Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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
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)
15,980 4.6 % $12.20 $25,380 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.36 $9.30 $11.39 $14.32 $17.64
Annual Wage (2) $17,390 $19,350 $23,690 $29,770 $36,690


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 4,540 3.65 $11.03 $22,940
Other Textile Product Mills 2,020 3.15 $12.13 $25,220
Textile Furnishings Mills 1,940 3.50 $12.52 $26,050
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing 1,200 0.54 $14.02 $29,150
Fabric Mills 1,060 1.92 $12.26 $25,490

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing 620 5.61 $10.93 $22,730
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing 4,540 3.65 $11.03 $22,940
Textile Furnishings Mills 1,940 3.50 $12.52 $26,050
Other Textile Product Mills 2,020 3.15 $12.13 $25,220
Fabric Mills 1,060 1.92 $12.26 $25,490

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers 260 0.29 $15.02 $31,250
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing 80 0.09 $14.85 $30,890
Footwear Manufacturing 250 1.81 $14.46 $30,080
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing 1,200 0.54 $14.02 $29,150
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 60 0.08 $13.89 $28,880


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 3,660 0.26 2.09 $11.22 $23,330
Georgia 2,000 0.53 4.24 $12.43 $25,860
North Carolina 1,090 0.28 2.29 $13.18 $27,420
New York 1,030 0.12 0.98 $14.12 $29,370
Mississippi 720 0.67 5.35 $11.60 $24,120




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 720 0.67 5.35 $11.60 $24,120
Georgia 2,000 0.53 4.24 $12.43 $25,860
South Carolina 560 0.32 2.55 $13.50 $28,080
North Carolina 1,090 0.28 2.29 $13.18 $27,420
California 3,660 0.26 2.09 $11.22 $23,330




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Minnesota 220 0.08 0.67 $15.67 $32,590
Michigan 200 0.05 0.42 $14.78 $30,730
Washington (8) (8) (8) $14.33 $29,800
Connecticut 60 0.04 0.31 $14.25 $29,640
Ohio 180 0.04 0.30 $14.16 $29,450





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 2,810 0.73 5.89 $10.80 $22,460
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,030 0.20 1.64 $13.64 $28,370
Dalton, GA 890 13.98 112.21 $11.74 $24,410
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 420 0.19 1.51 $12.77 $26,550
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 300 2.14 17.21 $14.91 $31,010
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 250 0.12 0.98 $11.34 $23,580
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 240 0.21 1.66 $11.19 $23,270
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 190 0.14 1.12 $13.76 $28,620
Spartanburg, SC 170 1.50 12.07 $15.55 $32,340
Greensboro-High Point, NC 170 0.49 3.96 $12.73 $26,470




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)
Dalton, GA 890 13.98 112.21 $11.74 $24,410
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 300 2.14 17.21 $14.91 $31,010
Anderson, SC 120 2.05 16.46 $11.86 $24,670
Spartanburg, SC 170 1.50 12.07 $15.55 $32,340
New Bedford, MA 80 1.22 9.82 $10.03 $20,870
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,810 0.73 5.89 $10.80 $22,460
Winston-Salem, NC 100 0.50 4.04 $13.13 $27,300
Greensboro-High Point, NC 170 0.49 3.96 $12.73 $26,470
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 40 0.39 3.09 $12.37 $25,730
El Paso, TX 80 0.29 2.30 $9.59 $19,940




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)
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $16.29 $33,890
Spartanburg, SC 170 1.50 12.07 $15.55 $32,340
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 70 0.04 0.35 $15.42 $32,080
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 30 0.04 0.33 $15.18 $31,570
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 70 0.04 0.32 $15.16 $31,520
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 300 2.14 17.21 $14.91 $31,010
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $14.68 $30,530
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 50 0.14 1.13 $14.43 $30,010
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 130 0.07 0.59 $14.28 $29,710
Toledo, OH (8) (8) (8) $14.19 $29,520

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 510 3.43 27.53 $13.07 $27,190
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 510 2.44 19.62 $11.92 $24,790
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 220 1.63 13.06 $10.87 $22,620
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 180 0.62 4.99 $12.66 $26,330
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 100 0.57 4.56 $17.25 $35,880

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)
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 510 3.43 27.53 $13.07 $27,190
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 510 2.44 19.62 $11.92 $24,790
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 220 1.63 13.06 $10.87 $22,620
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area 60 0.93 7.43 $10.11 $21,040
Pee Dee South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.88 7.07 $13.68 $28,450

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)
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 100 0.57 4.56 $17.25 $35,880
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 70 0.56 4.46 $14.79 $30,770
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 90 0.47 3.80 $14.11 $29,340
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 90 0.59 4.72 $13.78 $28,650
Pee Dee South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.88 7.07 $13.68 $28,450


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.

(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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