Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
21,110 2.6 % $12.96 $26,950 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.85 $10.42 $12.76 $15.00 $17.56
Annual Wage (2) $18,400 $21,670 $26,540 $31,200 $36,510


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 12,900 23.04 $13.16 $27,370
Textile Furnishings Mills 3,680 7.00 $13.60 $28,280
Apparel Knitting Mills 2,260 17.05 $10.88 $22,630
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills 780 2.78 $12.52 $26,050
Other Textile Product Mills 590 0.91 $12.73 $26,470

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 12,900 23.04 $13.16 $27,370
Apparel Knitting Mills 2,260 17.05 $10.88 $22,630
Textile Furnishings Mills 3,680 7.00 $13.60 $28,280
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills 780 2.78 $12.52 $26,050
Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing 130 1.10 $12.03 $25,020

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers 70 0.05 $14.94 $31,080
Textile Furnishings Mills 3,680 7.00 $13.60 $28,280
Fabric Mills 12,900 23.04 $13.16 $27,370
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills 290 0.87 $13.06 $27,160
Other Textile Product Mills 590 0.91 $12.73 $26,470


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)
Georgia 4,630 1.21 7.50 $13.70 $28,500
North Carolina 4,290 1.11 6.83 $11.95 $24,860
South Carolina 3,290 1.83 11.29 $13.90 $28,920
California 1,100 0.08 0.48 $10.39 $21,620
Virginia 1,070 0.30 1.84 $13.08 $27,200




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 3,290 1.83 11.29 $13.90 $28,920
Georgia 4,630 1.21 7.50 $13.70 $28,500
North Carolina 4,290 1.11 6.83 $11.95 $24,860
Alabama 1,000 0.55 3.37 $12.32 $25,630
Rhode Island 230 0.51 3.13 $11.20 $23,300




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wisconsin 190 0.07 0.45 $20.45 $42,530
Utah 80 0.07 0.43 $15.60 $32,460
New Hampshire 210 0.35 2.13 $15.38 $31,990
Pennsylvania 910 0.16 1.01 $14.45 $30,050
Ohio 130 0.03 0.16 $14.06 $29,250





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 1,610 25.73 158.83 $12.63 $26,270
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 890 0.23 1.41 $9.79 $20,370
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC 860 2.88 17.75 $14.21 $29,560
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 650 0.29 1.78 $15.04 $31,290
Anderson, SC 640 11.19 69.08 $14.21 $29,560
Greensboro-High Point, NC 590 1.71 10.58 $12.39 $25,770
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 580 4.06 25.04 $12.14 $25,260
Spartanburg, SC 530 4.63 28.59 $13.29 $27,640
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 530 0.62 3.82 $13.37 $27,800
Burlington, NC 460 8.16 50.36 $11.27 $23,440




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 1,610 25.73 158.83 $12.63 $26,270
Anderson, SC 640 11.19 69.08 $14.21 $29,560
Burlington, NC 460 8.16 50.36 $11.27 $23,440
Spartanburg, SC 530 4.63 28.59 $13.29 $27,640
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 580 4.06 25.04 $12.14 $25,260
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC 860 2.88 17.75 $14.21 $29,560
Greensboro-High Point, NC 590 1.71 10.58 $12.39 $25,770
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 390 0.72 4.42 $11.82 $24,590
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 530 0.62 3.82 $13.37 $27,800
Reading, PA 100 0.61 3.78 (8) (8)




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)
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 50 0.05 0.34 $15.33 $31,880
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 650 0.29 1.78 $15.04 $31,290
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 60 0.04 0.22 $14.92 $31,030
Columbia, SC 140 0.42 2.57 $14.23 $29,600
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC 860 2.88 17.75 $14.21 $29,560
Anderson, SC 640 11.19 69.08 $14.21 $29,560
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 50 0.01 0.08 $14.03 $29,190
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 250 0.14 0.83 $13.73 $28,550
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT (8) (8) (8) $13.66 $28,410
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 150 0.11 0.66 $13.63 $28,340

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 990 6.63 40.91 $13.34 $27,750
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 860 3.44 21.24 $11.95 $24,860
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 660 4.85 29.96 $12.39 $25,760
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 660 2.26 13.95 $11.78 $24,510
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 650 4.98 30.72 $14.97 $31,130

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)
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 990 6.63 40.91 $13.34 $27,750
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 650 4.98 30.72 $14.97 $31,130
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 660 4.85 29.96 $12.39 $25,760
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 440 4.10 25.32 $14.16 $29,450
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 860 3.44 21.24 $11.95 $24,860

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 70 0.30 1.86 $16.60 $34,540
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 260 1.82 11.24 $15.38 $31,980
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 650 4.98 30.72 $14.97 $31,130
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 50 0.26 1.61 $14.62 $30,410
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 210 1.13 6.99 $14.28 $29,690


About May 2012 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 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013