Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

51-6063 Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Set up, operate, or tend machines that knit, loop, weave, or draw in textiles. Excludes "Sewing Machine Operators" (51-6031).


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)
22,200 3.0 % $13.16 $27,370 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.90 $10.51 $12.91 $15.40 $17.77
Annual Wage (2) $18,520 $21,850 $26,850 $32,040 $36,970


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)
Fabric Mills 13,530 24.16 $13.44 $27,950
Textile Furnishings Mills 4,130 7.92 $13.55 $28,190
Apparel Knitting Mills 2,550 20.69 $10.80 $22,450
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills 700 2.50 $13.38 $27,840
Other Textile Product Mills 500 0.78 $12.65 $26,320

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Fabric Mills 13,530 24.16 $13.44 $27,950
Apparel Knitting Mills 2,550 20.69 $10.80 $22,450
Textile Furnishings Mills 4,130 7.92 $13.55 $28,190
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills 700 2.50 $13.38 $27,840
Other Textile Product Mills 500 0.78 $12.65 $26,320

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills 250 0.75 $14.32 $29,780
Textile Furnishings Mills 4,130 7.92 $13.55 $28,190
Plastics Product Manufacturing 30 0.01 $13.53 $28,130
Fabric Mills 13,530 24.16 $13.44 $27,950
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills 700 2.50 $13.38 $27,840


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)
Georgia 4,910 1.27 7.56 $13.82 $28,740
North Carolina 4,290 1.09 6.50 $12.75 $26,530
South Carolina 3,250 1.78 10.61 $13.87 $28,860
California 1,430 0.10 0.58 $10.48 $21,800
Virginia 1,200 0.33 1.97 $13.41 $27,890




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 3,250 1.78 10.61 $13.87 $28,860
Georgia 4,910 1.27 7.56 $13.82 $28,740
North Carolina 4,290 1.09 6.50 $12.75 $26,530
Alabama 1,130 0.61 3.65 $12.75 $26,520
Maine 280 0.48 2.89 $14.00 $29,120




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wisconsin 150 0.05 0.32 $16.31 $33,930
New Hampshire 220 0.35 2.11 $15.71 $32,680
Ohio 140 0.03 0.16 $15.15 $31,520
Pennsylvania 910 0.16 0.97 $14.68 $30,540
Utah 70 0.06 0.35 $14.57 $30,300





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)
Dalton, GA 1,620 26.12 155.98 $12.49 $25,990
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,230 0.31 1.85 $10.25 $21,330
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC 1,130 3.74 22.34 $14.27 $29,670
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 840 0.36 2.18 $14.63 $30,420
Greensboro-High Point, NC 720 2.08 12.40 $13.04 $27,110
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 670 4.65 27.74 $12.96 $26,960
Anderson, SC 580 9.63 57.53 $13.96 $29,040
Spartanburg, SC 530 4.34 25.93 $13.52 $28,130
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 450 0.09 0.52 $11.49 $23,910
Burlington, NC 430 7.72 46.10 $14.68 $30,540




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 1,620 26.12 155.98 $12.49 $25,990
Anderson, SC 580 9.63 57.53 $13.96 $29,040
Burlington, NC 430 7.72 46.10 $14.68 $30,540
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 670 4.65 27.74 $12.96 $26,960
Spartanburg, SC 530 4.34 25.93 $13.52 $28,130
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC 1,130 3.74 22.34 $14.27 $29,670
Greensboro-High Point, NC 720 2.08 12.40 $13.04 $27,110
Cleveland, TN 70 1.89 11.30 $13.62 $28,330
Bellingham, WA 70 0.94 5.60 $12.33 $25,650
Rocky Mount, NC 50 0.91 5.46 $8.74 $18,190




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)
Rochester, NY 130 0.27 1.59 $16.32 $33,940
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division (8) (8) (8) $15.01 $31,220
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 120 0.13 0.79 $14.86 $30,900
Columbia, SC 120 0.34 2.03 $14.77 $30,730
Burlington, NC 430 7.72 46.10 $14.68 $30,540
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 840 0.36 2.18 $14.63 $30,420
Lewiston-Auburn, ME (8) (8) (8) $14.57 $30,310
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC 1,130 3.74 22.34 $14.27 $29,670
Anderson, SC 580 9.63 57.53 $13.96 $29,040
Cleveland, TN 70 1.89 11.30 $13.62 $28,330

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 1,170 7.70 45.95 $13.45 $27,970
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 840 3.32 19.84 $12.52 $26,030
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 680 4.92 29.38 $12.46 $25,920
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 670 5.02 30.01 $15.22 $31,670
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 480 1.63 9.71 $12.38 $25,740

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 1,170 7.70 45.95 $13.45 $27,970
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area 440 6.62 39.55 (8) (8)
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 670 5.02 30.01 $15.22 $31,670
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 680 4.92 29.38 $12.46 $25,920
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 840 3.32 19.84 $12.52 $26,030

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)
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 70 0.30 1.77 $16.80 $34,940
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 260 1.80 10.74 $15.70 $32,660
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 670 5.02 30.01 $15.22 $31,670
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 100 0.53 3.14 $14.73 $30,640
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 170 0.89 5.33 $14.56 $30,280


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.

(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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