Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
13,800 4.2 % $13.24 $27,540 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.75 $9.96 $12.19 $15.39 $19.56
Annual Wage (2) $18,200 $20,710 $25,360 $32,020 $40,690


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)
Plastics Product Manufacturing 1,950 0.37 $12.39 $25,760
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing 1,060 0.48 $14.88 $30,940
Rubber Product Manufacturing 960 0.73 $13.75 $28,600
Printing and Related Support Activities 730 0.16 $14.13 $29,390
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 720 0.26 $13.23 $27,510

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 80 2.24 $13.77 $28,630
Other Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing 190 1.61 $10.68 $22,220
Other Textile Product Mills 690 1.08 $10.98 $22,830
Textile Furnishings Mills 510 0.97 $11.78 $24,510
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 670 0.95 $15.87 $33,010

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 (8) (8) $23.24 $48,330
Local Government (OES Designation) 40 (7) $20.69 $43,030
Building Finishing Contractors 80 0.01 $18.65 $38,780
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing 200 0.20 $16.64 $34,600
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 100 0.05 $16.48 $34,270


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 2,870 0.19 1.87 $12.14 $25,250
North Carolina 1,180 0.30 2.87 $14.26 $29,670
New York 810 0.09 0.90 $17.70 $36,820
Texas 740 0.07 0.66 $12.09 $25,150
Georgia 730 0.19 1.80 $11.76 $24,460




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 340 0.32 3.06 $13.39 $27,860
Vermont 90 0.30 2.90 $17.39 $36,160
North Carolina 1,180 0.30 2.87 $14.26 $29,670
South Dakota 110 0.26 2.52 $10.20 $21,220
Oregon 360 0.22 2.12 $12.25 $25,470




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 810 0.09 0.90 $17.70 $36,820
Vermont 90 0.30 2.90 $17.39 $36,160
New Hampshire 60 0.10 0.97 $16.55 $34,430
Illinois 370 0.07 0.63 $16.03 $33,350
Maryland 140 0.06 0.54 $15.12 $31,440





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 1,810 0.46 4.39 $12.25 $25,480
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 580 4.04 38.85 $15.52 $32,280
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 550 0.10 1.00 $18.18 $37,820
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 420 0.29 2.81 $11.19 $23,270
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 240 0.24 2.28 $12.72 $26,460
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 240 0.07 0.63 $14.92 $31,040
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 230 0.13 1.26 $14.81 $30,810
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 230 0.10 0.95 $12.92 $26,870
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 220 0.10 1.00 $12.41 $25,820
Greensboro-High Point, NC 200 0.59 5.66 $13.82 $28,750




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 580 4.04 38.85 $15.52 $32,280
Dalton, GA 130 2.08 20.01 $9.17 $19,080
New Bedford, MA 60 0.92 8.80 $9.63 $20,020
Greensboro-High Point, NC 200 0.59 5.66 $13.82 $28,750
Haverhill-North Andover-Amesbury, MA-NH NECTA Division 40 0.49 4.67 $15.84 $32,940
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,810 0.46 4.39 $12.25 $25,480
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 420 0.29 2.81 $11.19 $23,270
Holland-Grand Haven, MI 30 0.29 2.84 $15.84 $32,940
Akron, OH 80 0.25 2.45 $12.02 $25,000
Wichita, KS 70 0.24 2.32 $14.76 $30,700




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)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 550 0.10 1.00 $18.18 $37,820
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $17.96 $37,360
St. Louis, MO-IL 80 0.06 0.62 $16.63 $34,590
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 90 0.22 2.15 $16.43 $34,180
Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, ME (8) (8) (8) $15.88 $33,030
Haverhill-North Andover-Amesbury, MA-NH NECTA Division 40 0.49 4.67 $15.84 $32,940
Holland-Grand Haven, MI 30 0.29 2.84 $15.84 $32,940
Baltimore-Towson, MD 100 0.08 0.78 $15.79 $32,850
Stockton, CA 40 0.18 1.69 $15.73 $32,720
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 90 0.10 0.97 $15.59 $32,430

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 320 1.48 14.18 $13.53 $28,140
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 230 1.48 14.24 $12.09 $25,160
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 110 0.42 3.99 $13.20 $27,450
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 110 0.44 4.23 $11.68 $24,300
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 90 0.74 7.11 $10.05 $20,910

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)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 320 1.48 14.18 $13.53 $28,140
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 230 1.48 14.24 $12.09 $25,160
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 90 0.74 7.11 $10.05 $20,910
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area 60 0.74 7.07 $12.97 $26,980
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 50 0.69 6.59 $19.23 $40,000

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 2.37 $19.52 $40,600
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 50 0.69 6.59 $19.23 $40,000
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 50 0.40 3.85 $15.51 $32,270
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 40 0.34 0.00 $14.82 $30,830
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 320 1.48 14.18 $13.53 $28,140


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.

(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 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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