Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

51-6063 Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Set up, operate, or tend machines that knit, loop, weave, or draw in textiles. Excludes "Sewing Machine Operators" (51-6031).


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)
21,190 3.2 % $12.68 $26,360 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.70 $10.26 $12.44 $14.49 $17.11
Annual Wage (2) $18,090 $21,330 $25,870 $30,130 $35,580


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)
Fabric Mills 11,360 21.78 $13.07 $27,180
Textile Furnishings Mills 4,010 6.77 $12.82 $26,670
Apparel Knitting Mills 2,610 15.64 $11.04 $22,970
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills 1,420 4.98 $12.33 $25,650
Other Textile Product Mills 550 0.88 $11.99 $24,940

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Fabric Mills 11,360 21.78 $13.07 $27,180
Apparel Knitting Mills 2,610 15.64 $11.04 $22,970
Textile Furnishings Mills 4,010 6.77 $12.82 $26,670
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills 1,420 4.98 $12.33 $25,650
Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing 250 1.92 $11.32 $23,540

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rubber Product Manufacturing 50 0.04 $14.71 $30,600
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers 90 0.06 $13.53 $28,140
Fabric Mills 11,360 21.78 $13.07 $27,180
Textile Furnishings Mills 4,010 6.77 $12.82 $26,670
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills 230 0.65 $12.66 $26,330


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)
North Carolina 5,150 1.37 8.19 $12.29 $25,560
Georgia 5,110 1.36 8.18 $12.79 $26,600
South Carolina 2,670 1.53 9.16 $13.46 $28,000
California 1,280 0.09 0.55 $12.48 $25,960
Alabama 1,190 0.66 3.95 $12.41 $25,820




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)
South Carolina 2,670 1.53 9.16 $13.46 $28,000
North Carolina 5,150 1.37 8.19 $12.29 $25,560
Georgia 5,110 1.36 8.18 $12.79 $26,600
Rhode Island 340 0.76 4.55 $11.25 $23,390
Alabama 1,190 0.66 3.95 $12.41 $25,820




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wisconsin 330 0.13 0.76 $22.89 $47,620
Washington 30 0.01 0.07 $15.23 $31,680
Florida 70 0.01 0.06 $14.74 $30,660
Connecticut 50 0.03 0.19 $14.14 $29,410
South Carolina 2,670 1.53 9.16 $13.46 $28,000

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)
Dalton, GA 2,290 36.13 216.73 $12.23 $25,430
Greensboro-High Point, NC 1,090 3.25 19.47 $12.51 $26,030
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 740 0.19 1.16 $11.99 $24,930
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 620 0.28 1.70 $14.23 $29,590
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 600 4.33 25.99 $12.18 $25,340
Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, NC-SC 520 0.64 3.85 $12.40 $25,800
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC 520 1.80 10.82 $12.56 $26,120
Burlington, NC 480 8.85 53.10 $11.26 $23,420
Spartanburg, SC 470 4.17 25.00 $12.96 $26,950
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 370 1.85 11.09 $14.50 $30,170




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 2,290 36.13 216.73 $12.23 $25,430
Burlington, NC 480 8.85 53.10 $11.26 $23,420
Anderson, SC 370 6.57 39.44 $14.00 $29,120
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 600 4.33 25.99 $12.18 $25,340
Spartanburg, SC 470 4.17 25.00 $12.96 $26,950
Greensboro-High Point, NC 1,090 3.25 19.47 $12.51 $26,030
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 370 1.85 11.09 $14.50 $30,170
Columbus, GA-AL 200 1.80 10.82 $11.51 $23,940
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC 520 1.80 10.82 $12.56 $26,120
Rome, GA 50 1.33 7.99 $12.12 $25,200




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)
Durham, NC 130 0.50 2.99 $17.82 $37,060
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 110 0.07 0.40 $16.09 $33,470
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC 150 0.56 3.36 $16.08 $33,440
Reading, PA 120 0.76 4.57 $15.83 $32,930
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 370 1.85 11.09 $14.50 $30,170
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 620 0.28 1.70 $14.23 $29,590
Anderson, SC 370 6.57 39.44 $14.00 $29,120
Columbia, SC 100 0.29 1.74 $13.81 $28,730
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 60 0.05 0.31 $13.70 $28,500
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 140 0.04 0.24 $13.70 $28,490

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)
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 970 3.34 20.06 $12.34 $25,660
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 750 5.56 33.34 $11.43 $23,770
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 710 4.79 28.71 $12.33 $25,650
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 560 2.33 13.99 $11.89 $24,730
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 510 4.91 29.48 $13.41 $27,900

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 Alabama nonmetropolitan area 750 5.56 33.34 $11.43 $23,770
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 510 4.91 29.48 $13.41 $27,900
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 710 4.79 28.71 $12.33 $25,650
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 970 3.34 20.06 $12.34 $25,660
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area 180 2.63 15.76 $10.92 $22,700

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)
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 130 0.57 3.41 $14.79 $30,750
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $13.80 $28,710
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 510 4.91 29.48 $13.41 $27,900
Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 50 0.85 5.08 $13.10 $27,250
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 970 3.34 20.06 $12.34 $25,660


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:

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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