Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
15,040 5.2 % $13.40 $27,860 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.16 $10.30 $12.55 $15.33 $19.17
Annual Wage (2) $19,060 $21,410 $26,090 $31,890 $39,880


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 3,070 2.83 $12.77 $26,570
Other Textile Product Mills 2,110 3.29 $13.57 $28,220
Textile Furnishings Mills 1,920 3.70 $13.92 $28,940
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing 1,400 0.57 $15.12 $31,460
Fabric Mills 1,010 1.83 $13.68 $28,460

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 790 6.63 $12.26 $25,510
Textile Furnishings Mills 1,920 3.70 $13.92 $28,940
Other Textile Product Mills 2,110 3.29 $13.57 $28,220
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing 3,070 2.83 $12.77 $26,570
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills 780 2.60 $14.32 $29,780

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rubber Product Manufacturing 50 0.04 $18.21 $37,870
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing 120 0.11 $17.61 $36,630
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing 1,400 0.57 $15.12 $31,460
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 100 0.13 $15.03 $31,250
Printing and Related Support Activities (8) (8) $14.87 $30,940


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 2,550 0.16 1.49 $12.88 $26,780
Georgia 1,380 0.33 3.06 $13.78 $28,660
Texas 1,270 0.11 1.01 $10.57 $21,980
North Carolina 960 0.23 2.12 $14.80 $30,770
South Carolina 730 0.37 3.45 $12.91 $26,850




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 690 0.62 5.75 $14.16 $29,460
Rhode Island 190 0.40 3.71 (8) (8)
South Carolina 730 0.37 3.45 $12.91 $26,850
Georgia 1,380 0.33 3.06 $13.78 $28,660
North Carolina 960 0.23 2.12 $14.80 $30,770




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Indiana 400 0.14 1.26 $16.16 $33,610
New York 600 0.07 0.62 $16.00 $33,280
Illinois 270 0.05 0.43 $15.87 $33,020
Colorado 50 0.02 0.20 $15.65 $32,550
New Hampshire 100 0.15 1.40 $15.40 $32,040





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 1,850 0.44 4.09 $12.70 $26,410
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 670 0.10 0.95 $14.74 $30,660
Dalton, GA 540 7.97 74.35 $13.67 $28,430
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 470 0.19 1.82 $11.72 $24,380
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 410 0.21 1.99 $12.35 $25,680
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 410 2.74 25.57 $17.58 $36,570
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 340 0.87 8.11 $12.34 $25,660
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 290 0.24 2.25 $13.26 $27,580
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 230 0.09 0.85 $13.00 $27,030
Spartanburg, SC 210 1.48 13.84 $13.62 $28,340




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 540 7.97 74.35 $13.67 $28,430
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 410 2.74 25.57 $17.58 $36,570
Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA 80 1.89 17.67 $16.65 $34,620
Spartanburg, SC 210 1.48 13.84 $13.62 $28,340
New Bedford, MA 90 1.33 12.40 $13.34 $27,760
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 340 0.87 8.11 $12.34 $25,660
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 110 0.86 8.06 $14.09 $29,300
Dothan, AL 40 0.65 6.04 $11.15 $23,190
St. Cloud, MN 50 0.50 4.66 $14.05 $29,220
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,850 0.44 4.09 $12.70 $26,410




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)
Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, PA Metropolitan Division 50 0.05 0.43 $18.69 $38,880
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 410 2.74 25.57 $17.58 $36,570
Knoxville, TN 90 0.23 2.19 $17.44 $36,280
Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA 80 1.89 17.67 $16.65 $34,620
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 40 0.03 0.26 $16.20 $33,690
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 60 0.03 0.31 $15.73 $32,710
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $15.68 $32,610
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $14.96 $31,130
Springfield, MA-CT 60 0.20 1.85 $14.92 $31,040
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 670 0.10 0.95 $14.74 $30,660

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 500 2.16 20.16 $14.37 $29,900
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 310 1.97 18.38 $13.14 $27,320
Southwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 120 0.95 8.84 $12.03 $25,020
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 100 0.40 3.73 $11.23 $23,360
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 80 0.96 8.92 $13.54 $28,170

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 500 2.16 20.16 $14.37 $29,900
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 310 1.97 18.38 $13.14 $27,320
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 80 0.96 8.92 $13.54 $28,170
Southwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 120 0.95 8.84 $12.03 $25,020
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 100 0.40 3.73 $11.23 $23,360

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) 40 0.11 1.04 $17.28 $35,940
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.27 2.57 $16.75 $34,840
East Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 50 0.39 3.61 $15.54 $32,320
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 500 2.16 20.16 $14.37 $29,900
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 80 0.96 8.92 $13.54 $28,170


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