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Occupational Employment And Wages In Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, May 2013

Workers in the Greenville-Mauldin-Easley Metropolitan Statistical Area had an average (mean) hourly wage of $19.41 in May 2013, 13 percent below the nationwide average of $22.33, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Regional Commissioner Janet S. Rankin noted that, after testing for statistical significance, wages in the local area were significantly lower than their respective national averages in 17 of the 22 major occupational groups, including computer and mathematical, construction and extraction, and building and grounds cleaning and maintenance.

When compared to the nationwide distribution, local employment was more highly concentrated in 3 of the 22 occupational groups: production; architecture and engineering; and installation, maintenance, and repair. Conversely, 13 groups had employment shares significantly below their national representation, including business and financial operations; education, training, and library; and construction and extraction. (See table A and box note at end of release.)

One occupational group—production—was chosen to illustrate the diversity of data available for any of the 22 major occupational categories. Greenville-Mauldin-Easley had 38,480 jobs in production, accounting for 12.7 percent of local area employment, significantly higher than the 6.6-percent share nationally. The average hourly wage for this occupational group locally was $16.11, compared to the national wage of $16.79.

With employment of 11,810, team assemblers was the largest occupation within the production group, followed by machinists (2,390) and first-line supervisors of production and operating workers (2,030). Among the higher paying jobs were first-line supervisors of production and operating workers, and machinists, with mean hourly wages of $27.34 and $19.63, respectively. At the lower end of the wage scale were sewing machine operators ($10.82) and production workers helpers ($11.21). (Detailed occupational data for production are presented in table 1; for a complete listing of detailed occupations available go to www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_24860.htm.)

Table A. Occupational employment and wages by major occupational group, United States and the Greenville-Mauldin-Easley Metropolitan Statistical Area, and measures of statistical significance, May 2013
Major occupational group Percent of total employment Mean hourly wage
United States Greenville United States Greenville Percent difference 1

Total, all occupations

100.0% 100.0% $22.33 $19.41* -13

Management

4.9 4.6* 53.15 47.53* -11

Business and financial operations

5.0 3.7* 34.14 29.62* -13

Computer and mathematical

2.8 2.2* 39.43 30.06* -24

Architecture and engineering

1.8 2.7* 38.51 37.12 -4

Life, physical, and social science

0.9 0.4* 33.37 23.69* -29

Community and social services

1.4 1.1* 21.50 18.13* -16

Legal

0.8 0.6* 47.89 51.19 7

Education, training, and library

6.3 5.3* 24.76 23.10 -7

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media

1.3 1.1* 26.72 21.96* -18

Healthcare practitioner and technical

5.8 5.4* 35.93 32.05* -11

Healthcare support

3.0 2.8 13.61 12.77* -6

Protective service

2.5 2.0* 20.92 14.70* -30

Food preparation and serving related

9.0 8.8 10.38 9.20* -11

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance

3.2 3.5 12.51 10.07* -20

Personal care and service

3.0 2.2* 11.88 10.66* -10

Sales and related

10.6 10.4 18.37 17.28* -6

Office and administrative support

16.2 16.0 16.78 15.18* -10

Farming, fishing, and forestry

0.3 0.1* 11.70 14.15* 21

Construction and extraction

3.8 3.0* 21.94 17.35* -21

Installation, maintenance, and repair

3.9 4.3* 21.35 19.94* -7

Production

6.6 12.7* 16.79 16.11 -4

Transportation and material moving

6.8 7.3 16.28 13.51* -17

1 A positive percent difference measures how much the mean wage in Greenville is above the national mean wage, while a negative difference reflects a lower wage.
* The percent share of employment or mean hourly wage for this area is significantly different from the national average of all areas at the 90-percent confidence level.
 

Location quotients allow us to explore the occupational make-up of a metropolitan area by comparing the composition of jobs in an area relative to the national average. (See table 1.) For example, a location quotient of 2.0 indicates that an occupation accounts for twice the share of employment in the area than it does nationally. In the Greenville-Mauldin-Easley Metropolitan Statistical Area, above average concentrations of employment were found in many of the occupations within the production group. For instance, textile knitting and weaving machine setters, operators, and tenders were employed at 22.3 times the national rate in Greenville, and team assemblers, at 4.9 times the U.S. average. On the other hand, metal and plastic cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders had a location quotient of 1.0 in Greenville, indicating that this particular occupation’s local and national employment shares were similar.

