Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
21,550 3.3 % $13.65 $28,380 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.49 $10.84 $13.21 $15.66 $18.63
Annual Wage (2) $19,740 $22,560 $27,470 $32,580 $38,750


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 13,170 23.97 $13.85 $28,800
Textile Furnishings Mills 3,160 6.07 $14.62 $30,420
Apparel Knitting Mills 2,490 20.03 $11.77 $24,480
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills 1,280 4.33 $13.18 $27,410
Employment Services 400 0.01 $12.01 $24,980

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Fabric Mills 13,170 23.97 $13.85 $28,800
Apparel Knitting Mills 2,490 20.03 $11.77 $24,480
Textile Furnishings Mills 3,160 6.07 $14.62 $30,420
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills 1,280 4.33 $13.18 $27,410
Other Textile Product Mills 310 0.49 $13.48 $28,030

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Textile Furnishings Mills 3,160 6.07 $14.62 $30,420
Fabric Mills 13,170 23.97 $13.85 $28,800
Rubber Product Manufacturing 90 0.07 $13.68 $28,460
Other Textile Product Mills 310 0.49 $13.48 $28,030
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills 1,280 4.33 $13.18 $27,410


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 4,750 1.13 7.34 $13.92 $28,960
North Carolina 4,420 1.05 6.81 $12.84 $26,710
South Carolina 3,380 1.71 11.13 $14.52 $30,200
California 1,250 0.08 0.51 $12.24 $25,460
Virginia 910 0.24 1.58 $13.58 $28,250




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 3,380 1.71 11.13 $14.52 $30,200
Georgia 4,750 1.13 7.34 $13.92 $28,960
North Carolina 4,420 1.05 6.81 $12.84 $26,710
Alabama 870 0.46 2.97 $12.99 $27,020
Maine 250 0.41 2.69 $13.98 $29,080




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Ohio 170 0.03 0.21 $18.41 $38,290
Massachusetts 320 0.09 0.61 $17.38 $36,160
Wisconsin 220 0.08 0.52 $16.07 $33,420
Washington 80 0.03 0.17 $15.62 $32,500
Utah 50 0.04 0.24 $15.49 $32,220





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)
Dalton, GA 1,660 24.31 158.38 $12.72 $26,460
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 1,430 3.60 23.47 $14.07 $29,270
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,060 0.25 1.63 $12.27 $25,530
Greensboro-High Point, NC 730 2.06 13.39 $13.12 $27,300
Spartanburg, SC 720 5.09 33.15 $14.16 $29,440
Burlington, NC 640 10.82 70.48 $11.70 $24,340
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 630 0.25 1.61 $16.29 $33,870
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 530 0.46 2.99 $13.97 $29,060
Chattanooga, TN-GA 530 2.22 14.48 $14.49 $30,150
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 480 3.20 20.83 $13.58 $28,250




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 1,660 24.31 158.38 $12.72 $26,460
Burlington, NC 640 10.82 70.48 $11.70 $24,340
Spartanburg, SC 720 5.09 33.15 $14.16 $29,440
Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA 200 4.63 30.13 $16.85 $35,040
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 1,430 3.60 23.47 $14.07 $29,270
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 480 3.20 20.83 $13.58 $28,250
Chattanooga, TN-GA 530 2.22 14.48 $14.49 $30,150
Greensboro-High Point, NC 730 2.06 13.39 $13.12 $27,300
Winston-Salem, NC 270 1.03 6.71 $12.56 $26,130
Reading, PA 120 0.71 4.65 $16.67 $34,670




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)
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 100 0.05 0.35 $20.68 $43,020
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC (8) (8) (8) $16.86 $35,080
Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA 200 4.63 30.13 $16.85 $35,040
Reading, PA 120 0.71 4.65 $16.67 $34,670
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 630 0.25 1.61 $16.29 $33,870
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $16.13 $33,560
Nashua, NH-MA NECTA Division 60 0.43 2.78 $15.68 $32,620
Columbia, SC 170 0.47 3.03 $15.44 $32,120
Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, PA Metropolitan Division 240 0.23 1.52 $15.03 $31,260
Lewiston-Auburn, ME (8) (8) (8) $14.75 $30,680

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 1,000 6.33 41.24 $14.47 $30,100
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 1,000 3.93 25.60 $12.21 $25,390
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 590 4.61 30.06 $14.13 $29,380
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 560 3.87 25.20 $12.79 $26,610
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 540 6.82 44.42 $13.51 $28,100

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 540 6.82 44.42 $13.51 $28,100
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 1,000 6.33 41.24 $14.47 $30,100
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 590 4.61 30.06 $14.13 $29,380
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 1,000 3.93 25.60 $12.21 $25,390
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 560 3.87 25.20 $12.79 $26,610

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 180 0.96 6.24 $15.87 $33,000
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 1,000 6.33 41.24 $14.47 $30,100
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 590 4.61 30.06 $14.13 $29,380
Southwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 380 3.01 19.61 $13.74 $28,590
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 540 6.82 44.42 $13.51 $28,100


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