Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

51-9031 Cutters and Trimmers, Hand

Use hand tools or hand-held power tools to cut and trim a variety of manufactured items, such as carpet, fabric, stone, glass, or rubber.


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)
15,740 5.7 % $13.87 $28,850 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.19 $10.37 $12.89 $16.25 $20.17
Annual Wage (2) $19,120 $21,570 $26,820 $33,810 $41,960


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 2,700 2.39 $13.24 $27,540
Plastics Product Manufacturing 1,420 0.26 $13.55 $28,180
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing 1,190 0.50 $15.74 $32,740
Rubber Product Manufacturing 1,070 0.81 $13.46 $28,000
Printing and Related Support Activities 900 0.20 $13.95 $29,010

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 130 3.32 $13.52 $28,120
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing 2,700 2.39 $13.24 $27,540
Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing 190 1.58 $12.29 $25,570
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 710 0.95 $15.81 $32,880
Other Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing 120 0.94 $14.06 $29,250

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government (OES Designation) 60 (7) $21.99 $45,730
Home Furnishings Stores (8) (8) $20.55 $42,740
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 110 0.05 $20.15 $41,910
Building Finishing Contractors 90 0.01 $17.99 $37,420
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing 30 0.01 $16.36 $34,020


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 3,300 0.21 1.86 $12.54 $26,090
North Carolina 1,100 0.27 2.34 $15.12 $31,440
New York 990 0.11 0.96 $16.81 $34,970
Texas 930 0.08 0.71 $13.48 $28,050
Illinois 670 0.11 1.01 $13.89 $28,900




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)
Utah 400 0.30 2.65 $14.74 $30,660
Mississippi 310 0.28 2.42 $14.15 $29,440
North Carolina 1,100 0.27 2.34 $15.12 $31,440
Vermont 80 0.26 2.29 $16.49 $34,310
Oregon 370 0.22 1.89 $16.12 $33,530




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maine 30 0.06 0.49 $17.88 $37,180
New York 990 0.11 0.96 $16.81 $34,970
Vermont 80 0.26 2.29 $16.49 $34,310
Oregon 370 0.22 1.89 $16.12 $33,530
New Hampshire 40 0.06 0.51 $15.72 $32,690





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 2,190 0.53 4.67 $12.76 $26,540
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 810 0.13 1.09 $15.05 $31,300
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 630 4.35 38.12 $16.27 $33,840
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 370 0.16 1.39 $13.61 $28,310
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 330 0.22 1.90 $11.20 $23,290
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 310 0.29 2.51 $16.02 $33,320
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 270 0.14 1.27 $15.96 $33,200
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 250 0.25 2.16 $10.77 $22,390
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 250 0.07 0.61 $13.27 $27,610
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 220 0.08 0.66 $14.05 $29,210




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)
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 630 4.35 38.12 $16.27 $33,840
Dalton, GA 120 1.79 15.68 $10.05 $20,910
Bloomington, IN 80 1.17 10.26 $17.37 $36,130
Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ 70 1.16 10.17 $17.09 $35,550
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 90 1.04 9.15 $14.17 $29,480
Greensboro-High Point, NC 200 0.57 4.97 $14.31 $29,770
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,190 0.53 4.67 $12.76 $26,540
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 120 0.46 4.07 $12.54 $26,090
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 90 0.37 3.23 $15.24 $31,700
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 50 0.36 3.18 $14.24 $29,630




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)
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $21.82 $45,390
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 140 0.11 0.99 $18.69 $38,860
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 100 0.09 0.76 $18.38 $38,230
St. Louis, MO-IL 60 0.05 0.40 $18.01 $37,460
Rochester, NY 30 0.06 0.57 $17.42 $36,230
Bloomington, IN 80 1.17 10.26 $17.37 $36,130
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 190 0.08 0.69 $17.37 $36,130
Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ 70 1.16 10.17 $17.09 $35,550
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 30 0.07 0.63 $16.71 $34,760
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX (8) (8) (8) $16.53 $34,380

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 270 1.21 10.57 $14.30 $29,740
Southeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 160 0.96 8.41 $12.61 $26,240
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 130 0.86 7.52 $15.14 $31,500
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 80 0.90 7.86 $10.05 $20,900
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 60 0.32 2.82 $11.41 $23,740

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)
Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 60 1.29 11.26 $9.36 $19,460
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 270 1.21 10.57 $14.30 $29,740
Southeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 160 0.96 8.41 $12.61 $26,240
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 80 0.90 7.86 $10.05 $20,900
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 130 0.86 7.52 $15.14 $31,500

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 50 0.25 2.18 $25.20 $52,420
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 130 0.86 7.52 $15.14 $31,500
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.23 2.02 $14.73 $30,650
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $14.44 $30,040
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 270 1.21 10.57 $14.30 $29,740


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.

(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 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