Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
14,680 4.7 % $12.96 $26,950 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.96 $9.97 $12.26 $14.89 $18.39
Annual Wage (2) $18,630 $20,730 $25,490 $30,960 $38,250


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 3,530 3.13 $12.36 $25,720
Textile Furnishings Mills 2,040 3.91 $14.06 $29,240
Other Textile Product Mills 1,900 2.98 $12.96 $26,970
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing 1,360 0.58 $14.65 $30,470
Fabric Mills 850 1.52 $12.84 $26,710

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 700 5.85 $11.95 $24,860
Textile Furnishings Mills 2,040 3.91 $14.06 $29,240
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing 3,530 3.13 $12.36 $25,720
Other Textile Product Mills 1,900 2.98 $12.96 $26,970
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills 770 2.39 $13.64 $28,360

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing 130 0.12 $15.92 $33,110
Other Support Services 100 0.03 $15.27 $31,760
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills 40 0.12 $14.69 $30,560
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing 1,360 0.58 $14.65 $30,470
Textile Furnishings Mills 2,040 3.91 $14.06 $29,240


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 2,740 0.18 1.66 $12.07 $25,100
Georgia 1,490 0.36 3.41 $13.75 $28,600
Texas 1,200 0.10 0.98 $10.48 $21,800
North Carolina 1,100 0.27 2.50 $13.47 $28,030
New York 920 0.10 0.96 $14.39 $29,930




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 570 0.52 4.85 $13.39 $27,860
Georgia 1,490 0.36 3.41 $13.75 $28,600
South Carolina 630 0.33 3.09 $12.55 $26,110
Rhode Island 150 0.32 3.05 $12.08 $25,120
Alabama 530 0.28 2.65 $12.49 $25,980




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 320 0.09 0.87 $15.88 $33,020
New Hampshire 50 0.08 0.71 $15.76 $32,770
Indiana 460 0.16 1.47 $15.35 $31,920
Virginia 270 0.07 0.68 $15.02 $31,240
Colorado 60 0.02 0.22 $14.80 $30,780





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 2,060 0.50 4.71 $12.01 $24,990
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 900 0.14 1.30 $13.98 $29,080
Dalton, GA 430 6.50 61.04 $14.06 $29,240
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 380 0.16 1.53 $11.96 $24,880
Greensboro-High Point, NC 330 0.92 8.66 $11.97 $24,900
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 320 2.23 20.91 $16.89 $35,130
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 320 0.13 1.21 $13.38 $27,820
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 270 0.71 6.64 $11.59 $24,110
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 270 0.27 2.57 $10.00 $20,790
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 230 0.12 1.16 $13.76 $28,620




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 6.50 61.04 $14.06 $29,240
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 320 2.23 20.91 $16.89 $35,130
Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA 70 1.67 15.71 $16.32 $33,950
Spartanburg, SC 160 1.16 10.91 $12.95 $26,930
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 130 1.02 9.54 $13.60 $28,300
Greensboro-High Point, NC 330 0.92 8.66 $11.97 $24,900
New Bedford, MA 50 0.83 7.83 (8) (8)
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 270 0.71 6.64 $11.59 $24,110
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,060 0.50 4.71 $12.01 $24,990
Reading, PA 70 0.40 3.75 $15.18 $31,570




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)
Worcester, MA-CT (8) (8) (8) $18.43 $38,330
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 320 2.23 20.91 $16.89 $35,130
Knoxville, TN 30 0.08 0.77 $16.45 $34,230
Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA 70 1.67 15.71 $16.32 $33,950
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 70 0.04 0.37 $15.93 $33,130
Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, PA Metropolitan Division 70 0.07 0.64 $15.42 $32,080
Reading, PA 70 0.40 3.75 $15.18 $31,570
Kansas City, MO-KS 40 0.04 0.33 $15.17 $31,540
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 80 0.07 0.68 $15.00 $31,200
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 40 0.03 0.29 $14.98 $31,150

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 490 2.19 20.61 $13.29 $27,650
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 410 2.62 24.64 $12.54 $26,080
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 230 1.78 16.72 (8) (8)
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 140 0.55 5.15 $10.78 $22,420
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 110 1.37 12.85 $14.05 $29,220

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 410 2.62 24.64 $12.54 $26,080
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 490 2.19 20.61 $13.29 $27,650
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 230 1.78 16.72 (8) (8)
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 110 1.37 12.85 $14.05 $29,220
Southwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 100 0.76 7.16 $13.95 $29,010

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)
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 90 0.44 4.12 $16.70 $34,740
East Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 50 0.38 3.56 $14.92 $31,030
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 40 0.28 2.62 $14.52 $30,210
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 30 0.16 1.54 $14.34 $29,830
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 110 1.37 12.85 $14.05 $29,220


About May 2015 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 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 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016