These statistics are from the Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) survey, a federal-state cooperative program between BLS and State Workforce Agencies, in this case, the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce.

OES wage and employment data for the 22 major occupational groups in the Greenville Metropolitan Statistical Area were compared to their respective national averages based on statistical significance testing. Only those occupations with wages or employment shares above or below the national wage or share after testing for significance at the 90-percent confidence level meet the criteria.

NOTE: A value that is statistically different from another does not necessarily mean that the difference has economic or practical significance. Statistical significance is concerned with the ability to make confident statements about a universe based on a sample. It is entirely possible that a large difference between two values is not significantly different statistically, while a small difference is, since both the size and heterogeneity of the sample affect the relative error of the data being tested.


Technical Note

The Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) survey is a semiannual mail survey measuring occupational employment and wage rates for wage and salary workers in nonfarm establishments in the United States. Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands are also surveyed, but their data are not included in the national estimates. OES estimates are constructed from a sample of about 1.2 million establishments. Forms are mailed to approximately 200,000 sampled establishments in May and November each year for a 3-year period. May 2013 estimates are based on responses from six semiannual panels collected in May 2013, November 2012, May 2012, November 2011, May 2011, and November 2010. The overall national response rate for the six panels is 75.3 percent based on establishments and 71.6 percent based on employment. The sample in the Greenville-Mauldin-Easley Metropolitan Statistical Area included 2,692 establishments with a response rate of 73 percent. For more information about OES concepts and methodology, go to www.bls.gov/news.release/ocwage.tn.htm.

The OES survey provides estimates of employment and hourly and annual wages for wage and salary workers in 22 major occupational groups and 821 detailed occupations for the nation, states, metropolitan statistical areas, metropolitan divisions, and nonmetropolitan areas. In addition, employment and wage estimates for 94 minor groups and 458 broad occupations are available in the national data. OES data by state and metropolitan/nonmetropolitan area are available from www.bls.gov/oes/current/oessrcst.htm and www.bls.gov/oes/current/oessrcma.htm, respectively.

The May 2013 OES estimates are based on the 2010 Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system and the 2012 North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). Information about the 2010 SOC is available on the BLS website at www.bls.gov/soc and information about the 2012 NAICS is available at www.bls.gov/bls/naics.htm.

Area definitions

The substate area data published in this release reflect the standards and definitions established by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget.

The Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, S.C. Metropolitan Statistical Area includes Greenville, Laurens and Pickens Counties.

Additional information

OES data are available on our regional web page at www.bls.gov/regions/southeast. Answers to frequently asked questions about the OES data are available at www.bls.gov/oes/oes_ques.htm. Detailed technical information about the OES survey is available in our Survey Methods and Reliability Statement on the BLS website at www.bls.gov/oes/2013/may/methods_statement.pdf. Information in this release will be made available to sensory impaired individuals upon request – Voice phone: 202-691-5200; Federal Relay Service: 800-877-8339.

Table 1. Employment and wage data from the Occupational Employment Statistics survey, by occupation, Greenville-Mauldin-Easley Metropolitan Statistical Area, May 2013
Occupation (1) Employment Mean wages
Level (2) Location quotient (3) Hourly Annual (4)

Production Occupations

38,480 1.9 $16.11 $33,510

First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers

2,030 1.5 27.34 56,870

Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers

620 1.3 13.53 28,140

Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters

(5) (5) 14.80 30,780

Team Assemblers

11,810 4.9 13.71 28,520

Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other

220 0.4 11.83 24,600

Bakers

260 0.7 10.33 21,490

Butchers and Meat Cutters

290 0.9 12.90 26,840

Slaughterers and Meat Packers

60 0.3 11.09 23,070

Food Batchmakers

120 0.5 13.14 27,320

Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic

860 2.7 18.65 38,800

Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic

70 1.3 24.45 50,870

Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

420 2.5 (5) (5)

Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

430 1.0 19.42 40,390

Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

90 2.0 29.39 61,130

Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

280 1.7 17.82 37,060

Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

80 0.9 16.30 33,900

Machinists

2,390 2.7 19.63 40,830

Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

520 1.8 13.51 28,090

Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

220 1.0 22.56 46,920

Tool and Die Makers

190 1.0 23.50 48,890

Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers

1,100 1.4 18.91 39,330

Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

130 1.1 17.98 37,390

Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

180 3.6 16.15 33,590

Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

80 1.0 15.92 33,120

Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners

40 1.4 18.56 38,610

Prepress Technicians and Workers

70 0.9 15.36 31,950

Printing Press Operators

730 1.9 17.28 35,940

Print Binding and Finishing Workers

80 0.6 13.52 28,130

Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers

480 1.1 8.98 18,680

Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials

110 1.0 8.93 18,570

Sewing Machine Operators

490 1.5 10.82 22,500

Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers

(5) (5) 15.16 31,530

Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders

210 7.8 12.11 25,200

Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

70 2.0 13.02 27,080

Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

1,130 22.3 14.27 29,670

Textile Winding, Twisting, and Drawing Out Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

(5) (5) 13.83 28,760

Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers

70 1.5 15.62 32,490

Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters

360 1.9 15.14 31,500

Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood

90 1.0 11.21 23,310

Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing

160 1.0 14.29 29,730

Power Plant Operators

50 0.5 26.51 55,140

Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators

(5) (5) 34.07 70,870

Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators

200 0.8 19.95 41,500

Chemical Plant and System Operators

350 4.0 21.90 45,550

Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders

200 1.5 19.06 39,650

Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

450 1.7 19.26 40,070

Cutters and Trimmers, Hand

(5) (5) 14.17 29,470

Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

170 1.2 22.12 46,020

Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders

40 0.9 15.87 33,010

Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers

1,920 1.8 16.83 35,000

Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians

170 2.6 13.36 27,780

Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders

1,550 1.8 13.13 27,300

Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

180 0.9 18.71 38,910

Painters, Transportation Equipment

100 1.0 20.52 42,680

Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers

50 1.5 14.03 29,180

Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators

60 0.7 10.83 22,530

Adhesive Bonding Machine Operators and Tenders

60 1.5 19.08 39,680

Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic

150 1.9 11.81 24,560

Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

160 0.7 15.62 32,490

Helpers--Production Workers

1,660 1.7 11.21 23,320

(1) For a complete listing of all detailed occupations in Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, see www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_24860.htm.
(2) 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.
(3) 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.
(4) 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.
(5) Estimate not released.
 

Last Modified Date: Friday, August 01, 2014

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Occupational Employment And Wages In Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, May 2013

Workers in the Greenville-Mauldin-Easley Metropolitan Statistical Area had an average (mean) hourly wage of $19.41 in May 2013, 13 percent below the nationwide average of $22.33, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Regional Commissioner Janet S. Rankin noted that, after testing for statistical significance, wages in the local area were significantly lower than their respective national averages in 17 of the 22 major occupational groups, including computer and mathematical, construction and extraction, and building and grounds cleaning and maintenance.

When compared to the nationwide distribution, local employment was more highly concentrated in 3 of the 22 occupational groups: production; architecture and engineering; and installation, maintenance, and repair. Conversely, 13 groups had employment shares significantly below their national representation, including business and financial operations; education, training, and library; and construction and extraction. (See table A and box note at end of release.)

One occupational group—production—was chosen to illustrate the diversity of data available for any of the 22 major occupational categories. Greenville-Mauldin-Easley had 38,480 jobs in production, accounting for 12.7 percent of local area employment, significantly higher than the 6.6-percent share nationally. The average hourly wage for this occupational group locally was $16.11, compared to the national wage of $16.79.

With employment of 11,810, team assemblers was the largest occupation within the production group, followed by machinists (2,390) and first-line supervisors of production and operating workers (2,030). Among the higher paying jobs were first-line supervisors of production and operating workers, and machinists, with mean hourly wages of $27.34 and $19.63, respectively. At the lower end of the wage scale were sewing machine operators ($10.82) and production workers helpers ($11.21). (Detailed occupational data for production are presented in table 1; for a complete listing of detailed occupations available go to www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_24860.htm.)

