Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials

Press or shape articles by hand or machine.


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)
45,150 2.9 % $10.71 $22,270 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.34 $9.10 $10.24 $11.88 $14.16
Annual Wage (2) $17,360 $18,930 $21,300 $24,710 $29,460


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)
Drycleaning and Laundry Services 40,250 13.37 (8) (8)
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing 1,770 1.64 $11.77 $24,480
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills 570 1.91 $11.08 $23,050
Employment Services 450 0.01 $10.40 $21,640
Textile Furnishings Mills 270 0.51 $9.64 $20,040

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Drycleaning and Laundry Services 40,250 13.37 (8) (8)
Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing 260 2.19 $11.10 $23,090
Apparel Knitting Mills 260 2.12 $11.11 $23,120
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills 570 1.91 $11.08 $23,050
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing 1,770 1.64 $11.77 $24,480

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Traveler Accommodation 70 (7) $13.55 $28,180
Consumer Goods Rental 90 0.06 $12.91 $26,860
Fabric Mills 130 0.23 $12.91 $26,850
Clothing Stores 200 0.02 $12.29 $25,560
Printing and Related Support Activities 80 0.02 $11.99 $24,930


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)
California 6,960 0.44 1.36 $11.68 $24,290
Texas 6,140 0.52 1.62 $9.37 $19,480
Florida 3,360 0.41 1.27 $10.78 $22,430
New York 2,320 0.26 0.79 $10.97 $22,810
Ohio 2,180 0.41 1.27 $10.23 $21,270




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)
Hawaii 570 0.90 2.80 $11.59 $24,110
Rhode Island 280 0.58 1.80 $11.50 $23,910
Texas 6,140 0.52 1.62 $9.37 $19,480
South Carolina 920 0.47 1.45 $10.03 $20,860
Nevada 570 0.45 1.40 $10.27 $21,360




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 1,010 0.29 0.91 $14.05 $29,220
Washington 840 0.28 0.86 $13.79 $28,680
Alaska (8) (8) (8) $13.57 $28,240
Minnesota 850 0.30 0.94 $12.54 $26,080
Maryland 570 0.22 0.68 $12.38 $25,750





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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,050 0.48 1.51 $10.94 $22,750
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,830 0.28 0.86 $10.70 $22,250
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,650 0.56 1.75 $9.07 $18,860
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,220 0.50 1.56 $9.78 $20,330
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 950 0.85 2.63 $10.85 $22,580
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 880 0.85 2.63 $10.10 $21,010
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 820 0.59 1.83 $11.86 $24,660
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 700 0.37 1.14 $12.59 $26,190
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 660 0.26 0.80 $10.23 $21,280
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 650 0.42 1.30 $11.01 $22,900




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)
New Bedford, MA 210 3.33 10.35 $16.93 $35,220
Lawrence-Methuen Town-Salem, MA-NH NECTA Division 180 2.25 6.99 $10.77 $22,410
Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY 70 1.30 4.03 $10.71 $22,280
Rockford, IL 190 1.28 3.99 $10.17 $21,160
Sumter, SC 40 1.22 3.78 $9.85 $20,490
Albany, GA 60 0.96 2.98 $9.71 $20,200
Fayetteville, NC 120 0.95 2.95 $8.58 $17,850
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Delray Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 540 0.91 2.83 $10.64 $22,130
Midland, TX 80 0.91 2.83 $12.48 $25,960
Corpus Christi, TX 170 0.91 2.82 $8.68 $18,050




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)
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 100 0.22 0.68 $18.03 $37,490
New Bedford, MA 210 3.33 10.35 $16.93 $35,220
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 470 0.30 0.92 $15.35 $31,920
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division (8) (8) (8) $14.41 $29,960
Haverhill-Newburyport-Amesbury Town, MA-NH NECTA Division (8) (8) (8) $14.26 $29,660
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 340 0.25 0.78 $13.71 $28,520
St. Cloud, MN 60 0.56 1.75 $13.30 $27,670
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 510 0.48 1.48 $13.25 $27,550
Trenton, NJ (8) (8) (8) $13.20 $27,460
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA (8) (8) (8) $13.00 $27,030

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 290 1.12 3.48 $10.60 $22,040
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area 130 1.20 3.74 $8.37 $17,400
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 120 0.96 3.00 $9.06 $18,850
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 120 0.81 2.53 $9.49 $19,730
North Texas nonmetropolitan area 110 0.40 1.24 $8.91 $18,530

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)
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area 130 1.20 3.74 $8.37 $17,400
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 290 1.12 3.48 $10.60 $22,040
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 120 0.96 3.00 $9.06 $18,850
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area 80 0.93 2.90 $9.05 $18,830
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 120 0.81 2.53 $9.49 $19,730

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)
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 60 0.23 0.73 $11.66 $24,260
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $11.41 $23,740
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 0.71 $11.02 $22,920
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 60 0.36 1.12 $10.75 $22,370
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 70 0.44 1.37 $10.61 $22,060


About May 2016 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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 2016 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2017