Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
51,520 2.6 % $10.03 $20,870 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.97 $8.60 $9.55 $11.24 $13.40
Annual Wage (2) $16,570 $17,880 $19,860 $23,380 $27,870


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 43,320 14.43 $9.98 $20,750
Employment Services 3,230 0.10 $9.65 $20,060
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing 1,470 1.22 $10.30 $21,430
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills 790 2.41 $11.66 $24,260
Apparel Knitting Mills 480 3.88 $10.13 $21,070

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 43,320 14.43 $9.98 $20,750
Apparel Knitting Mills 480 3.88 $10.13 $21,070
Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing 360 3.14 $10.56 $21,960
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills 790 2.41 $11.66 $24,260
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing 1,470 1.22 $10.30 $21,430

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Department Stores 40 (7) $15.05 $31,300
Fabric Mills 150 0.27 $14.67 $30,510
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers 50 0.03 $12.32 $25,620
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills 790 2.41 $11.66 $24,260
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 80 0.11 $11.04 $22,970


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 7,410 0.50 1.30 $10.76 $22,370
Texas 7,150 0.65 1.69 $8.93 $18,580
Florida 3,440 0.46 1.19 $10.04 $20,890
New York 2,790 0.32 0.83 $9.72 $20,220
North Carolina 2,030 0.51 1.32 $9.83 $20,440




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 390 0.86 2.22 $11.49 $23,890
Alabama 1,320 0.72 1.84 $9.85 $20,500
Texas 7,150 0.65 1.69 $8.93 $18,580
Mississippi 700 0.65 1.67 $8.58 $17,840
Connecticut 880 0.54 1.39 $11.67 $24,280




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 890 0.32 0.81 $12.95 $26,930
Colorado 770 0.34 0.87 $11.90 $24,740
Connecticut 880 0.54 1.39 $11.67 $24,280
Massachusetts 490 0.15 0.39 $11.65 $24,230
Rhode Island 390 0.86 2.22 $11.49 $23,890





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 2,390 0.60 1.55 $10.66 $22,180
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,160 0.41 1.06 $9.16 $19,060
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,790 0.65 1.67 $9.04 $18,800
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,370 0.64 1.64 $8.74 $18,170
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,160 0.65 1.67 $10.74 $22,340
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 910 0.40 1.02 $10.04 $20,890
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 910 1.02 2.63 $9.57 $19,900
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 890 0.38 0.97 $9.45 $19,650
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 690 0.60 1.55 $9.92 $20,630
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 680 0.53 1.37 $10.15 $21,110




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)
Valdosta, GA 120 2.48 6.39 $8.50 $17,690
Tyler, TX 210 2.27 5.85 $8.87 $18,460
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 270 2.06 5.30 $9.20 $19,140
Morristown, TN 70 1.58 4.06 $8.41 $17,480
Longview, TX 150 1.55 3.99 $9.50 $19,760
Wichita Falls, TX 80 1.50 3.87 $8.16 $16,970
Burlington, NC 80 1.44 3.71 $8.96 $18,630
Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, NJ 80 1.29 3.33 $9.78 $20,350
Odessa, TX 80 1.17 3.01 $8.86 $18,420
Amarillo, TX 120 1.08 2.77 $8.90 $18,520




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)
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 590 0.41 1.06 $13.78 $28,660
Trenton-Ewing, NJ (8) (8) (8) $13.55 $28,180
Lawrence-Methuen-Salem, MA-NH NECTA Division (8) (8) (8) $13.24 $27,530
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 180 0.23 0.60 $12.92 $26,880
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 490 0.38 0.99 $12.82 $26,670
Lancaster, PA 50 0.23 0.59 $12.76 $26,550
Haverhill-North Andover-Amesbury, MA-NH NECTA Division 40 0.56 1.44 $12.76 $26,540
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 280 0.67 1.71 $12.48 $25,960
Rockford, IL 80 0.59 1.51 $12.47 $25,950
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ (8) (8) (8) $12.46 $25,920

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 360 2.60 6.69 $10.29 $21,410
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 220 0.87 2.24 $11.25 $23,390
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 190 1.41 3.63 $9.51 $19,780
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 180 0.83 2.14 $8.10 $16,840
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 170 0.57 1.46 $9.60 $19,970

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 360 2.60 6.69 $10.29 $21,410
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 190 1.41 3.63 $9.51 $19,780
Northwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 120 1.21 3.11 $8.08 $16,810
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 160 1.03 2.65 $10.07 $20,940
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area 80 0.95 2.44 $8.33 $17,320

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 70 0.48 1.24 $12.90 $26,820
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 220 0.87 2.24 $11.25 $23,390
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 80 0.29 0.75 $11.10 $23,080
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 70 0.37 0.96 $10.97 $22,810
Southern Oregon & Linn County nonmetropolitan area 30 0.32 0.84 $10.72 $22,310


About May 2013 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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014

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