Dalton, GA 700 10.89 75.66 $17.29 $35,960
Burlington, NC 380 6.17 42.88 $12.83 $26,680
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 1,200 2.88 20.01 $15.66 $32,570
Spartanburg, SC 420 2.64 18.33 $15.18 $31,570
Greensboro-High Point, NC 920 2.52 17.52 $13.95 $29,010
Appleton, WI 300 2.41 16.72 $24.13 $50,190
Chattanooga, TN-GA 600 2.37 16.45 $16.34 $33,980
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 290 1.89 13.16 $14.86 $30,910
Winston-Salem, NC 380 1.40 9.73 $13.31 $27,680
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 260 1.16 8.07 $16.23 $33,760




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)
Appleton, WI 300 2.41 16.72 $24.13 $50,190
Reading, PA 110 0.60 4.20 $21.49 $44,710
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 30 0.02 0.12 $18.79 $39,080
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 340 0.12 0.82 $18.35 $38,160
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ (8) (8) (8) $17.71 $36,830
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX (8) (8) (8) $17.54 $36,470
Dalton, GA 700 10.89 75.66 $17.29 $35,960
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,470 0.53 3.72 $16.95 $35,260
Lewiston-Auburn, ME 30 0.67 4.63 $16.64 $34,610
Chattanooga, TN-GA 600 2.37 16.45 $16.34 $33,980

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)
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 1,110 4.26 29.64 $12.58 $26,160
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 720 4.23 29.37 $15.96 $33,200
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 710 4.82 33.48 $13.07 $27,180
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 500 6.04 41.96 $16.81 $34,960
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 440 3.33 23.17 $14.97 $31,140

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)
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 500 6.04 41.96 $16.81 $34,960
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 710 4.82 33.48 $13.07 $27,180
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 1,110 4.26 29.64 $12.58 $26,160
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 720 4.23 29.37 $15.96 $33,200
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 440 3.33 23.17 $14.97 $31,140

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)
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 500 6.04 41.96 $16.81 $34,960
Northeast South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 180 1.90 13.20 $16.43 $34,160
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 190 0.99 6.88 $16.10 $33,480
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 720 4.23 29.37 $15.96 $33,200
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 50 0.27 1.91 $15.95 $33,180


About May 2019 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 2019 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: July 6, 2020