Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
14,150 3.8 % $13.65 $28,400 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.42 $10.61 $12.93 $15.91 $19.21
Annual Wage (2) $19,590 $22,060 $26,890 $33,100 $39,960


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)
Other Textile Product Mills 2,350 3.69 $13.03 $27,110
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing 2,010 1.99 $12.94 $26,920
Textile Furnishings Mills 1,570 2.98 $13.91 $28,940
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing (3371 and 3372 only) 1,440 0.41 $15.69 $32,640
Fabric Mills 1,330 2.48 $13.57 $28,220

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 680 6.10 $12.97 $26,980
Other Textile Product Mills 2,350 3.69 $13.03 $27,110
Textile Furnishings Mills 1,570 2.98 $13.91 $28,940
Fabric Mills 1,330 2.48 $13.57 $28,220
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing 2,010 1.99 $12.94 $26,920

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing 30 0.01 $18.11 $37,660
Rubber Product Manufacturing 50 0.04 $16.91 $35,170
Building Finishing Contractors (8) (8) $16.36 $34,020
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing (3371 and 3372 only) 1,440 0.41 $15.69 $32,640
Printing and Related Support Activities 330 0.08 $15.40 $32,040


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 1,580 0.09 0.95 $13.15 $27,350
Georgia 1,410 0.33 3.30 $13.87 $28,860
North Carolina 1,150 0.27 2.70 $14.94 $31,080
Texas 970 0.08 0.82 $11.27 $23,440
Mississippi 820 0.74 7.42 $14.07 $29,270




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)
Mississippi 820 0.74 7.42 $14.07 $29,270
Rhode Island 230 0.49 4.96 $15.39 $32,000
Georgia 1,410 0.33 3.30 $13.87 $28,860
South Carolina 640 0.32 3.22 $12.40 $25,790
North Carolina 1,150 0.27 2.70 $14.94 $31,080




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 560 0.06 0.61 $17.50 $36,390
Illinois 330 0.06 0.57 $16.13 $33,550
Massachusetts 280 0.08 0.81 $16.02 $33,330
Rhode Island 230 0.49 4.96 $15.39 $32,000
New Hampshire 110 0.16 1.63 $15.38 $31,990



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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 920 0.21 2.08 $12.89 $26,810
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 600 0.09 0.90 $16.84 $35,030
Dalton, GA 530 7.99 80.50 $14.59 $30,350
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 420 2.73 27.45 $18.07 $37,580
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 410 0.16 1.66 $11.81 $24,570
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 360 0.18 1.85 $12.33 $25,650
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 280 0.49 4.95 $15.27 $31,750
Greensboro-High Point, NC 280 0.77 7.71 $13.17 $27,400
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 260 0.66 6.62 $12.94 $26,920
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 260 0.10 1.01 $12.99 $27,020


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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)
Dalton, GA 530 7.99 80.50 $14.59 $30,350
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 420 2.73 27.45 $18.07 $37,580
Spartanburg, SC 120 0.79 7.97 $12.01 $24,980
Greensboro-High Point, NC 280 0.77 7.71 $13.17 $27,400
Dothan, AL 40 0.77 7.80 $11.27 $23,430
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 260 0.66 6.62 $12.94 $26,920
Lewiston-Auburn, ME 30 0.63 6.33 $12.30 $25,580
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 280 0.49 4.95 $15.27 $31,750
Lynchburg, VA 40 0.44 4.45 $12.98 $27,000
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 90 0.40 3.98 $9.87 $20,530


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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)
Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, PA Metropolitan Division 50 0.05 0.49 $18.80 $39,100
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 70 0.04 0.36 $18.31 $38,080
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 420 2.73 27.45 $18.07 $37,580
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 600 0.09 0.90 $16.84 $35,030
Asheville, NC 40 0.19 1.94 $16.73 $34,800
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 100 0.08 0.85 $16.60 $34,520
Cleveland-Elyria, OH (8) (8) (8) $15.63 $32,520
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 90 0.07 0.66 $15.62 $32,490
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 50 0.04 0.40 $15.42 $32,080
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 280 0.49 4.95 $15.27 $31,750

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 610 2.62 26.43 $14.19 $29,520
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 240 1.49 14.98 $12.33 $25,640
Southwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 150 1.20 12.04 $12.27 $25,530
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 110 0.42 4.19 $11.65 $24,240
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 80 0.58 5.83 $10.62 $22,080

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 610 2.62 26.43 $14.19 $29,520
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 240 1.49 14.98 $12.33 $25,640
Southwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 150 1.20 12.04 $12.27 $25,530
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 80 0.58 5.83 $10.62 $22,080
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 80 0.44 4.42 $14.31 $29,770

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 0.20 2.00 $17.41 $36,210
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 80 0.44 4.42 $14.31 $29,770
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 610 2.62 26.43 $14.19 $29,520
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.21 2.14 $14.01 $29,140
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 50 0.19 1.91 $13.95 $29,010


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.

(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