Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

51-6099 Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers, All Other

All textile, apparel, and furnishings workers not listed separately.


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)
16,560 8.6 % $14.29 $29,720 2.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.06 $10.10 $12.65 $16.47 $23.35
Annual Wage (2) $18,850 $21,010 $26,310 $34,260 $48,580


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)
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 4,600 0.23 $13.79 $28,680
Other Textile Product Mills 1,620 2.55 $12.89 $26,810
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing 1,580 1.40 $11.33 $23,560
Textile Furnishings Mills 1,350 2.58 $13.65 $28,400
Fabric Mills 980 1.74 $17.24 $35,850

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Leather and Hide Tanning and Finishing 140 3.70 $11.40 $23,710
Textile Furnishings Mills 1,350 2.58 $13.65 $28,400
Other Textile Product Mills 1,620 2.55 $12.89 $26,810
Fabric Mills 980 1.74 $17.24 $35,850
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing 1,580 1.40 $11.33 $23,560

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Management of Companies and Enterprises 140 0.01 $29.19 $60,720
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 530 0.03 $22.83 $47,490
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 40 0.01 $19.42 $40,400
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 80 0.01 $18.32 $38,100
Fabric Mills 980 1.74 $17.24 $35,850


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 1,610 0.10 0.87 $13.82 $28,740
North Carolina 1,260 0.31 2.55 $12.46 $25,910
Virginia 880 0.24 1.99 $14.60 $30,370
Georgia 870 0.21 1.77 $14.73 $30,630
New Jersey 870 0.22 1.85 $11.87 $24,680




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)
New Hampshire 370 0.58 4.86 $15.39 $32,010
North Carolina 1,260 0.31 2.55 $12.46 $25,910
Arizona 650 0.25 2.10 $13.92 $28,950
Virginia 880 0.24 1.99 $14.60 $30,370
New Jersey 870 0.22 1.85 $11.87 $24,680




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 70 0.11 0.94 $23.26 $48,390
Washington (8) (8) (8) $22.98 $47,790
Colorado 60 0.02 0.19 $20.63 $42,910
Arkansas 60 0.05 0.40 $17.31 $36,000
Alabama 230 0.12 1.04 $17.16 $35,700





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 1,090 0.27 2.21 $12.10 $25,160
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 720 0.11 0.92 $14.11 $29,340
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 630 0.34 2.81 $14.00 $29,110
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 330 0.46 3.81 $15.53 $32,300
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 310 0.13 1.04 $14.82 $30,830
Dalton, GA 300 4.64 38.65 $14.85 $30,880
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 160 1.07 8.90 $14.41 $29,980
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 140 0.06 0.49 $15.49 $32,220
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 140 0.10 0.86 $18.86 $39,240
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 90 0.06 0.54 $16.50 $34,310




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 300 4.64 38.65 $14.85 $30,880
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 160 1.07 8.90 $14.41 $29,980
Cleveland, TN 40 0.81 6.76 $9.40 $19,550
Dover-Durham, NH-ME 40 0.73 6.04 $12.89 $26,810
Nashua, NH-MA NECTA Division 80 0.59 4.94 $15.26 $31,730
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 330 0.46 3.81 $15.53 $32,300
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 630 0.34 2.81 $14.00 $29,110
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL 30 0.31 2.55 $10.22 $21,260
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,090 0.27 2.21 $12.10 $25,160
Portland-South Portland, ME 50 0.25 2.05 $14.68 $30,530




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)
Urban Honolulu, HI 70 0.15 1.23 $23.82 $49,550
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 80 0.08 0.66 $23.50 $48,870
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 140 0.10 0.86 $18.86 $39,240
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $17.39 $36,170
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 90 0.06 0.54 $16.50 $34,310
St. Louis, MO-IL (8) (8) (8) $16.38 $34,070
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $15.80 $32,870
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI (8) (8) (8) $15.64 $32,530
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 330 0.46 3.81 $15.53 $32,300
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 140 0.06 0.49 $15.49 $32,220

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)
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 470 3.82 31.82 (8) (8)
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 220 1.53 12.71 $16.78 $34,900
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 210 0.85 7.10 $10.40 $21,630
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 120 0.58 4.79 $14.37 $29,890
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 90 0.37 3.10 $10.41 $21,660

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)
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 470 3.82 31.82 (8) (8)
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 220 1.53 12.71 $16.78 $34,900
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 210 0.85 7.10 $10.40 $21,630
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 120 0.58 4.79 $14.37 $29,890
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 90 0.37 3.10 $10.41 $21,660

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)
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 220 1.53 12.71 $16.78 $34,900
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $15.49 $32,230
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.27 2.28 $15.47 $32,170
Southwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $14.70 $30,590
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 120 0.58 4.79 $14.37 $29,890


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