Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

51-9031 Cutters and Trimmers, Hand

Use hand tools or hand-held power tools to cut and trim a variety of manufactured items, such as carpet, fabric, stone, glass, or rubber.


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)
12,230 4.5 % $14.60 $30,360 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.77 $11.03 $13.56 $17.14 $21.16
Annual Wage (2) $20,330 $22,940 $28,210 $35,640 $44,010


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)
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing (3371 and 3372 only) 1,850 0.52 $16.58 $34,490
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing 1,580 1.57 $14.03 $29,170
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 1,140 0.28 $15.70 $32,650
Plastics Product Manufacturing 1,070 0.19 $13.67 $28,430
Rubber Product Manufacturing 680 0.51 $12.89 $26,810

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Leather and Hide Tanning and Finishing 190 5.08 $15.25 $31,720
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing 1,580 1.57 $14.03 $29,170
Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing 110 0.96 $12.95 $26,940
Other Textile Product Mills 520 0.82 $13.02 $27,080
Textile Furnishings Mills 420 0.80 $12.39 $25,780

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Building Material and Supplies Dealers 30 (7) $19.02 $39,550
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 30 0.04 $18.65 $38,790
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 90 0.01 $17.95 $37,340
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers 120 0.08 $17.21 $35,800
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3323 and 3324 only) 80 0.02 $17.14 $35,660


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 1,760 0.11 1.23 $14.01 $29,130
North Carolina 1,290 0.30 3.50 $16.90 $35,140
Georgia 850 0.20 2.30 $13.42 $27,920
New York 810 0.09 1.02 $16.82 $34,990
Texas 710 0.06 0.70 $14.02 $29,170




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 460 0.41 4.81 $15.05 $31,300
Vermont 120 0.40 4.68 $16.36 $34,030
North Carolina 1,290 0.30 3.50 $16.90 $35,140
Wisconsin 690 0.24 2.85 $13.56 $28,190
South Dakota 90 0.22 2.61 $12.21 $25,390




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rhode Island 70 0.16 1.81 $18.26 $37,980
Connecticut (8) (8) (8) $18.13 $37,720
Maine 30 0.06 0.65 $17.66 $36,740
Nebraska 150 0.15 1.77 $17.36 $36,100
Utah 220 0.15 1.79 $17.02 $35,410



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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)
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 860 5.61 65.38 $17.87 $37,160
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 820 0.18 2.15 $13.81 $28,730
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 680 0.10 1.19 $16.72 $34,770
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 440 0.27 3.19 $13.66 $28,400
Greensboro-High Point, NC 260 0.71 8.25 $15.67 $32,600
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 200 0.08 0.88 $19.93 $41,450
Dalton, GA 180 2.78 32.42 $9.40 $19,550
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 160 0.04 0.50 $15.01 $31,220
Salt Lake City, UT 130 0.19 2.16 $16.31 $33,930
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 120 0.06 0.73 $16.87 $35,080


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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)
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 860 5.61 65.38 $17.87 $37,160
Dalton, GA 180 2.78 32.42 $9.40 $19,550
Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ 100 1.63 18.99 $17.66 $36,730
Greensboro-High Point, NC 260 0.71 8.25 $15.67 $32,600
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 80 0.34 3.95 $18.42 $38,300
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 440 0.27 3.19 $13.66 $28,400
Lafayette, LA 40 0.23 2.63 $12.96 $26,950
Salt Lake City, UT 130 0.19 2.16 $16.31 $33,930
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 820 0.18 2.15 $13.81 $28,730
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 90 0.16 1.90 $17.03 $35,420


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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)
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 200 0.08 0.88 $19.93 $41,450
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 80 0.34 3.95 $18.42 $38,300
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 30 0.03 0.39 $18.25 $37,960
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $17.91 $37,260
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 860 5.61 65.38 $17.87 $37,160
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 30 0.02 0.20 $17.69 $36,800
Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ 100 1.63 18.99 $17.66 $36,730
Kansas City, MO-KS (8) (8) (8) $17.11 $35,580
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 90 0.16 1.90 $17.03 $35,420
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 70 0.06 0.66 $16.97 $35,310

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 440 1.89 22.09 $15.04 $31,290
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 180 1.08 12.61 $13.60 $28,280
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 120 1.39 16.18 $11.83 $24,610
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 90 0.65 7.54 $11.97 $24,890
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 80 0.38 4.45 $14.03 $29,170

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 440 1.89 22.09 $15.04 $31,290
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 120 1.39 16.18 $11.83 $24,610
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 180 1.08 12.61 $13.60 $28,280
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area 80 0.96 11.22 $11.68 $24,300
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 80 0.76 8.82 $15.26 $31,750

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)
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 40 0.58 6.80 $18.68 $38,850
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 50 0.23 2.69 $15.75 $32,770
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 80 0.76 8.82 $15.26 $31,750
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 440 1.89 22.09 $15.04 $31,290
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.30 3.49 $14.77 $30,730


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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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