Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
13,740 3.2 % $12.82 $26,650 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.57 $9.59 $11.79 $14.90 $18.73
Annual Wage (2) $17,830 $19,940 $24,530 $30,990 $38,950


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 2,230 0.43 $11.84 $24,630
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing 1,560 1.25 $10.91 $22,690
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing 1,280 0.59 $14.84 $30,870
Rubber Product Manufacturing 950 0.74 $13.55 $28,190
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 810 0.30 $12.81 $26,640

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing 200 1.65 $10.78 $22,410
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing 1,560 1.25 $10.91 $22,690
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 670 0.98 $16.54 $34,410
Other Textile Product Mills 630 0.97 $10.98 $22,840
Textile Furnishings Mills 480 0.91 $11.36 $23,640

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) $22.79 $47,400
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 40 0.01 $17.50 $36,400
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 670 0.98 $16.54 $34,410
Building Finishing Contractors 120 0.02 $16.36 $34,040
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing 30 0.01 $16.13 $33,540


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 2,520 0.18 1.67 $11.19 $23,270
North Carolina 1,380 0.36 3.37 $14.54 $30,240
Texas 830 0.08 0.74 $10.91 $22,680
Tennessee 680 0.25 2.41 $13.18 $27,410
Georgia 670 0.18 1.66 $11.94 $24,830




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 1,380 0.36 3.37 $14.54 $30,240
Vermont 80 0.28 2.66 $17.59 $36,580
Mississippi 290 0.27 2.53 $13.46 $28,000
Tennessee 680 0.25 2.41 $13.18 $27,410
Kansas 320 0.24 2.28 $12.22 $25,420




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Vermont 80 0.28 2.66 $17.59 $36,580
New York 640 0.07 0.71 $16.78 $34,900
New Hampshire 50 0.09 0.85 $16.67 $34,670
Massachusetts 200 0.06 0.59 $15.76 $32,780
North Carolina 1,380 0.36 3.37 $14.54 $30,240





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 1,390 0.36 3.41 $10.59 $22,030
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 650 4.51 42.80 $16.13 $33,550
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 370 0.07 0.68 $17.10 $35,570
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 350 0.25 2.35 $11.86 $24,670
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 210 0.10 0.94 $10.48 $21,790
Greensboro-High Point, NC 210 0.61 5.74 $13.27 $27,590
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 200 0.09 0.82 $13.10 $27,250
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 190 0.05 0.50 $14.75 $30,690
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 180 0.07 0.64 $11.66 $24,250
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 160 0.16 1.54 $12.85 $26,730




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 650 4.51 42.80 $16.13 $33,550
Dalton, GA 150 2.37 22.50 $8.99 $18,700
Greensboro-High Point, NC 210 0.61 5.74 $13.27 $27,590
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,390 0.36 3.41 $10.59 $22,030
Green Bay, WI 50 0.31 2.97 $13.41 $27,880
Holland-Grand Haven, MI 30 0.30 2.84 $15.53 $32,310
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 100 0.30 2.82 $14.16 $29,450
Akron, OH 90 0.29 2.71 $13.52 $28,130
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 350 0.25 2.35 $11.86 $24,670
Wichita, KS 70 0.24 2.26 $14.33 $29,800




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)
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 110 0.20 1.88 $21.46 $44,650
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 370 0.07 0.68 $17.10 $35,570
Springfield, MA-CT 40 0.14 1.30 $16.76 $34,860
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 650 4.51 42.80 $16.13 $33,550
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 80 0.05 0.45 $15.95 $33,170
Stockton, CA (8) (8) (8) $15.72 $32,690
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 90 0.24 2.26 $15.56 $32,350
Holland-Grand Haven, MI 30 0.30 2.84 $15.53 $32,310
St. Louis, MO-IL 60 0.05 0.46 $14.77 $30,720
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 190 0.05 0.50 $14.75 $30,690

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 260 1.21 11.43 $13.95 $29,020
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 220 0.58 5.53 $11.36 $23,620
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 190 1.27 12.00 $12.94 $26,920
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 170 0.59 5.58 $13.31 $27,690
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 100 0.39 3.66 $12.43 $25,860

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 190 1.27 12.00 $12.94 $26,920
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 260 1.21 11.43 $13.95 $29,020
Northwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 50 0.84 7.96 $13.90 $28,910
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 100 0.64 6.04 $14.60 $30,370
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 40 0.60 5.65 $19.67 $40,910

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 Vermont nonmetropolitan area 40 0.60 5.65 $19.67 $40,910
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 30 0.34 3.25 $15.15 $31,500
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 50 0.25 2.33 $14.67 $30,520
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 100 0.64 6.04 $14.60 $30,370
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $14.38 $29,920


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