Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials

Press or shape articles by hand or machine.


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)
52,790 2.4 % $9.87 $20,530 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.84 $8.47 $9.35 $11.01 $13.05
Annual Wage (2) $16,310 $17,620 $19,440 $22,900 $27,140


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)
Drycleaning and Laundry Services 44,250 14.74 $9.78 $20,340
Employment Services 2,870 0.10 $9.55 $19,860
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing 1,800 1.45 $9.71 $20,190
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills 790 2.28 $11.32 $23,550
Apparel Knitting Mills 760 4.50 $10.22 $21,250

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Drycleaning and Laundry Services 44,250 14.74 $9.78 $20,340
Apparel Knitting Mills 760 4.50 $10.22 $21,250
Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing 300 2.72 $10.77 $22,400
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills 790 2.28 $11.32 $23,550
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing 1,800 1.45 $9.71 $20,190

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Printing and Related Support Activities 170 0.04 $15.23 $31,670
Department Stores 70 (7) $14.55 $30,260
Fabric Mills 360 0.65 $13.05 $27,140
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 60 (7) $12.92 $26,870
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing 40 0.02 $12.10 $25,170


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 8,340 0.59 1.44 $10.43 $21,690
Texas 5,210 0.51 1.23 $8.89 $18,500
Florida 3,240 0.45 1.10 $9.50 $19,750
New York 2,880 0.34 0.83 $9.84 $20,470
North Carolina 2,200 0.58 1.40 $9.63 $20,030




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 870 0.81 1.97 $9.55 $19,870
Alabama 1,310 0.73 1.76 $9.67 $20,100
Nevada 800 0.72 1.74 $9.41 $19,570
South Carolina 1,230 0.69 1.68 $8.93 $18,580
Connecticut 1,060 0.66 1.60 $10.75 $22,360




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 1,040 0.38 0.93 $13.39 $27,850
Massachusetts 750 0.24 0.57 $11.98 $24,910
Colorado (8) (8) (8) $11.84 $24,640
Minnesota 1,270 0.49 1.18 $11.73 $24,390
New Hampshire 180 0.30 0.74 $11.48 $23,880





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 2,610 0.68 1.66 $10.17 $21,150
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,740 0.34 0.84 $9.43 $19,610
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,220 0.48 1.16 $9.15 $19,040
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,050 0.61 1.48 $12.06 $25,090
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,040 0.29 0.71 $9.82 $20,430
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,030 0.46 1.12 $9.16 $19,040
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 880 0.43 1.05 $9.11 $18,960
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 850 0.88 2.15 $11.02 $22,920
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 790 0.34 0.84 $9.13 $19,000
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 740 0.78 1.88 $10.98 $22,830




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)
Tyler, TX 210 2.30 5.59 $8.12 $16,880
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 250 1.81 4.40 $9.81 $20,400
Valdosta, GA 80 1.61 3.91 $8.07 $16,780
Burlington, NC 90 1.54 3.74 $9.01 $18,740
Norwich-New London, CT-RI 190 1.44 3.50 $9.87 $20,530
Rocky Mount, NC 80 1.38 3.35 $9.24 $19,220
Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, NJ 80 1.28 3.11 $9.03 $18,770
Albany, GA 70 1.20 2.92 $8.44 $17,550
Victoria, TX 50 0.98 2.38 $8.28 $17,220
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 670 0.96 2.34 $9.03 $18,790




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)
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 720 0.53 1.28 $14.41 $29,970
Lawrence-Methuen-Salem, MA-NH NECTA Division (8) (8) (8) $13.45 $27,970
Danbury, CT (8) (8) (8) $13.00 $27,040
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 410 0.25 0.60 $12.55 $26,100
Reading, PA 70 0.45 1.09 $12.30 $25,570
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO (8) (8) (8) $12.21 $25,390
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,050 0.61 1.48 $12.06 $25,090
Colorado Springs, CO (8) (8) (8) $11.72 $24,380
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division 100 0.40 0.97 $11.70 $24,330
Columbus, OH 500 0.56 1.35 $11.68 $24,290

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 260 1.75 4.26 $9.29 $19,310
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 220 1.76 4.27 $11.97 $24,910
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 200 0.82 2.00 $11.53 $23,970
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 180 0.89 2.16 $8.34 $17,350
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 170 0.60 1.47 $8.49 $17,660

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)
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 220 1.76 4.27 $11.97 $24,910
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 260 1.75 4.26 $9.29 $19,310
Northwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 120 1.15 2.80 $9.06 $18,840
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 140 1.10 2.68 $8.63 $17,940
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 110 0.93 2.25 $9.83 $20,450

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)
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 60 0.44 1.06 $12.24 $25,450
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 220 1.76 4.27 $11.97 $24,910
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 200 0.82 2.00 $11.53 $23,970
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.20 0.50 $10.47 $21,770
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 90 0.47 1.14 $10.23 $21,270


About May 2011 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 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) 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 2011 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 27, 2012

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