Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

51-6063 Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Set up, operate, or tend machines that knit, loop, weave, or draw in textiles. Excludes "Sewing Machine Operators" (51-6031).


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)
21,190 3.5 % $14.65 $30,470 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.22 $11.62 $14.02 $17.21 $20.33
Annual Wage (2) $21,260 $24,170 $29,160 $35,810 $42,280


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)
Fabric Mills 13,090 24.75 $15.01 $31,220
Apparel Knitting Mills 2,700 27.53 $12.41 $25,810
Textile Furnishings Mills 2,630 5.07 $15.84 $32,950
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills 1,060 3.73 $14.43 $30,020
Employment Services 550 0.01 $12.36 $25,710

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 Knitting Mills 2,700 27.53 $12.41 $25,810
Fabric Mills 13,090 24.75 $15.01 $31,220
Textile Furnishings Mills 2,630 5.07 $15.84 $32,950
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills 1,060 3.73 $14.43 $30,020
Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing 40 0.41 $13.77 $28,640

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills 30 0.11 $18.20 $37,860
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 40 0.01 $16.93 $35,220
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing 70 0.02 $16.31 $33,920
Textile Furnishings Mills 2,630 5.07 $15.84 $32,950
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers 230 0.15 $15.17 $31,550


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 4,260 0.97 6.62 $15.94 $33,160
North Carolina 4,090 0.93 6.38 $13.48 $28,050
South Carolina 3,260 1.58 10.79 $15.40 $32,030
California 1,330 0.08 0.54 $13.06 $27,150
Alabama 1,040 0.53 3.64 $13.53 $28,140




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 3,260 1.58 10.79 $15.40 $32,030
Rhode Island 520 1.08 7.41 $12.96 $26,960
Georgia 4,260 0.97 6.62 $15.94 $33,160
North Carolina 4,090 0.93 6.38 $13.48 $28,050
Alabama 1,040 0.53 3.64 $13.53 $28,140




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wisconsin 690 0.24 1.65 $18.45 $38,380
Washington 60 0.02 0.14 $18.21 $37,880
New Hampshire 320 0.49 3.33 $16.57 $34,470
Michigan 70 0.02 0.11 $16.02 $33,310
Georgia 4,260 0.97 6.62 $15.94 $33,160





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)
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 1,720 4.16 28.42 $15.09 $31,380
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,230 0.20 1.37 $13.09 $27,220
Dalton, GA 1,130 17.48 119.40 $15.59 $32,420
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 840 0.09 0.60 $14.50 $30,160
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 800 0.30 2.04 $17.57 $36,550
Chattanooga, TN-GA 730 2.95 20.13 $16.37 $34,060
Greensboro-High Point, NC 710 1.96 13.36 $13.68 $28,460
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 570 0.47 3.20 $14.88 $30,960
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 530 0.91 6.22 $12.98 $26,990
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 470 3.07 20.96 $14.70 $30,570




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 1,130 17.48 119.40 $15.59 $32,420
Burlington, NC 340 5.51 37.61 $12.34 $25,670
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 1,720 4.16 28.42 $15.09 $31,380
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 470 3.07 20.96 $14.70 $30,570
Chattanooga, TN-GA 730 2.95 20.13 $16.37 $34,060
Appleton, WI 310 2.58 17.59 $23.74 $49,380
Spartanburg, SC 340 2.22 15.19 $15.29 $31,810
Greensboro-High Point, NC 710 1.96 13.36 $13.68 $28,460
Winston-Salem, NC 310 1.18 8.05 $13.61 $28,320
Lewiston-Auburn, ME 50 1.11 7.58 $16.02 $33,330




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)
Appleton, WI 310 2.58 17.59 $23.74 $49,380
Charleston-North Charleston, SC 110 0.31 2.09 $22.79 $47,400
Reading, PA 100 0.54 3.72 $18.97 $39,450
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 800 0.30 2.04 $17.57 $36,550
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 50 0.02 0.16 $17.48 $36,370
Chattanooga, TN-GA 730 2.95 20.13 $16.37 $34,060
Lewiston-Auburn, ME 50 1.11 7.58 $16.02 $33,330
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ (8) (8) (8) $15.87 $33,010
Dalton, GA 1,130 17.48 119.40 $15.59 $32,420
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 380 0.13 0.90 $15.39 $32,000

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)
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 1,010 3.92 26.75 $12.48 $25,960
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 770 4.57 31.22 $15.30 $31,830
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 620 4.27 29.16 $12.63 $26,270
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 450 3.54 24.16 $15.21 $31,630
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 440 5.39 36.79 $15.44 $32,110

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 440 5.39 36.79 $15.44 $32,110
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 770 4.57 31.22 $15.30 $31,830
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 620 4.27 29.16 $12.63 $26,270
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 1,010 3.92 26.75 $12.48 $25,960
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 450 3.54 24.16 $15.21 $31,630

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 Georgia nonmetropolitan area 210 1.11 7.57 $17.83 $37,080
Northeast South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 240 2.63 17.96 $16.87 $35,090
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 440 5.39 36.79 $15.44 $32,110
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 60 0.29 2.00 $15.33 $31,890
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 770 4.57 31.22 $15.30 $31,830


About May 2018 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 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019