Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
42,830 3.0 % $11.09 $23,080 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.51 $9.43 $10.79 $12.27 $14.48
Annual Wage (2) $17,700 $19,620 $22,440 $25,510 $30,110


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 38,040 12.70 $10.96 $22,790
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing 1,500 1.48 $12.46 $25,910
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills 540 1.84 $12.13 $25,240
Employment Services 450 0.01 $10.44 $21,720
Clothing Stores 250 0.02 $12.82 $26,670

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 38,040 12.70 $10.96 $22,790
Apparel Knitting Mills 230 2.12 $11.90 $24,750
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills 540 1.84 $12.13 $25,240
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing 1,500 1.48 $12.46 $25,910
Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing 150 1.31 $11.51 $23,940

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Traveler Accommodation 50 (7) $16.69 $34,720
Fabric Mills 180 0.34 $13.94 $29,000
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores 60 0.01 $12.83 $26,680
Clothing Stores 250 0.02 $12.82 $26,670
Rental and Leasing Services (5322, 5323, and 5324 only) 130 0.04 $12.76 $26,540


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 7,170 0.43 1.43 $12.28 $25,550
Texas 5,560 0.47 1.56 $9.81 $20,400
Florida 3,230 0.38 1.28 $10.41 $21,660
Ohio 2,060 0.38 1.28 $10.68 $22,220
New York 1,930 0.21 0.70 $11.90 $24,760




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 530 0.84 2.78 $11.48 $23,870
South Carolina 1,100 0.55 1.82 $10.35 $21,530
Nevada 710 0.54 1.80 $10.89 $22,650
Mississippi 610 0.54 1.81 $10.23 $21,280
Texas 5,560 0.47 1.56 $9.81 $20,400




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 910 0.26 0.86 $14.63 $30,420
Rhode Island 190 0.41 1.35 $13.90 $28,920
Alaska (8) (8) (8) $13.77 $28,640
Washington 780 0.25 0.82 $13.72 $28,540
District of Columbia 100 0.14 0.48 $13.62 $28,320



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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 2,130 0.48 1.60 $11.78 $24,510
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,580 0.24 0.79 $11.51 $23,940
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,320 0.45 1.50 $9.62 $20,010
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,220 0.49 1.63 $9.93 $20,660
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 940 0.82 2.74 $10.31 $21,440
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 860 0.60 2.01 $12.61 $26,220
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 840 0.87 2.90 $11.85 $24,640
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 730 0.51 1.68 $11.72 $24,370
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 660 0.68 2.27 $10.87 $22,600
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 620 0.62 2.06 $9.46 $19,680


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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 3.20 10.64 $16.55 $34,410
Lawrence-Methuen Town-Salem, MA-NH NECTA Division 130 1.60 5.31 $11.99 $24,950
Waterbury, CT 80 1.19 3.95 $11.37 $23,660
Sumter, SC 40 1.14 3.81 $10.12 $21,060
Midland, TX 100 1.13 3.76 $12.04 $25,030
Albany, GA 70 1.11 3.70 $9.99 $20,770
Corpus Christi, TX 170 0.91 3.02 $9.13 $19,000
Macon, GA 90 0.89 2.95 $12.16 $25,280
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 190 0.88 2.93 $8.82 $18,340
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 840 0.87 2.90 $11.85 $24,640


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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)
New Bedford, MA 210 3.20 10.64 $16.55 $34,410
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 320 0.19 0.64 $15.46 $32,160
Springfield, MA-CT 80 0.23 0.77 $15.41 $32,060
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division (8) (8) (8) $15.09 $31,380
Haverhill-Newburyport-Amesbury Town, MA-NH NECTA Division (8) (8) (8) $14.95 $31,100
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 230 0.40 1.34 $14.12 $29,360
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 370 0.34 1.13 $14.01 $29,140
Santa Rosa, CA 30 0.16 0.53 $13.96 $29,040
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 100 0.23 0.77 $13.77 $28,640
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 290 0.21 0.71 $13.68 $28,440

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)
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area 140 1.28 4.26 $8.57 $17,830
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 130 0.86 2.87 (8) (8)
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 130 0.51 1.69 $9.82 $20,420
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 120 0.45 1.50 $12.03 $25,020
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 100 0.66 2.18 $10.48 $21,800

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 140 1.28 4.26 $8.57 $17,830
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area 100 1.19 3.95 $8.50 $17,670
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 130 0.86 2.87 (8) (8)
Border Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.69 2.29 $9.83 $20,440
West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.67 2.23 $10.53 $21,900

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)
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 50 0.31 1.03 $12.59 $26,200
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $12.59 $26,180
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 70 0.23 0.78 $12.24 $25,460
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 120 0.45 1.50 $12.03 $25,020
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.21 0.69 $11.98 $24,920


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.

(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 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