Table A. Occupational employment and wages by major occupational group, United States and the Greenville-Mauldin-Easley Metropolitan Statistical Area, and measures of statistical significance, May 2013
Major occupational group Percent of total employment Mean hourly wage
United States Greenville United States Greenville Percent difference 1

Total, all occupations

100.0% 100.0% $22.33 $19.41* -13

Management

4.9 4.6* 53.15 47.53* -11

Business and financial operations

5.0 3.7* 34.14 29.62* -13

Computer and mathematical

2.8 2.2* 39.43 30.06* -24

Architecture and engineering

1.8 2.7* 38.51 37.12 -4

Life, physical, and social science

0.9 0.4* 33.37 23.69* -29

Community and social services

1.4 1.1* 21.50 18.13* -16

Legal

0.8 0.6* 47.89 51.19 7

Education, training, and library

6.3 5.3* 24.76 23.10 -7

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media

1.3 1.1* 26.72 21.96* -18

Healthcare practitioner and technical

5.8 5.4* 35.93 32.05* -11

Healthcare support

3.0 2.8 13.61 12.77* -6

Protective service

2.5 2.0* 20.92 14.70* -30

Food preparation and serving related

9.0 8.8 10.38 9.20* -11

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance

3.2 3.5 12.51 10.07* -20

Personal care and service

3.0 2.2* 11.88 10.66* -10

Sales and related

10.6 10.4 18.37 17.28* -6

Office and administrative support

16.2 16.0 16.78 15.18* -10

Farming, fishing, and forestry

0.3 0.1* 11.70 14.15* 21

Construction and extraction

3.8 3.0* 21.94 17.35* -21

Installation, maintenance, and repair

3.9 4.3* 21.35 19.94* -7

Production

6.6 12.7* 16.79 16.11 -4

Transportation and material moving

6.8 7.3 16.28 13.51* -17

1 A positive percent difference measures how much the mean wage in Greenville is above the national mean wage, while a negative difference reflects a lower wage.
* The percent share of employment or mean hourly wage for this area is significantly different from the national average of all areas at the 90-percent confidence level.
 

Location quotients allow us to explore the occupational make-up of a metropolitan area by comparing the composition of jobs in an area relative to the national average. (See table 1.) For example, a location quotient of 2.0 indicates that an occupation accounts for twice the share of employment in the area than it does nationally. In the Greenville-Mauldin-Easley Metropolitan Statistical Area, above average concentrations of employment were found in many of the occupations within the production group. For instance, textile knitting and weaving machine setters, operators, and tenders were employed at 22.3 times the national rate in Greenville, and team assemblers, at 4.9 times the U.S. average. On the other hand, metal and plastic cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders had a location quotient of 1.0 in Greenville, indicating that this particular occupation’s local and national employment shares were similar.

These statistics are from the Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) survey, a federal-state cooperative program between BLS and State Workforce Agencies, in this case, the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce.

OES wage and employment data for the 22 major occupational groups in the Greenville Metropolitan Statistical Area were compared to their respective national averages based on statistical significance testing. Only those occupations with wages or employment shares above or below the national wage or share after testing for significance at the 90-percent confidence level meet the criteria.

NOTE: A value that is statistically different from another does not necessarily mean that the difference has economic or practical significance. Statistical significance is concerned with the ability to make confident statements about a universe based on a sample. It is entirely possible that a large difference between two values is not significantly different statistically, while a small difference is, since both the size and heterogeneity of the sample affect the relative error of the data being tested.


Technical Note

The Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) survey is a semiannual mail survey measuring occupational employment and wage rates for wage and salary workers in nonfarm establishments in the United States. Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands are also surveyed, but their data are not included in the national estimates. OES estimates are constructed from a sample of about 1.2 million establishments. Forms are mailed to approximately 200,000 sampled establishments in May and November each year for a 3-year period. May 2013 estimates are based on responses from six semiannual panels collected in May 2013, November 2012, May 2012, November 2011, May 2011, and November 2010. The overall national response rate for the six panels is 75.3 percent based on establishments and 71.6 percent based on employment. The sample in the Greenville-Mauldin-Easley Metropolitan Statistical Area included 2,692 establishments with a response rate of 73 percent. For more information about OES concepts and methodology, go to www.bls.gov/news.release/ocwage.tn.htm.

The OES survey provides estimates of employment and hourly and annual wages for wage and salary workers in 22 major occupational groups and 821 detailed occupations for the nation, states, metropolitan statistical areas, metropolitan divisions, and nonmetropolitan areas. In addition, employment and wage estimates for 94 minor groups and 458 broad occupations are available in the national data. OES data by state and metropolitan/nonmetropolitan area are available from www.bls.gov/oes/current/oessrcst.htm and www.bls.gov/oes/current/oessrcma.htm, respectively.

