Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
11,630 4.5 % $13.30 $27,660 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.35 $10.48 $12.66 $15.59 $18.37
Annual Wage (2) $19,450 $21,800 $26,340 $32,430 $38,200


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 23.30 $12.93 $26,880
Fabric Mills 1,410 2.52 $13.56 $28,200
Textile Furnishings Mills 1,340 2.57 $14.62 $30,410
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills 350 1.23 $15.65 $32,560
Apparel Knitting Mills 290 2.29 $11.92 $24,780

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 23.30 $12.93 $26,880
Leather and Hide Tanning and Finishing 190 4.89 $13.53 $28,140
Textile Furnishings Mills 1,340 2.57 $14.62 $30,410
Fabric Mills 1,410 2.52 $13.56 $28,200
Apparel Knitting Mills 290 2.29 $11.92 $24,780

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills 350 1.23 $15.65 $32,560
Textile Furnishings Mills 1,340 2.57 $14.62 $30,410
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing 110 0.10 $14.25 $29,640
Fabric Mills 1,410 2.52 $13.56 $28,200
Leather and Hide Tanning and Finishing 190 4.89 $13.53 $28,140


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 2,460 0.16 1.88 $12.48 $25,950
North Carolina 2,360 0.57 6.79 $12.51 $26,010
Georgia 2,230 0.54 6.44 $14.23 $29,590
South Carolina 1,170 0.61 7.18 $12.97 $26,970
Alabama 530 0.28 3.34 $13.44 $27,960



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 1,170 0.61 7.18 $12.97 $26,970
North Carolina 2,360 0.57 6.79 $12.51 $26,010
Georgia 2,230 0.54 6.44 $14.23 $29,590
Alabama 530 0.28 3.34 $13.44 $27,960
California 2,460 0.16 1.88 $12.48 $25,950



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 30 0.01 0.13 $16.13 $33,540
New Hampshire 80 0.13 1.55 $15.41 $32,060
Illinois 130 0.02 0.26 $15.18 $31,580
Virginia 180 0.05 0.58 $14.94 $31,080
Pennsylvania 280 0.05 0.58 $14.88 $30,960




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 0.52 6.11 $12.22 $25,420
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 530 0.21 2.53 $14.46 $30,080
Dalton, GA 520 7.99 94.80 $16.12 $33,530
Greensboro-High Point, NC 430 1.21 14.33 $12.60 $26,210
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 420 2.91 34.46 $13.11 $27,260
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 400 0.71 8.40 $15.76 $32,780
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 370 0.33 3.94 $11.99 $24,930
Burlington, NC 320 5.55 65.81 $11.71 $24,350
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 250 0.64 7.58 $13.16 $27,380
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 250 0.16 1.91 $14.32 $29,790



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 520 7.99 94.80 $16.12 $33,530
Burlington, NC 320 5.55 65.81 $11.71 $24,350
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 420 2.91 34.46 $13.11 $27,260
Spartanburg, SC 190 1.40 16.62 $10.03 $20,860
Greensboro-High Point, NC 430 1.21 14.33 $12.60 $26,210
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 400 0.71 8.40 $15.76 $32,780
Chattanooga, TN-GA 160 0.69 8.17 $14.04 $29,210
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 250 0.64 7.58 $13.16 $27,380
Winston-Salem, NC 130 0.52 6.14 $13.40 $27,880
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,120 0.52 6.11 $12.22 $25,420



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)
Dalton, GA 520 7.99 94.80 $16.12 $33,530
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 70 0.02 0.25 $15.81 $32,880
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 400 0.71 8.40 $15.76 $32,780
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 90 0.10 1.20 $15.56 $32,370
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 40 0.03 0.38 $15.10 $31,400
Reading, PA 90 0.51 6.07 $14.59 $30,340
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 530 0.21 2.53 $14.46 $30,080
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 140 0.02 0.25 $14.44 $30,040
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 250 0.16 1.91 $14.32 $29,790
Chattanooga, TN-GA 160 0.69 8.17 $14.04 $29,210

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 Alabama nonmetropolitan area 510 3.59 42.58 $12.96 $26,960
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 500 3.22 38.22 $12.63 $26,270
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 320 1.27 15.04 $13.53 $28,150
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 210 1.61 19.10 $16.00 $33,290
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 190 0.78 9.24 $12.56 $26,130

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)
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 510 3.59 42.58 $12.96 $26,960
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 500 3.22 38.22 $12.63 $26,270
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 210 1.61 19.10 $16.00 $33,290
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 320 1.27 15.04 $13.53 $28,150
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 190 0.78 9.24 $12.56 $26,130

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)
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 210 1.61 19.10 $16.00 $33,290
Southwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 70 0.53 6.25 $14.73 $30,640
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 50 0.26 3.10 $14.00 $29,120
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 320 1.27 15.04 $13.53 $28,150
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $13.25 $27,550


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