Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials

Press or shape articles by hand or machine.


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)
50,150 2.7 % $10.22 $21,260 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.09 $8.69 $9.69 $11.42 $13.67
Annual Wage (2) $16,820 $18,070 $20,150 $23,750 $28,440


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)
Drycleaning and Laundry Services 43,160 14.36 $10.17 $21,160
Employment Services 2,320 0.07 $9.81 $20,410
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing 1,660 1.41 $10.92 $22,720
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills 530 1.64 $11.27 $23,430
Other Textile Product Mills 470 0.75 $10.27 $21,360

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Drycleaning and Laundry Services 43,160 14.36 $10.17 $21,160
Apparel Knitting Mills 370 2.81 $10.67 $22,190
Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing 270 2.40 $10.36 $21,550
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills 530 1.64 $11.27 $23,430
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing 1,660 1.41 $10.92 $22,720

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Department Stores 30 (7) $14.95 $31,090
Fabric Mills 100 0.18 $13.44 $27,960
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers 50 0.03 $12.26 $25,490
Consumer Goods Rental 50 0.03 $11.60 $24,130
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills 530 1.64 $11.27 $23,430


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 6,930 0.46 1.23 $10.85 $22,570
Texas 6,840 0.61 1.64 $8.91 $18,540
Florida 3,600 0.47 1.27 $10.49 $21,810
New York 3,270 0.37 1.00 $10.21 $21,250
Ohio 2,010 0.39 1.04 $10.59 $22,020




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)
Rhode Island 430 0.92 2.48 $11.22 $23,330
Texas 6,840 0.61 1.64 $8.91 $18,540
Alabama 1,040 0.56 1.51 $10.46 $21,760
Nevada 640 0.54 1.45 $9.86 $20,500
Kentucky 960 0.53 1.43 $9.34 $19,440




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 800 0.28 0.75 $13.44 $27,960
Massachusetts 780 0.23 0.63 $13.08 $27,210
Colorado 740 0.31 0.85 $11.81 $24,560
Connecticut 570 0.34 0.93 $11.75 $24,440
Missouri 390 0.15 0.40 $11.51 $23,930





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)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,550 0.47 1.27 $9.62 $20,020
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,260 0.56 1.50 $10.22 $21,250
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,650 0.58 1.57 $8.58 $17,840
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,250 0.56 1.51 $9.03 $18,790
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,140 0.30 0.82 $9.96 $20,720
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,080 0.59 1.59 $10.45 $21,730
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 950 0.40 1.07 $10.04 $20,880
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 890 0.97 2.62 $9.40 $19,560
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 790 0.53 1.43 $10.06 $20,920
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 740 0.31 0.84 $9.54 $19,850




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)
New Bedford, MA 190 2.87 7.73 (8) (8)
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 310 2.33 6.29 $9.76 $20,300
Wichita Falls, TX 110 1.89 5.09 $8.29 $17,240
Sumter, SC 60 1.64 4.42 $10.36 $21,550
Elizabethtown, KY 70 1.62 4.37 $10.19 $21,200
Tyler, TX 130 1.35 3.65 $9.39 $19,530
Grand Junction, CO 70 1.22 3.28 $10.15 $21,120
Corpus Christi, TX 210 1.14 3.07 $8.54 $17,770
Abilene, TX 70 1.08 2.90 $9.16 $19,040
Amarillo, TX 120 1.03 2.79 $9.02 $18,770




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)
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 110 0.25 0.68 $16.47 $34,250
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 40 0.18 0.47 $14.79 $30,760
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 590 0.39 1.06 $14.24 $29,620
Haverhill-North Andover-Amesbury, MA-NH NECTA Division 40 0.47 1.26 $14.00 $29,130
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 140 0.41 1.11 $13.34 $27,750
St. Louis, MO-IL 200 0.15 0.41 $13.30 $27,670
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 100 0.20 0.53 $13.17 $27,400
Springfield, MA-CT (8) (8) (8) $13.13 $27,300
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 200 0.25 0.67 $13.12 $27,290
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 490 0.45 1.23 $12.86 $26,750

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 Alabama nonmetropolitan area 230 1.68 4.52 $10.99 $22,860
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 150 0.92 2.48 $11.11 $23,110
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 150 1.13 3.03 $9.66 $20,090
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 150 0.58 1.55 $9.17 $19,070
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 140 0.48 1.29 $9.70 $20,170

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)
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 230 1.68 4.52 $10.99 $22,860
Northwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 130 1.23 3.32 $8.21 $17,070
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 150 1.13 3.03 $9.66 $20,090
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 150 0.92 2.48 $11.11 $23,110
Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.79 2.12 $8.37 $17,420

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)
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 30 0.21 0.56 $11.80 $24,540
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 60 0.30 0.82 $11.12 $23,130
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 150 0.92 2.48 $11.11 $23,110
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 230 1.68 4.52 $10.99 $22,860
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.25 0.67 $10.92 $22,710


About May 2014 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015