Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

49-9093 Fabric Menders, Except Garment

Repair tears, holes, and other defects in fabrics, such as draperies, linens, parachutes, and tents.


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)
390 14.5 % $14.20 $29,530 2.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.28 $12.02 $13.77 $15.54 $18.83
Annual Wage (2) $21,390 $25,000 $28,640 $32,330 $39,160


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)
Other Textile Product Mills 70 0.11 $13.36 $27,780
Fabric Mills 70 0.13 $13.25 $27,560
Textile Furnishings Mills 60 0.12 $14.01 $29,150
Rental and Leasing Services (5322, 5323, and 5324 only) 50 0.01 $14.66 $30,490
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 30 0.04 $14.17 $29,480

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Fabric Mills 70 0.13 $13.25 $27,560
Textile Furnishings Mills 60 0.12 $14.01 $29,150
Other Textile Product Mills 70 0.11 $13.36 $27,780
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 30 0.04 $14.17 $29,480
Rental and Leasing Services (5322, 5323, and 5324 only) 50 0.01 $14.66 $30,490

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rental and Leasing Services (5322, 5323, and 5324 only) 50 0.01 $14.66 $30,490
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 30 0.04 $14.17 $29,480
Textile Furnishings Mills 60 0.12 $14.01 $29,150
Other Textile Product Mills 70 0.11 $13.36 $27,780
Fabric Mills 70 0.13 $13.25 $27,560


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)
Georgia 50 0.01 4.31 $14.84 $30,870
North Carolina 30 0.01 2.85 $13.20 $27,450




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)
North Carolina 30 0.01 2.85 $13.20 $27,450
Georgia 50 0.01 4.31 $14.84 $30,870




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Georgia 50 0.01 4.31 $14.84 $30,870
California (8) (8) (8) $13.74 $28,580
North Carolina 30 0.01 2.85 $13.20 $27,450



About May 2017 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 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018