Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
22,760 3.0 % $13.41 $27,890 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.02 $10.70 $13.11 $15.76 $18.18
Annual Wage (2) $18,760 $22,260 $27,270 $32,790 $37,810


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 13,600 24.39 $13.73 $28,550
Textile Furnishings Mills 4,040 7.73 $14.19 $29,510
Apparel Knitting Mills 2,840 21.51 $11.09 $23,060
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills 930 3.31 $13.43 $27,930
Other Textile Product Mills 420 0.67 $12.35 $25,680

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 13,600 24.39 $13.73 $28,550
Apparel Knitting Mills 2,840 21.51 $11.09 $23,060
Textile Furnishings Mills 4,040 7.73 $14.19 $29,510
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills 930 3.31 $13.43 $27,930
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills 220 0.68 $14.38 $29,910

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills 220 0.68 $14.38 $29,910
Rubber Product Manufacturing 190 0.14 $14.23 $29,590
Textile Furnishings Mills 4,040 7.73 $14.19 $29,510
Fabric Mills 13,600 24.39 $13.73 $28,550
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills 930 3.31 $13.43 $27,930


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 5,380 1.35 8.02 $14.00 $29,110
North Carolina 4,380 1.09 6.45 $12.72 $26,460
South Carolina 2,810 1.50 8.88 $14.21 $29,550
California 1,360 0.09 0.53 $11.59 $24,110
Virginia 1,070 0.29 1.74 $13.17 $27,390



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 2,810 1.50 8.88 $14.21 $29,550
Georgia 5,380 1.35 8.02 $14.00 $29,110
North Carolina 4,380 1.09 6.45 $12.72 $26,460
Rhode Island 270 0.57 3.41 $11.84 $24,620
Alabama 1,020 0.55 3.26 $12.81 $26,640



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Ohio 170 0.03 0.19 $18.47 $38,420
Wisconsin 160 0.06 0.35 $16.22 $33,740
New Hampshire 220 0.35 2.08 $15.72 $32,690
Pennsylvania 990 0.18 1.04 $15.49 $32,220
Massachusetts 450 0.14 0.81 $15.24 $31,690




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 1,730 26.87 159.52 $12.73 $26,490
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,080 0.27 1.58 $11.58 $24,080
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 900 0.38 2.23 $14.95 $31,100
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC 850 2.76 16.37 $13.91 $28,940
Greensboro-High Point, NC 660 1.89 11.20 $12.70 $26,430
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 620 4.33 25.69 $12.37 $25,740
Chattanooga, TN-GA 620 2.70 16.01 $15.48 $32,210
Anderson, SC 550 9.03 53.61 $14.30 $29,730
Spartanburg, SC 530 4.22 25.05 $14.46 $30,080
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 480 0.53 3.15 $13.76 $28,610



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 1,730 26.87 159.52 $12.73 $26,490
Anderson, SC 550 9.03 53.61 $14.30 $29,730
Burlington, NC 440 7.74 45.94 $14.08 $29,300
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 620 4.33 25.69 $12.37 $25,740
Spartanburg, SC 530 4.22 25.05 $14.46 $30,080
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC 850 2.76 16.37 $13.91 $28,940
Chattanooga, TN-GA 620 2.70 16.01 $15.48 $32,210
Lewiston-Auburn, ME 100 2.12 12.59 $13.26 $27,580
Greensboro-High Point, NC 660 1.89 11.20 $12.70 $26,430
Winston-Salem, NC 250 1.21 7.17 $12.60 $26,200



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 110 0.64 3.82 $18.67 $38,840
Nashua, NH-MA NECTA Division 70 0.52 3.07 $16.68 $34,690
Rochester, NY 170 0.34 2.02 $16.64 $34,610
Chattanooga, TN-GA 620 2.70 16.01 $15.48 $32,210
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $15.04 $31,290
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 900 0.38 2.23 $14.95 $31,100
Spartanburg, SC 530 4.22 25.05 $14.46 $30,080
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 50 0.03 0.16 $14.37 $29,880
Anderson, SC 550 9.03 53.61 $14.30 $29,730
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 40 0.14 0.86 $14.25 $29,630

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 1,380 8.89 52.75 $13.77 $28,640
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 750 2.93 17.39 $12.58 $26,170
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 600 4.33 25.72 $12.19 $25,360
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 560 4.15 24.63 (8) (8)
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 530 1.79 10.61 $12.92 $26,880

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 1,380 8.89 52.75 $13.77 $28,640
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 600 4.33 25.72 $12.19 $25,360
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 560 4.15 24.63 (8) (8)
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 420 3.26 19.35 $11.85 $24,650
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 750 2.93 17.39 $12.58 $26,170

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 320 2.24 13.32 $17.24 $35,850
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 70 0.27 1.61 $16.35 $34,020
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 80 0.42 2.50 $14.01 $29,130
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $13.96 $29,040
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 1,380 8.89 52.75 $13.77 $28,640


About May 2014 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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015