Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

51-6061 Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders

Operate or tend machines to bleach, shrink, wash, dye, or finish textiles or synthetic or glass fibers.


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)
10,860 3.8 % $13.69 $28,480 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.00 $10.92 $13.11 $15.72 $18.60
Annual Wage (2) $20,810 $22,700 $27,270 $32,710 $38,700


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)
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills 6,890 22.93 $13.09 $27,220
Fabric Mills 1,460 2.66 $14.43 $30,020
Textile Furnishings Mills 1,080 2.07 $15.93 $33,130
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills 390 1.33 $15.44 $32,120
Apparel Knitting Mills 260 2.11 $11.80 $24,550

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills 6,890 22.93 $13.09 $27,220
Leather and Hide Tanning and Finishing 180 4.36 $13.82 $28,750
Fabric Mills 1,460 2.66 $14.43 $30,020
Apparel Knitting Mills 260 2.11 $11.80 $24,550
Textile Furnishings Mills 1,080 2.07 $15.93 $33,130

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Textile Furnishings Mills 1,080 2.07 $15.93 $33,130
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills 390 1.33 $15.44 $32,120
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing 120 0.11 $14.81 $30,800
Other Textile Product Mills 110 0.17 $14.67 $30,510
Fabric Mills 1,460 2.66 $14.43 $30,020


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 2,390 0.15 1.94 $12.61 $26,220
North Carolina 2,200 0.52 6.71 $12.89 $26,820
Georgia 2,140 0.51 6.56 $15.16 $31,530
South Carolina 1,020 0.52 6.68 $13.96 $29,030
Massachusetts 440 0.13 1.64 $14.24 $29,620




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 1,020 0.52 6.68 $13.96 $29,030
North Carolina 2,200 0.52 6.71 $12.89 $26,820
Georgia 2,140 0.51 6.56 $15.16 $31,530
Alabama 330 0.17 2.22 $13.37 $27,800
California 2,390 0.15 1.94 $12.61 $26,220




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 120 0.03 0.38 $16.06 $33,400
New Hampshire 80 0.13 1.64 $15.63 $32,510
Georgia 2,140 0.51 6.56 $15.16 $31,530
Illinois 180 0.03 0.40 $15.12 $31,440
Virginia 220 0.06 0.76 $14.89 $30,960





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 2,030 0.48 6.21 $12.28 $25,540
Dalton, GA 630 9.27 119.83 $16.86 $35,070
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 570 3.83 49.53 $13.50 $28,070
Greensboro-High Point, NC 440 1.24 16.01 $12.62 $26,250
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 440 0.17 2.21 $15.83 $32,920
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 390 0.69 8.97 $15.15 $31,520
Burlington, NC 330 5.65 72.99 $12.36 $25,700
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 300 0.26 3.39 $12.82 $26,660
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 290 0.19 2.44 $14.70 $30,570
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 280 0.71 9.21 $14.16 $29,450




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 630 9.27 119.83 $16.86 $35,070
Burlington, NC 330 5.65 72.99 $12.36 $25,700
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 570 3.83 49.53 $13.50 $28,070
Greensboro-High Point, NC 440 1.24 16.01 $12.62 $26,250
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 280 0.71 9.21 $14.16 $29,450
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 390 0.69 8.97 $15.15 $31,520
Spartanburg, SC 100 0.69 8.90 $13.35 $27,770
Chattanooga, TN-GA 160 0.69 8.94 $14.49 $30,130
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,030 0.48 6.21 $12.28 $25,540
Winston-Salem, NC 80 0.30 3.82 $13.63 $28,360




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)
Dalton, GA 630 9.27 119.83 $16.86 $35,070
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 440 0.17 2.21 $15.83 $32,920
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 120 0.03 0.44 $15.63 $32,520
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 30 0.03 0.38 $15.37 $31,970
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 120 0.02 0.23 $15.31 $31,850
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 390 0.69 8.97 $15.15 $31,520
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 290 0.19 2.44 $14.70 $30,570
Chattanooga, TN-GA 160 0.69 8.94 $14.49 $30,130
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 70 0.08 1.08 $14.34 $29,820
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 280 0.71 9.21 $14.16 $29,450

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)
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 380 2.37 30.65 $13.53 $28,150
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 310 2.16 27.92 $12.54 $26,090
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 230 1.81 23.34 $15.96 $33,200
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 230 2.86 36.99 $13.36 $27,790
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 180 0.70 9.01 $13.52 $28,110

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 230 2.86 36.99 $13.36 $27,790
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 380 2.37 30.65 $13.53 $28,150
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 310 2.16 27.92 $12.54 $26,090
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 230 1.81 23.34 $15.96 $33,200
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 180 0.70 9.01 $13.52 $28,110

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)
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 230 1.81 23.34 $15.96 $33,200
Southwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $14.56 $30,270
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 50 0.27 3.43 $14.38 $29,910
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 380 2.37 30.65 $13.53 $28,150
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 180 0.70 9.01 $13.52 $28,110


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.

(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