Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

51-6061 Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders

Operate or tend machines to bleach, shrink, wash, dye, or finish textiles or synthetic or glass fibers.


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)
12,700 4.8 % $11.89 $24,720 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.47 $9.21 $11.04 $13.95 $16.88
Annual Wage (2) $17,620 $19,160 $22,970 $29,010 $35,120


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)
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills 8,140 22.70 $11.45 $23,820
Textile Furnishings Mills 1,570 2.66 $12.99 $27,020
Fabric Mills 1,210 2.32 $13.37 $27,820
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills 400 1.42 $12.36 $25,700
Apparel Knitting Mills 390 2.32 $10.85 $22,580

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills 8,140 22.70 $11.45 $23,820
Leather and Hide Tanning and Finishing 200 6.01 $10.54 $21,920
Textile Furnishings Mills 1,570 2.66 $12.99 $27,020
Apparel Knitting Mills 390 2.32 $10.85 $22,580
Fabric Mills 1,210 2.32 $13.37 $27,820

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Fabric Mills 1,210 2.32 $13.37 $27,820
Other Textile Product Mills 100 0.16 $13.36 $27,790
Textile Furnishings Mills 1,570 2.66 $12.99 $27,020
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills 400 1.42 $12.36 $25,700
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing 190 0.15 $12.11 $25,190


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 3,620 0.26 2.59 $9.78 $20,350
North Carolina 2,300 0.61 6.10 $11.57 $24,070
Georgia 1,910 0.51 5.09 $12.79 $26,610
South Carolina 820 0.47 4.67 $13.06 $27,160
Alabama 600 0.33 3.31 $12.10 $25,180




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)
North Carolina 2,300 0.61 6.10 $11.57 $24,070
Georgia 1,910 0.51 5.09 $12.79 $26,610
South Carolina 820 0.47 4.67 $13.06 $27,160
Rhode Island 200 0.45 4.45 $14.47 $30,090
Alabama 600 0.33 3.31 $12.10 $25,180




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 80 0.05 0.52 $17.32 $36,030
Ohio (8) (8) (8) $16.68 $34,700
Massachusetts 240 0.08 0.78 $14.59 $30,350
Rhode Island 200 0.45 4.45 $14.47 $30,090
Pennsylvania 340 0.06 0.63 $14.00 $29,130

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 3,110 0.81 8.15 $9.78 $20,340
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 670 4.85 48.50 $10.74 $22,350
Dalton, GA 630 9.91 99.13 $13.73 $28,560
Greensboro-High Point, NC 530 1.59 15.95 $12.01 $24,970
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 430 0.31 3.14 $9.42 $19,600
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 430 0.09 0.85 $13.13 $27,310
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 300 0.14 1.35 $14.15 $29,430
Burlington, NC 180 3.33 33.31 $10.14 $21,100
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC 160 0.57 5.70 $11.99 $24,930
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 150 0.09 0.85 $14.90 $31,000




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 630 9.91 99.13 $13.73 $28,560
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 670 4.85 48.50 $10.74 $22,350
Burlington, NC 180 3.33 33.31 $10.14 $21,100
Greensboro-High Point, NC 530 1.59 15.95 $12.01 $24,970
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,110 0.81 8.15 $9.78 $20,340
Winston-Salem, NC 140 0.72 7.23 $13.43 $27,930
Chattanooga, TN-GA 140 0.65 6.52 $11.32 $23,540
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC 160 0.57 5.70 $11.99 $24,930
Reading, PA 70 0.46 4.61 $14.73 $30,640
Spartanburg, SC 50 0.44 4.40 $13.36 $27,790




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 Haven, CT 30 0.13 1.27 $19.98 $41,560
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC 90 0.33 3.29 $18.68 $38,850
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 150 0.09 0.85 $14.90 $31,000
Columbia, SC (8) (8) (8) $14.78 $30,740
Reading, PA 70 0.46 4.61 $14.73 $30,640
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA (8) (8) (8) $14.25 $29,640
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 300 0.14 1.35 $14.15 $29,430
Dalton, GA 630 9.91 99.13 $13.73 $28,560
Winston-Salem, NC 140 0.72 7.23 $13.43 $27,930
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 40 0.04 0.40 $13.39 $27,860

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 370 2.50 25.02 $11.84 $24,630
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 310 1.28 12.77 $11.94 $24,840
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 270 2.59 25.96 $13.40 $27,870
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 210 1.58 15.77 $13.80 $28,710
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 90 0.31 3.09 $10.73 $22,330

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)
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 270 2.59 25.96 $13.40 $27,870
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 370 2.50 25.02 $11.84 $24,630
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 210 1.58 15.77 $13.80 $28,710
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 310 1.28 12.77 $11.94 $24,840
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.77 7.66 $11.84 $24,620

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)
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 210 1.58 15.77 $13.80 $28,710
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 270 2.59 25.96 $13.40 $27,870
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 310 1.28 12.77 $11.94 $24,840
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 370 2.50 25.02 $11.84 $24,630
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.77 7.66 $11.84 $24,620


About May 2010 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 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011