Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials

Press or shape articles by hand or machine.


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)
48,340 2.9 % $10.40 $21,640 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.22 $8.92 $9.84 $11.57 $13.87
Annual Wage (2) $17,090 $18,560 $20,470 $24,050 $28,850


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)
Drycleaning and Laundry Services 42,640 14.17 $10.32 $21,470
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing 1,400 1.24 $11.28 $23,460
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills 1,000 3.08 $11.13 $23,150
Employment Services 950 0.03 $10.45 $21,740
Other Textile Product Mills 400 0.63 $10.74 $22,330

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Drycleaning and Laundry Services 42,640 14.17 $10.32 $21,470
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills 1,000 3.08 $11.13 $23,150
Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing 270 2.30 $10.44 $21,720
Apparel Knitting Mills 290 2.26 $10.21 $21,250
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing 1,400 1.24 $11.28 $23,460

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 50 0.04 $12.99 $27,010
Fabric Mills 180 0.32 $12.67 $26,350
Other Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing 30 0.28 $12.14 $25,250
Other Support Services (8) (8) $11.44 $23,800
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing 1,400 1.24 $11.28 $23,460


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)
Texas 6,760 0.58 1.67 $9.19 $19,120
California 6,530 0.42 1.20 $11.13 $23,150
Florida 3,670 0.46 1.32 $10.49 $21,820
New York 2,560 0.28 0.81 $10.71 $22,270
Ohio 2,220 0.42 1.20 $10.36 $21,550



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)
Hawaii 650 1.05 3.01 $10.93 $22,740
Rhode Island 350 0.74 2.13 $11.33 $23,560
South Carolina 1,160 0.60 1.72 $9.68 $20,140
Mississippi 660 0.59 1.69 $9.17 $19,080
Texas 6,760 0.58 1.67 $9.19 $19,120



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 810 0.27 0.77 $13.68 $28,450
Massachusetts 860 0.25 0.72 $13.10 $27,240
Colorado 690 0.28 0.80 $11.99 $24,940
Maryland 620 0.24 0.68 $11.93 $24,820
Connecticut 730 0.44 1.26 $11.74 $24,420




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)
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,320 0.36 1.02 $10.25 $21,310
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,120 0.52 1.47 $10.53 $21,910
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,740 0.59 1.69 $8.66 $18,020
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,220 0.53 1.50 $9.50 $19,750
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 970 0.94 2.68 $10.15 $21,120
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 930 0.85 2.42 $10.45 $21,740
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 900 0.36 1.03 $9.84 $20,470
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 890 0.48 1.36 $11.39 $23,690
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 820 0.87 2.48 $9.64 $20,050
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 740 0.95 2.71 $10.81 $22,480



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)
New Bedford, MA 200 3.21 9.15 $15.73 $32,710
Sumter, SC 70 2.09 5.98 $9.24 $19,220
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 260 2.05 5.85 $10.97 $22,810
Wichita Falls, TX 90 1.58 4.50 $8.34 $17,340
Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY 60 1.21 3.46 $10.40 $21,630
Midland, TX 110 1.13 3.22 $11.64 $24,210
Amarillo, TX 130 1.12 3.20 $9.27 $19,270
Corpus Christi, TX 190 1.02 2.91 $8.35 $17,360
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 740 0.95 2.71 $10.81 $22,480
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 970 0.94 2.68 $10.15 $21,120



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)
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY (8) (8) (8) $17.21 $35,790
New Bedford, MA 200 3.21 9.15 $15.73 $32,710
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 540 0.35 1.00 $14.79 $30,760
Haverhill-Newburyport-Amesbury Town, MA-NH NECTA Division 40 0.57 1.62 $13.97 $29,060
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 360 0.35 1.01 $13.54 $28,170
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division (8) (8) (8) $13.47 $28,030
Evansville, IN-KY 90 0.57 1.62 $12.97 $26,970
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 120 0.22 0.63 $12.96 $26,950
St. Cloud, MN 50 0.46 1.32 $12.78 $26,580
St. Louis, MO-IL 300 0.23 0.64 $12.75 $26,520

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)
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 210 0.84 2.39 $9.82 $20,420
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 150 0.60 1.71 $9.78 $20,350
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 140 0.95 2.72 $9.49 $19,740
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 130 0.49 1.39 $9.03 $18,780
Northwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 130 1.29 3.68 $8.30 $17,260

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)
Northwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 130 1.29 3.68 $8.30 $17,260
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area 80 1.01 2.88 $9.23 $19,200
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 140 0.95 2.72 $9.49 $19,740
Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 50 0.84 2.40 $8.33 $17,320
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 210 0.84 2.39 $9.82 $20,420

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)
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 60 0.18 0.52 $12.29 $25,560
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 30 0.22 0.64 $12.11 $25,200
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 0.66 $11.55 $24,020
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 30 0.22 0.62 $11.35 $23,600
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 70 0.26 0.75 $11.15 $23,190


About May 2015 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 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 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016