Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
11,510 4.6 % $12.70 $26,410 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.73 $10.01 $11.99 $15.01 $17.87
Annual Wage (2) $18,160 $20,820 $24,930 $31,210 $37,160


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 7,330 22.84 $12.23 $25,440
Fabric Mills 1,460 2.62 $12.79 $26,610
Textile Furnishings Mills 1,270 2.44 $14.39 $29,930
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills 360 1.28 $15.51 $32,260
Apparel Knitting Mills 350 2.66 $12.10 $25,170

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 7,330 22.84 $12.23 $25,440
Leather and Hide Tanning and Finishing 210 5.61 $13.40 $27,870
Apparel Knitting Mills 350 2.66 $12.10 $25,170
Fabric Mills 1,460 2.62 $12.79 $26,610
Textile Furnishings Mills 1,270 2.44 $14.39 $29,930

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills 360 1.28 $15.51 $32,260
Textile Furnishings Mills 1,270 2.44 $14.39 $29,930
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing 160 0.13 $13.76 $28,610
Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing 50 0.48 $13.71 $28,510
Leather and Hide Tanning and Finishing 210 5.61 $13.40 $27,870


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 2,750 0.18 2.14 $11.73 $24,400
North Carolina 2,170 0.54 6.32 $12.08 $25,120
Georgia 2,070 0.52 6.11 $13.77 $28,640
South Carolina 1,170 0.63 7.35 $12.05 $25,060
Pennsylvania 340 0.06 0.70 $13.27 $27,590




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)
South Carolina 1,170 0.63 7.35 $12.05 $25,060
Rhode Island 250 0.54 6.36 $16.36 $34,030
North Carolina 2,170 0.54 6.32 $12.08 $25,120
Georgia 2,070 0.52 6.11 $13.77 $28,640
California 2,750 0.18 2.14 $11.73 $24,400




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rhode Island 250 0.54 6.36 $16.36 $34,030
Washington 40 0.01 0.17 $16.11 $33,500
Illinois (8) (8) (8) $15.37 $31,960
Massachusetts 340 0.10 1.19 $14.40 $29,950
Michigan 100 0.02 0.28 $14.37 $29,880





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 2,270 0.56 6.58 $11.55 $24,030
Dalton, GA 510 7.86 92.33 $16.22 $33,740
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 490 0.20 2.40 $14.01 $29,150
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 470 3.24 38.06 $12.41 $25,820
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 420 0.77 9.02 $15.28 $31,770
Greensboro-High Point, NC 410 1.17 13.76 $12.99 $27,030
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 330 0.22 2.59 $12.44 $25,880
Burlington, NC 310 5.40 63.39 $11.19 $23,270
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 200 0.04 0.45 $13.35 $27,760
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 200 0.22 2.58 $10.89 $22,650




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 510 7.86 92.33 $16.22 $33,740
Burlington, NC 310 5.40 63.39 $11.19 $23,270
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 470 3.24 38.06 $12.41 $25,820
Greensboro-High Point, NC 410 1.17 13.76 $12.99 $27,030
Anderson, SC 70 1.14 13.35 $12.13 $25,230
Spartanburg, SC 130 1.01 11.83 $10.55 $21,940
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 420 0.77 9.02 $15.28 $31,770
Chattanooga, TN-GA 160 0.69 8.13 $13.12 $27,280
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,270 0.56 6.58 $11.55 $24,030
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC 160 0.53 6.18 $12.39 $25,780




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)
Reading, PA 30 0.21 2.44 $16.43 $34,160
Dalton, GA 510 7.86 92.33 $16.22 $33,740
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 40 0.03 0.39 $15.96 $33,200
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 420 0.77 9.02 $15.28 $31,770
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 40 0.03 0.34 $14.23 $29,590
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 490 0.20 2.40 $14.01 $29,150
Winston-Salem, NC 80 0.37 4.36 $13.40 $27,860
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 200 0.04 0.45 $13.35 $27,760
Chattanooga, TN-GA 160 0.69 8.13 $13.12 $27,280
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 30 0.03 0.36 $13.00 $27,040

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 410 2.64 30.97 $11.79 $24,530
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 400 3.52 41.33 $12.93 $26,890
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 270 1.07 12.56 $11.84 $24,630
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 270 1.94 22.77 $13.85 $28,810
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 250 1.85 21.74 $14.04 $29,200

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)
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 400 3.52 41.33 $12.93 $26,890
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 410 2.64 30.97 $11.79 $24,530
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 270 1.94 22.77 $13.85 $28,810
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 250 1.85 21.74 $14.04 $29,200
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 270 1.07 12.56 $11.84 $24,630

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 0.50 5.81 $15.40 $32,030
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 250 1.85 21.74 $14.04 $29,200
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 270 1.94 22.77 $13.85 $28,810
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 400 3.52 41.33 $12.93 $26,890
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 210 0.69 8.13 $12.36 $25,710


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.

(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