Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

51-6063 Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Set up, operate, or tend machines that knit, loop, weave, or draw in textiles. Excludes "Sewing Machine Operators" (51-6031).


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)
21,160 2.9 % $12.86 $26,760 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.87 $10.39 $12.55 $14.62 $17.43
Annual Wage (2) $18,440 $21,600 $26,110 $30,410 $36,260


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)
Fabric Mills 12,020 21.81 $13.32 $27,710
Textile Furnishings Mills 3,920 7.09 $13.10 $27,250
Apparel Knitting Mills 2,490 14.84 $10.87 $22,600
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills 1,100 3.86 $12.08 $25,130
Other Textile Product Mills 560 0.87 $12.19 $25,350

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Fabric Mills 12,020 21.81 $13.32 $27,710
Apparel Knitting Mills 2,490 14.84 $10.87 $22,600
Textile Furnishings Mills 3,920 7.09 $13.10 $27,250
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills 1,100 3.86 $12.08 $25,130
Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing 180 1.58 $11.37 $23,640

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers 90 0.06 $14.23 $29,600
Fabric Mills 12,020 21.81 $13.32 $27,710
Textile Furnishings Mills 3,920 7.09 $13.10 $27,250
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills 260 0.74 $12.69 $26,400
Other Textile Product Mills 560 0.87 $12.19 $25,350


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)
North Carolina 4,650 1.22 7.40 $11.99 $24,950
Georgia 4,640 1.23 7.45 $13.05 $27,150
South Carolina 3,080 1.74 10.54 $13.96 $29,040
Alabama 1,270 0.70 4.26 $12.11 $25,190
California 1,220 0.09 0.53 $11.14 $23,160




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)
South Carolina 3,080 1.74 10.54 $13.96 $29,040
Georgia 4,640 1.23 7.45 $13.05 $27,150
North Carolina 4,650 1.22 7.40 $11.99 $24,950
Alabama 1,270 0.70 4.26 $12.11 $25,190
Rhode Island 310 0.68 4.13 $11.13 $23,150




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wisconsin 310 0.12 0.71 $23.52 $48,910
Florida 90 0.01 0.08 $18.81 $39,120
Ohio (8) (8) (8) $15.11 $31,420
Minnesota 30 0.01 0.07 $14.86 $30,900
Connecticut 30 0.02 0.12 $14.26 $29,670





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)
Dalton, GA 1,870 29.40 178.23 $12.36 $25,700
Greensboro-High Point, NC 940 2.74 16.63 $12.29 $25,570
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 890 0.23 1.42 $10.34 $21,500
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC 800 2.71 16.44 $14.86 $30,910
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 720 0.32 1.95 $14.24 $29,630
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 600 0.73 4.40 $12.87 $26,770
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 580 4.16 25.21 $12.07 $25,110
Spartanburg, SC 570 5.05 30.60 $13.02 $27,090
Burlington, NC 400 7.24 43.86 $11.24 $23,380
Anderson, SC 380 6.74 40.84 $14.25 $29,640




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 1,870 29.40 178.23 $12.36 $25,700
Burlington, NC 400 7.24 43.86 $11.24 $23,380
Anderson, SC 380 6.74 40.84 $14.25 $29,640
Spartanburg, SC 570 5.05 30.60 $13.02 $27,090
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 580 4.16 25.21 $12.07 $25,110
Greensboro-High Point, NC 940 2.74 16.63 $12.29 $25,570
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC 800 2.71 16.44 $14.86 $30,910
Winston-Salem, NC 240 1.19 7.19 $11.85 $24,660
Chattanooga, TN-GA 240 1.06 6.45 $13.50 $28,070
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 120 1.01 6.11 $11.52 $23,960




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)
Reading, PA 130 0.78 4.76 $16.67 $34,680
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 40 0.02 0.14 $15.03 $31,270
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC 800 2.71 16.44 $14.86 $30,910
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 30 0.02 0.11 $14.86 $30,900
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA (8) (8) (8) $14.72 $30,610
Anderson, SC 380 6.74 40.84 $14.25 $29,640
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 720 0.32 1.95 $14.24 $29,630
Columbia, SC 140 0.43 2.58 $13.99 $29,110
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 50 0.05 0.30 $13.62 $28,330
Chattanooga, TN-GA 240 1.06 6.45 $13.50 $28,070

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 1,020 6.84 41.48 $13.10 $27,240
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 920 6.82 41.32 $12.08 $25,130
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 700 2.40 14.57 $11.78 $24,490
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 630 2.58 15.65 $11.54 $24,010
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 560 5.42 32.87 $13.91 $28,930

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 1,020 6.84 41.48 $13.10 $27,240
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 920 6.82 41.32 $12.08 $25,130
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 560 5.42 32.87 $13.91 $28,930
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 370 2.84 17.21 $13.91 $28,940
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 630 2.58 15.65 $11.54 $24,010

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)
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 110 0.46 2.79 $15.97 $33,230
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 190 1.34 8.13 $15.18 $31,580
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 40 0.22 1.36 $14.04 $29,210
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 370 2.84 17.21 $13.91 $28,940
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 560 5.42 32.87 $13.91 $28,930


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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