Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, November 2003

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
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area 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)
27,300 4.0 % $10.46 $21,760 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.12 $8.09 $9.90 $12.29 $14.79
Annual Wage (2) $14,810 $16,830 $20,600 $25,550 $30,770

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Cut and sew apparel manufacturing 6,140 $9.97 $20,730
Textile furnishings mills 3,180 $10.13 $21,060
Employment services 2,630 $8.39 $17,440
Fabric mills 2,430 $11.36 $23,640
Household and institutional furniture mfg. 2,010 $12.24 $25,450

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Glass and glass product manufacturing 150 $18.68 $38,850
Office furniture and fixtures manufacturing 210 $13.48 $28,030
Sporting goods and musical instrument stores (7) $13.43 $27,940
Plastics product manufacturing 170 $13.19 $27,440
Other support services 70 $12.87 $26,780

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
South Carolina 2,020 $10.85 $22,570 0.115%
North Carolina 2,780 $11.58 $24,080 0.075%
Mississippi 680 $10.82 $22,510 0.062%
Rhode Island 260 $11.01 $22,900 0.054%
Georgia 1,710 $9.44 $19,640 0.045%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Michigan 220 $14.04 $29,210 0.005%
Vermont 40 $13.58 $28,250 0.014%
Nebraska 50 $13.49 $28,050 0.006%
Massachusetts 370 $12.99 $27,020 0.012%
Iowa 170 $12.07 $25,100 0.012%

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Hickory-Morganton-Lenoir, NC MSA 640 $13.29 $27,640 0.393%
Rocky Mount, NC MSA 110 $9.87 $20,530 0.186%
Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson, SC MSA 840 $11.17 $23,230 0.184%
Greensboro—Winston-Salem—High Point, NC MS 670 $13.30 $27,670 0.107%
Jersey City, NJ PMSA 230 $10.09 $20,990 0.097%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, NJ PMSA (7) $21.52 $44,770 (7)
Detroit, MI PMSA 90 $18.12 $37,700 0.005%
Brockton, MA PMSA 40 $15.41 $32,050 0.041%
Boston, MA-NH PMSA 130 $14.79 $30,760 0.007%
New Bedford, MA PMSA (7) $13.78 $28,660 (7)

About November 2003 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. 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 mean 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) Estimates not released.

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Last Modified Date: April 19, 2005

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