Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
11,680 5.1 % $12.36 $25,710 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.80 $9.92 $11.78 $14.47 $17.11
Annual Wage (2) $18,300 $20,640 $24,500 $30,090 $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)
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills 7,530 23.09 $12.05 $25,070
Fabric Mills 1,440 2.58 $12.41 $25,820
Textile Furnishings Mills 1,290 2.47 $13.94 $28,990
Apparel Knitting Mills 350 2.84 $11.52 $23,970
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills 290 1.05 $13.32 $27,700

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 7,530 23.09 $12.05 $25,070
Leather and Hide Tanning and Finishing 130 3.62 $13.07 $27,190
Apparel Knitting Mills 350 2.84 $11.52 $23,970
Fabric Mills 1,440 2.58 $12.41 $25,820
Textile Furnishings Mills 1,290 2.47 $13.94 $28,990

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Textile Furnishings Mills 1,290 2.47 $13.94 $28,990
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills 290 1.05 $13.32 $27,700
Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing (8) (8) $13.28 $27,620
Leather and Hide Tanning and Finishing 130 3.62 $13.07 $27,190
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing 90 0.08 $12.51 $26,030


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 2,470 0.17 1.91 $11.70 $24,340
North Carolina 2,430 0.62 6.99 $12.08 $25,130
Georgia 1,970 0.51 5.76 $12.86 $26,760
South Carolina 960 0.52 5.94 $11.40 $23,710
Alabama 430 0.23 2.65 $12.85 $26,720




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)
Rhode Island 310 0.68 7.68 $15.99 $33,260
North Carolina 2,430 0.62 6.99 $12.08 $25,130
South Carolina 960 0.52 5.94 $11.40 $23,710
Georgia 1,970 0.51 5.76 $12.86 $26,760
Alabama 430 0.23 2.65 $12.85 $26,720




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 260 0.08 0.91 $16.03 $33,340
Rhode Island 310 0.68 7.68 $15.99 $33,260
Maine 50 0.09 1.05 $13.81 $28,730
Utah 60 0.05 0.51 $12.87 $26,760
Georgia 1,970 0.51 5.76 $12.86 $26,760





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 2,120 0.53 6.07 $11.71 $24,360
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 520 3.65 41.45 $12.61 $26,230
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 430 0.80 9.06 $15.98 $33,240
Greensboro-High Point, NC 420 1.22 13.83 $12.70 $26,420
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 410 0.18 1.99 $13.55 $28,170
Dalton, GA 380 6.17 70.11 $14.41 $29,960
Burlington, NC 300 5.45 61.89 $10.76 $22,370
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 250 0.29 3.27 $11.71 $24,360
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 220 0.15 1.74 $11.21 $23,310
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 220 0.04 0.47 $12.48 $25,960




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 380 6.17 70.11 $14.41 $29,960
Burlington, NC 300 5.45 61.89 $10.76 $22,370
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 520 3.65 41.45 $12.61 $26,230
Greensboro-High Point, NC 420 1.22 13.83 $12.70 $26,420
Spartanburg, SC 140 1.12 12.77 $9.89 $20,570
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 430 0.80 9.06 $15.98 $33,240
Chattanooga, TN-GA 180 0.78 8.90 $10.45 $21,730
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC 210 0.69 7.79 $12.11 $25,200
Winston-Salem, NC 110 0.55 6.25 $13.20 $27,450
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,120 0.53 6.07 $11.71 $24,360




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)
Reading, PA 30 0.19 2.11 $16.65 $34,620
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 430 0.80 9.06 $15.98 $33,240
Dalton, GA 380 6.17 70.11 $14.41 $29,960
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 410 0.18 1.99 $13.55 $28,170
Winston-Salem, NC 110 0.55 6.25 $13.20 $27,450
Raleigh-Cary, NC 30 0.06 0.66 $12.92 $26,870
Greensboro-High Point, NC 420 1.22 13.83 $12.70 $26,420
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 520 3.65 41.45 $12.61 $26,230
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 220 0.04 0.47 $12.48 $25,960
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $12.30 $25,580

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 500 3.28 37.23 $12.15 $25,270
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 340 2.48 28.13 $12.84 $26,710
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 300 1.19 13.53 $11.61 $24,150
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 240 0.80 9.09 (8) (8)
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 220 1.65 18.73 $14.07 $29,270

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 500 3.28 37.23 $12.15 $25,270
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 340 2.48 28.13 $12.84 $26,710
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 220 1.65 18.73 $14.07 $29,270
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 300 1.19 13.53 $11.61 $24,150
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 160 0.88 10.03 $11.88 $24,710

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)
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 60 0.43 4.90 $15.07 $31,350
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 220 1.65 18.73 $14.07 $29,270
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 340 2.48 28.13 $12.84 $26,710
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $12.55 $26,100
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 500 3.28 37.23 $12.15 $25,270


About May 2013 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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014