Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

51-9031 Cutters and Trimmers, Hand

Use hand tools or hand-held power tools to cut and trim a variety of manufactured items, such as carpet, fabric, stone, glass, or rubber.


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)
14,670 3.4 % $12.75 $26,510 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.51 $9.57 $11.83 $14.87 $18.50
Annual Wage (2) $17,700 $19,890 $24,600 $30,930 $38,470


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)
Plastics Product Manufacturing 2,190 0.43 $12.26 $25,510
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing 1,380 1.11 $11.23 $23,360
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing 1,320 0.60 $14.91 $31,020
Rubber Product Manufacturing 1,260 1.01 $13.56 $28,200
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 830 0.31 $12.46 $25,920

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Leather and Hide Tanning and Finishing 60 1.72 $13.25 $27,550
Other Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing 160 1.39 $10.72 $22,290
Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing 130 1.16 $11.48 $23,880
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 770 1.15 $15.95 $33,180
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing 1,380 1.11 $11.23 $23,360

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 30 0.01 $17.54 $36,480
Building Finishing Contractors 100 0.02 $16.14 $33,560
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 770 1.15 $15.95 $33,180
Building Material and Supplies Dealers (8) (8) $14.96 $31,110
Animal Slaughtering and Processing (8) (8) $14.93 $31,060


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 2,380 0.17 1.48 $11.59 $24,110
North Carolina 1,550 0.41 3.54 $14.49 $30,130
Texas 960 0.09 0.82 $10.94 $22,760
Ohio 670 0.13 1.18 $12.88 $26,780
Georgia 640 0.17 1.47 $12.11 $25,190




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)
North Carolina 1,550 0.41 3.54 $14.49 $30,130
Vermont 90 0.31 2.75 $15.89 $33,040
Kansas 390 0.29 2.58 $11.99 $24,930
South Dakota 110 0.28 2.41 $10.77 $22,400
Mississippi 280 0.26 2.25 $13.10 $27,240




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Vermont 90 0.31 2.75 $15.89 $33,040
New York 520 0.06 0.53 $15.63 $32,510
Michigan 230 0.06 0.52 $15.29 $31,800
Minnesota 290 0.11 0.97 $15.28 $31,780
New Hampshire 70 0.12 1.04 $15.05 $31,310





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 1,330 0.35 3.05 $11.20 $23,310
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 680 4.88 42.64 $16.17 $33,630
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 280 0.21 1.79 $12.34 $25,660
Greensboro-High Point, NC 280 0.83 7.25 $13.72 $28,540
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 250 0.12 1.09 $11.31 $23,530
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 220 0.04 0.39 $13.39 $27,860
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 200 0.06 0.49 $14.50 $30,150
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 190 0.08 0.74 $13.39 $27,850
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 170 0.15 1.27 $11.21 $23,320
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 160 0.17 1.45 $13.11 $27,270




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)
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 680 4.88 42.64 $16.17 $33,630
Dalton, GA 120 1.85 16.20 $8.75 $18,200
Greensboro-High Point, NC 280 0.83 7.25 $13.72 $28,540
Bloomington, IN 50 0.63 5.51 $17.27 $35,920
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,330 0.35 3.05 $11.20 $23,310
Green Bay, WI 50 0.31 2.74 $12.95 $26,930
Boise City-Nampa, ID 80 0.30 2.64 $10.33 $21,480
Stockton, CA 50 0.27 2.36 $15.56 $32,360
Syracuse, NY 80 0.26 2.29 $14.56 $30,280
El Paso, TX 70 0.24 2.11 $10.85 $22,570




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)
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 100 0.18 1.59 $21.38 $44,470
Bloomington, IN 50 0.63 5.51 $17.27 $35,920
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI (8) (8) (8) $16.99 $35,340
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 680 4.88 42.64 $16.17 $33,630
Stockton, CA 50 0.27 2.36 $15.56 $32,360
Fort Wayne, IN 40 0.19 1.63 $15.49 $32,230
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 30 0.03 0.25 $15.44 $32,120
Pittsburgh, PA 40 0.04 0.34 $15.43 $32,090
Springfield, MA-CT (8) (8) (8) $15.30 $31,830
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 50 0.06 0.54 $15.21 $31,640

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)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 280 0.73 6.41 $11.48 $23,880
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 230 1.08 9.48 $13.85 $28,810
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 210 0.72 6.26 $13.23 $27,520
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 190 1.28 11.23 $12.53 $26,050
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 150 0.56 4.87 $12.17 $25,320

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 190 1.28 11.23 $12.53 $26,050
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area 70 1.20 10.47 $11.77 $24,490
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 230 1.08 9.48 $13.85 $28,810
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 280 0.73 6.41 $11.48 $23,880
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 210 0.72 6.26 $13.23 $27,520

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)
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 50 0.52 4.52 $14.72 $30,610
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 50 0.27 2.37 $14.40 $29,940
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 230 1.08 9.48 $13.85 $28,810
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $13.55 $28,180
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 100 0.65 5.67 $13.54 $28,160


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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