Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

51-6061 Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders

Operate or tend machines to bleach, shrink, wash, dye, or finish textiles or synthetic or glass fibers.


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)
11,350 4.7 % $12.27 $25,520 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.63 $9.65 $11.64 $14.18 $17.14
Annual Wage (2) $17,950 $20,070 $24,210 $29,500 $35,640


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)
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills 6,950 20.62 $11.86 $24,660
Fabric Mills 1,520 2.71 $12.84 $26,720
Textile Furnishings Mills 1,380 2.62 $13.82 $28,750
Apparel Knitting Mills 310 2.32 $11.17 $23,240
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills 280 1.00 $12.55 $26,100

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills 6,950 20.62 $11.86 $24,660
Leather and Hide Tanning and Finishing 160 4.91 $12.63 $26,260
Fabric Mills 1,520 2.71 $12.84 $26,720
Textile Furnishings Mills 1,380 2.62 $13.82 $28,750
Apparel Knitting Mills 310 2.32 $11.17 $23,240

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Textile Furnishings Mills 1,380 2.62 $13.82 $28,750
Other Textile Product Mills 100 0.16 $13.25 $27,550
Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing (8) (8) $13.04 $27,120
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing 110 0.09 $12.89 $26,820
Fabric Mills 1,520 2.71 $12.84 $26,720


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 2,400 0.62 7.09 $11.87 $24,690
California 2,300 0.16 1.85 $10.63 $22,110
Georgia 2,010 0.53 6.05 $13.19 $27,440
South Carolina 870 0.49 5.58 $11.90 $24,740
Alabama 550 0.30 3.45 $11.34 $23,580




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 2,400 0.62 7.09 $11.87 $24,690
Georgia 2,010 0.53 6.05 $13.19 $27,440
South Carolina 870 0.49 5.58 $11.90 $24,740
Rhode Island 130 0.30 3.41 $14.65 $30,480
Alabama 550 0.30 3.45 $11.34 $23,580




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Ohio (8) (8) (8) $19.36 $40,270
Wisconsin (8) (8) (8) $18.98 $39,490
Massachusetts 270 0.08 0.97 $15.87 $33,020
Washington 40 0.01 0.15 $14.68 $30,530
Rhode Island 130 0.30 3.41 $14.65 $30,480





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 1,870 0.48 5.55 $10.65 $22,160
Greensboro-High Point, NC 600 1.73 19.88 $12.47 $25,940
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 440 3.08 35.37 $11.05 $22,990
Dalton, GA 430 6.83 78.38 $14.61 $30,390
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 360 0.16 1.85 $14.91 $31,010
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 340 0.07 0.76 $12.03 $25,020
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 290 0.20 2.34 $9.69 $20,150
Burlington, NC 280 5.07 58.19 $10.06 $20,930
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 260 0.31 3.52 $11.29 $23,490
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 210 0.39 4.50 $15.29 $31,810




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 430 6.83 78.38 $14.61 $30,390
Burlington, NC 280 5.07 58.19 $10.06 $20,930
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 440 3.08 35.37 $11.05 $22,990
Greensboro-High Point, NC 600 1.73 19.88 $12.47 $25,940
Spartanburg, SC 130 1.10 12.62 $11.21 $23,320
Winston-Salem, NC 140 0.69 7.93 $15.36 $31,950
Chattanooga, TN-GA 150 0.65 7.52 $9.64 $20,050
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC 170 0.56 6.42 $11.67 $24,280
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,870 0.48 5.55 $10.65 $22,160
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 210 0.39 4.50 $15.29 $31,810




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)
Winston-Salem, NC 140 0.69 7.93 $15.36 $31,950
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 210 0.39 4.50 $15.29 $31,810
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 30 0.03 0.37 $14.98 $31,150
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 360 0.16 1.85 $14.91 $31,010
Dalton, GA 430 6.83 78.38 $14.61 $30,390
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 50 0.05 0.61 $12.97 $26,990
Greensboro-High Point, NC 600 1.73 19.88 $12.47 $25,940
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 30 0.03 0.33 $12.23 $25,430
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 50 0.02 0.26 $12.14 $25,250
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 340 0.07 0.76 $12.03 $25,020

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 440 2.98 34.21 $12.62 $26,250
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 280 1.11 12.73 $11.42 $23,750
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 260 1.98 22.72 $14.36 $29,860
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 250 2.31 26.48 $14.32 $29,780
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 150 0.82 9.40 $11.72 $24,390

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 440 2.98 34.21 $12.62 $26,250
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 250 2.31 26.48 $14.32 $29,780
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 260 1.98 22.72 $14.36 $29,860
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 280 1.11 12.73 $11.42 $23,750
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 150 0.82 9.40 $11.72 $24,390

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 5.04 $14.56 $30,290
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 260 1.98 22.72 $14.36 $29,860
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 250 2.31 26.48 $14.32 $29,780
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $13.28 $27,620
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 440 2.98 34.21 $12.62 $26,250


About May 2012 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 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013

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