The May 2013 OES estimates are based on the 2010 Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system and the 2012 North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). Information about the 2010 SOC is available on the BLS website at www.bls.gov/soc and information about the 2012 NAICS is available at www.bls.gov/bls/naics.htm.

Area definitions

The substate area data published in this release reflect the standards and definitions established by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget.

The Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, S.C. Metropolitan Statistical Area includes Greenville, Laurens and Pickens Counties.

Additional information

OES data are available on our regional web page at www.bls.gov/regions/southeast. Answers to frequently asked questions about the OES data are available at www.bls.gov/oes/oes_ques.htm. Detailed technical information about the OES survey is available in our Survey Methods and Reliability Statement on the BLS website at www.bls.gov/oes/2013/may/methods_statement.pdf. Information in this release will be made available to sensory impaired individuals upon request – Voice phone: 202-691-5200; Federal Relay Service: 800-877-8339.

Table 1. Employment and wage data from the Occupational Employment Statistics survey, by occupation, Greenville-Mauldin-Easley Metropolitan Statistical Area, May 2013
Occupation (1) Employment Mean wages
Level (2) Location quotient (3) Hourly Annual (4)

Production Occupations

38,480 1.9 $16.11 $33,510

First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers

2,030 1.5 27.34 56,870

Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers

620 1.3 13.53 28,140

Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters

(5) (5) 14.80 30,780

Team Assemblers

11,810 4.9 13.71 28,520

Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other

220 0.4 11.83 24,600

Bakers

260 0.7 10.33 21,490

Butchers and Meat Cutters

290 0.9 12.90 26,840

Slaughterers and Meat Packers

60 0.3 11.09 23,070

Food Batchmakers

120 0.5 13.14 27,320

Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic

860 2.7 18.65 38,800

Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic

70 1.3 24.45 50,870

Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

420 2.5 (5) (5)

Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

430 1.0 19.42 40,390

Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

90 2.0 29.39 61,130

Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

280 1.7 17.82 37,060

Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

80 0.9 16.30 33,900

Machinists

2,390 2.7 19.63 40,830

Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

520 1.8 13.51 28,090

Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

220 1.0 22.56 46,920

Tool and Die Makers

190 1.0 23.50 48,890

Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers

1,100 1.4 18.91 39,330

Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

130 1.1 17.98 37,390

Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

180 3.6 16.15 33,590

Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

80 1.0 15.92 33,120

Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners

40 1.4 18.56 38,610

Prepress Technicians and Workers

70 0.9 15.36 31,950

Printing Press Operators

730 1.9 17.28 35,940

Print Binding and Finishing Workers

80 0.6 13.52 28,130

Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers

480 1.1 8.98 18,680

Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials

110 1.0 8.93 18,570

Sewing Machine Operators

490 1.5 10.82 22,500

Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers

(5) (5) 15.16 31,530

Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders

210 7.8 12.11 25,200

Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

70 2.0 13.02 27,080

Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

1,130 22.3 14.27 29,670

Textile Winding, Twisting, and Drawing Out Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

(5) (5) 13.83 28,760

Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers

70 1.5 15.62 32,490

Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters

360 1.9 15.14 31,500

Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood

90 1.0 11.21 23,310

Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing

160 1.0 14.29 29,730

Power Plant Operators

50 0.5 26.51 55,140

Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators

(5) (5) 34.07 70,870

Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators

200 0.8 19.95 41,500

Chemical Plant and System Operators

350 4.0 21.90 45,550

Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders

200 1.5 19.06 39,650

Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

450 1.7 19.26 40,070

Cutters and Trimmers, Hand

(5) (5) 14.17 29,470

Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

170 1.2 22.12 46,020

Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders

40 0.9 15.87 33,010

Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers

1,920 1.8 16.83 35,000

Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians

170 2.6 13.36 27,780

Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders

1,550 1.8 13.13 27,300

Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

180 0.9 18.71 38,910

Painters, Transportation Equipment

100 1.0 20.52 42,680

Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers

50 1.5 14.03 29,180

Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators

60 0.7 10.83 22,530

Adhesive Bonding Machine Operators and Tenders

60 1.5 19.08 39,680

Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic

150 1.9 11.81 24,560

Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

160 0.7 15.62 32,490

Helpers--Production Workers

1,660 1.7 11.21 23,320

(1) For a complete listing of all detailed occupations in Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, see www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_24860.htm.
(2) 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.
(3) 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.
(4) 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.
(5) Estimate not released.
 

Last Modified Date: Friday, August 01, 2014