Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
15,620 5.1 % $12.24 $25,460 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.46 $9.40 $11.56 $14.18 $17.50
Annual Wage (2) $17,590 $19,550 $24,050 $29,500 $36,410


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 4,240 3.40 $11.01 $22,900
Other Textile Product Mills 1,990 3.05 $12.21 $25,390
Textile Furnishings Mills 1,810 3.45 $12.54 $26,080
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing 1,260 0.58 $13.98 $29,080
Fabric Mills 1,040 1.85 $12.67 $26,350

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing 770 6.50 $11.18 $23,260
Textile Furnishings Mills 1,810 3.45 $12.54 $26,080
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing 4,240 3.40 $11.01 $22,900
Other Textile Product Mills 1,990 3.05 $12.21 $25,390
Fabric Mills 1,040 1.85 $12.67 $26,350

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 130 0.14 $14.95 $31,100
Footwear Manufacturing 200 1.50 $14.66 $30,500
Printing and Related Support Activities 350 0.08 $13.99 $29,100
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing 1,260 0.58 $13.98 $29,080
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills 590 1.75 $13.79 $28,670


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 3,170 0.22 1.85 $11.22 $23,330
Georgia 2,060 0.54 4.49 $12.83 $26,680
New York 1,110 0.13 1.09 $12.47 $25,930
North Carolina 1,030 0.27 2.22 $13.60 $28,290
Mississippi 810 0.75 6.23 $12.00 $24,950




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 810 0.75 6.23 $12.00 $24,950
Georgia 2,060 0.54 4.49 $12.83 $26,680
North Carolina 1,030 0.27 2.22 $13.60 $28,290
South Carolina 440 0.25 2.06 $12.69 $26,390
California 3,170 0.22 1.85 $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 170 0.07 0.55 $15.17 $31,560
Connecticut 50 0.03 0.24 $14.55 $30,260
Michigan 300 0.08 0.63 $14.47 $30,100
New Hampshire 40 0.07 0.61 $14.30 $29,750
Colorado 180 0.08 0.68 $14.08 $29,290





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 2,460 0.64 5.31 $10.91 $22,700
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,080 0.21 1.74 $12.10 $25,170
Dalton, GA 780 12.45 103.85 $12.40 $25,780
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 340 2.40 20.03 $15.66 $32,580
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 330 0.15 1.22 $13.13 $27,310
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 270 0.13 1.09 $11.51 $23,930
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 230 0.16 1.33 $13.26 $27,570
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 210 0.18 1.52 $10.90 $22,660
Greensboro-High Point, NC 210 0.61 5.05 $12.34 $25,670
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 190 0.20 1.65 $11.36 $23,640




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 780 12.45 103.85 $12.40 $25,780
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 340 2.40 20.03 $15.66 $32,580
Anderson, SC 110 1.90 15.85 $11.79 $24,520
Spartanburg, SC 90 0.80 6.68 $12.97 $26,990
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,460 0.64 5.31 $10.91 $22,700
Greensboro-High Point, NC 210 0.61 5.05 $12.34 $25,670
Winston-Salem, NC 90 0.42 3.51 $13.59 $28,260
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 40 0.36 3.04 $11.81 $24,560
Springfield, MA-CT 90 0.33 2.73 $13.20 $27,470
Chattanooga, TN-GA 70 0.32 2.68 $13.78 $28,670




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 120 0.11 0.93 $16.13 $33,560
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 340 2.40 20.03 $15.66 $32,580
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $15.42 $32,070
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 90 0.08 0.63 $15.28 $31,780
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 70 0.04 0.34 $15.00 $31,190
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 50 0.03 0.23 $14.81 $30,800
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 30 0.11 0.96 $14.68 $30,540
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 30 0.03 0.27 $14.63 $30,440
Salt Lake City, UT 40 0.07 0.60 $14.54 $30,240
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 140 0.19 1.58 $14.46 $30,080

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)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 570 2.69 22.47 $12.30 $25,590
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 560 3.74 31.17 $12.97 $26,980
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 170 1.24 10.34 $10.98 $22,830
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 100 0.63 5.22 $14.01 $29,140
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 80 0.34 2.81 $12.25 $25,480

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 560 3.74 31.17 $12.97 $26,980
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 570 2.69 22.47 $12.30 $25,590
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 170 1.24 10.34 $10.98 $22,830
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.76 6.31 $10.20 $21,220
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 70 0.67 5.55 $12.81 $26,640

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)
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.41 3.38 $14.57 $30,310
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 30 0.15 1.23 $14.29 $29,720
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 100 0.63 5.22 $14.01 $29,140
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 70 0.36 2.97 $13.72 $28,530
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 560 3.74 31.17 $12.97 $26,980


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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