Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
14,250 6.5 % $14.22 $29,580 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.65 $10.73 $13.27 $16.76 $20.41
Annual Wage (2) $20,060 $22,320 $27,600 $34,850 $42,450


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 2,220 2.05 $13.18 $27,410
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing 1,390 0.57 $16.44 $34,200
Plastics Product Manufacturing 1,120 0.20 $13.76 $28,610
Rubber Product Manufacturing 780 0.59 $12.74 $26,490
Printing and Related Support Activities 680 0.15 $14.02 $29,170

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 150 3.68 $14.62 $30,400
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing 2,220 2.05 $13.18 $27,410
Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing 150 1.23 $12.88 $26,790
Other Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing 110 0.91 $15.04 $31,280
Textile Furnishings Mills 470 0.90 $12.99 $27,020

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 (8) (8) $17.59 $36,600
Building Finishing Contractors 80 0.01 $17.51 $36,410
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 80 0.01 $17.28 $35,950
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 570 0.74 $16.54 $34,410
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing 1,390 0.57 $16.44 $34,200


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 2,770 0.17 1.71 $12.73 $26,480
North Carolina 1,040 0.25 2.42 $16.53 $34,380
New York 850 0.09 0.92 $16.53 $34,380
Texas 730 0.06 0.61 $13.93 $28,970
Wisconsin 590 0.21 2.07 $13.90 $28,910




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)
Utah 470 0.34 3.40 $15.46 $32,150
Mississippi 340 0.30 2.97 $15.27 $31,760
Vermont 80 0.26 2.55 $17.63 $36,660
North Carolina 1,040 0.25 2.42 $16.53 $34,380
Wisconsin 590 0.21 2.07 $13.90 $28,910




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maine 30 0.05 0.51 $18.76 $39,030
Vermont 80 0.26 2.55 $17.63 $36,660
Nebraska 120 0.12 1.18 $16.89 $35,130
North Carolina 1,040 0.25 2.42 $16.53 $34,380
New York 850 0.09 0.92 $16.53 $34,380





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 1,590 0.38 3.71 $12.67 $26,350
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 690 0.10 1.03 $16.40 $34,100
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 640 4.34 42.73 $17.73 $36,880
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 400 0.26 2.54 $12.48 $25,960
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 300 0.12 1.22 $13.27 $27,610
Elgin, IL Metropolitan Division 250 1.03 10.15 $13.30 $27,670
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 250 0.23 2.31 $11.45 $23,810
Greensboro-High Point, NC 220 0.63 6.17 $14.71 $30,590
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 200 0.18 1.76 $17.22 $35,810
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 190 0.10 1.00 $16.22 $33,730




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 640 4.34 42.73 $17.73 $36,880
Dalton, GA 130 1.92 18.89 $10.17 $21,150
Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ 90 1.44 14.22 $17.57 $36,540
Elgin, IL Metropolitan Division 250 1.03 10.15 $13.30 $27,670
Greensboro-High Point, NC 220 0.63 6.17 $14.71 $30,590
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,590 0.38 3.71 $12.67 $26,350
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 90 0.36 3.54 $16.87 $35,090
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 40 0.35 3.42 $14.36 $29,880
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 90 0.33 3.22 $15.18 $31,570
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 400 0.26 2.54 $12.48 $25,960




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 130 0.05 0.51 $19.89 $41,370
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 640 4.34 42.73 $17.73 $36,880
Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ 90 1.44 14.22 $17.57 $36,540
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 200 0.18 1.76 $17.22 $35,810
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX (8) (8) (8) $16.94 $35,230
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 90 0.36 3.54 $16.87 $35,090
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 30 0.03 0.25 $16.61 $34,540
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $16.50 $34,310
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 690 0.10 1.03 $16.40 $34,100
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 190 0.10 1.00 $16.22 $33,730

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 320 1.38 13.55 $15.32 $31,860
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 130 0.79 7.81 $14.29 $29,720
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 90 1.11 10.94 $10.49 $21,810
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 90 0.49 4.86 (8) (8)
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 80 0.66 6.48 $10.46 $21,750

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 320 1.38 13.55 $15.32 $31,860
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 90 1.11 10.94 $10.49 $21,810
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 130 0.79 7.81 $14.29 $29,720
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 80 0.66 6.48 $10.46 $21,750
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 80 0.54 5.31 $13.62 $28,320

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)
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 30 0.12 1.17 $16.26 $33,830
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 320 1.38 13.55 $15.32 $31,860
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 50 0.48 4.75 $14.64 $30,460
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.23 2.29 $14.37 $29,880
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $14.30 $29,750


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