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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

51-6062 Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Set up, operate, or tend machines that cut textiles.


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)
13,210 4.6 % $14.26 $29,660 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.88 $11.50 $13.81 $16.85 $19.22
Annual Wage (2) $20,560 $23,910 $28,730 $35,040 $39,990


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)
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing 2,210 2.45 $14.02 $29,150
Other Textile Product Mills 2,030 3.13 $13.15 $27,350
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing (3371 and 3372 only) 1,570 0.44 $15.78 $32,820
Textile Furnishings Mills 1,340 2.67 $14.00 $29,120
Fabric Mills 1,030 1.97 $13.74 $28,570

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 Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing 380 3.32 $14.98 $31,160
Other Textile Product Mills 2,030 3.13 $13.15 $27,350
Textile Furnishings Mills 1,340 2.67 $14.00 $29,120
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing 2,210 2.45 $14.02 $29,150
Fabric Mills 1,030 1.97 $13.74 $28,570

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 40 0.05 $17.15 $35,680
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing (3371 and 3372 only) 1,570 0.44 $15.78 $32,820
Footwear Manufacturing 140 1.10 $15.58 $32,400
Other Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing 50 0.45 $15.50 $32,240
Ship and Boat Building 60 0.04 $15.05 $31,310


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 1,640 0.37 4.08 $14.10 $29,330
California 1,300 0.07 0.83 $14.37 $29,890
North Carolina 1,200 0.27 2.98 $14.48 $30,130
Mississippi 800 0.71 7.89 $15.25 $31,710
Tennessee 780 0.26 2.88 $12.93 $26,900




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)
Mississippi 800 0.71 7.89 $15.25 $31,710
Georgia 1,640 0.37 4.08 $14.10 $29,330
Rhode Island 140 0.29 3.18 (8) (8)
North Carolina 1,200 0.27 2.98 $14.48 $30,130
Tennessee 780 0.26 2.88 $12.93 $26,900




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 110 0.03 0.38 $17.63 $36,660
Connecticut 30 0.02 0.21 $17.08 $35,520
Maine 90 0.15 1.71 $16.53 $34,380
New York 500 0.05 0.59 $16.53 $34,370
Michigan 520 0.12 1.34 $16.14 $33,570





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-Anaheim, CA 970 0.16 1.73 $14.25 $29,650
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 780 0.08 0.89 $15.70 $32,650
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 460 0.17 1.87 $14.61 $30,380
Dalton, GA 400 6.23 69.25 $15.15 $31,500
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 380 2.49 27.71 $16.55 $34,420
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 300 0.08 0.93 $11.73 $24,390
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 300 0.15 1.69 $16.32 $33,950
Greensboro-High Point, NC 300 0.82 9.12 $13.99 $29,100
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 270 0.13 1.40 $13.37 $27,800
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 190 0.32 3.61 (8) (8)




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 400 6.23 69.25 $15.15 $31,500
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 380 2.49 27.71 $16.55 $34,420
Cleveland, TN 70 1.44 15.97 $11.15 $23,190
Greensboro-High Point, NC 300 0.82 9.12 $13.99 $29,100
Spartanburg, SC 130 0.80 8.88 $13.32 $27,710
Winston-Salem, NC 160 0.59 6.60 $13.50 $28,080
Johnson City, TN 40 0.56 6.22 $12.10 $25,160
El Paso, TX 110 0.34 3.77 $11.39 $23,690
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 190 0.32 3.61 (8) (8)
Brownsville-Harlingen, TX 40 0.31 3.40 $9.35 $19,460




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)
Asheville, NC 30 0.15 1.69 $19.04 $39,600
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 100 0.05 0.54 $18.29 $38,040
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO (8) (8) (8) $17.12 $35,620
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 110 0.04 0.44 $16.63 $34,590
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 40 0.07 0.73 $16.59 $34,510
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 380 2.49 27.71 $16.55 $34,420
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 300 0.15 1.69 $16.32 $33,950
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 90 0.04 0.39 $16.00 $33,290
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 110 0.04 0.43 $15.87 $33,020
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 780 0.08 0.89 $15.70 $32,650

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)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 740 3.16 35.18 $15.43 $32,090
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 470 2.74 30.43 $13.07 $27,180
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 150 1.00 11.08 $12.76 $26,540
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 110 0.41 4.59 $11.67 $24,270
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 70 0.22 2.44 $16.93 $35,220

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)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 740 3.16 35.18 $15.43 $32,090
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 470 2.74 30.43 $13.07 $27,180
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 150 1.00 11.08 $12.76 $26,540
Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 60 0.60 6.69 $15.86 $32,990
Southwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 60 0.46 5.10 $11.86 $24,670

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)
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 70 0.22 2.44 $16.93 $35,220
Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 60 0.60 6.69 $15.86 $32,990
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 740 3.16 35.18 $15.43 $32,090
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $14.78 $30,750
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 30 0.14 1.54 $13.66 $28,410


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