Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2009

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)
17,890 6.7 % $11.95 $24,850 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.04 $9.22 $11.35 $14.30 $17.02
Annual Wage (2) $16,730 $19,180 $23,600 $29,750 $35,390


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 Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing 4,710 $10.65 $22,150
Textile Furnishings Mills 2,610 $12.52 $26,030
Other Textile Product Mills 1,930 $11.62 $24,170
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing 1,540 $13.38 $27,840
Fabric Mills 1,430 $12.57 $26,140

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Other Support Services 130 $14.48 $30,110
Specialized Design Services (8) $14.46 $30,080
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing 130 $14.01 $29,150
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses 810 $13.98 $29,070
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers 360 $13.73 $28,550


State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all States with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Georgia 3,060 $12.24 $25,460 0.788
Mississippi 450 $12.08 $25,130 0.411
South Carolina 590 $12.48 $25,960 0.329
Wisconsin 860 $12.34 $25,660 0.318
North Carolina 1,210 $12.82 $26,670 0.311

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Minnesota 130 $14.47 $30,100 0.051
Washington (8) $14.34 $29,820 (8)
Michigan 150 $13.69 $28,470 0.038
Connecticut 80 $13.61 $28,300 0.048
Illinois 200 $13.58 $28,260 0.035


Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all Metropolitan areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

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

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Dalton, GA 1,550 $12.71 $26,440 23.178
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 310 $14.65 $30,480 2.125
Madison, WI 540 $12.14 $25,250 1.652
Morristown, TN 70 $9.49 $19,730 1.462
Spartanburg, SC 130 $16.31 $33,930 1.122

Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC 40 $18.03 $37,500 0.148
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 160 $17.24 $35,860 0.221
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 30 $17.10 $35,580 0.030
Spartanburg, SC 130 $16.31 $33,930 1.122
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 40 $14.92 $31,040 0.023


About May 2009 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan 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 XLS files.

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.

(8) Estimate not released.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2009 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 14, 2010

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