Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
22,560 3.6 % $13.53 $28,150 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.19 $10.65 $13.09 $15.56 $18.47
Annual Wage (2) $19,110 $22,150 $27,220 $32,370 $38,410


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 13,570 24.22 $13.83 $28,770
Textile Furnishings Mills 3,660 7.02 $14.21 $29,550
Apparel Knitting Mills 2,660 20.91 $11.44 $23,800
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills 1,220 4.29 $13.41 $27,880
Other Textile Product Mills 460 0.73 $12.56 $26,120

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 13,570 24.22 $13.83 $28,770
Apparel Knitting Mills 2,660 20.91 $11.44 $23,800
Textile Furnishings Mills 3,660 7.02 $14.21 $29,550
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills 1,220 4.29 $13.41 $27,880
Other Textile Product Mills 460 0.73 $12.56 $26,120

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 (8) (8) $15.63 $32,510
Rubber Product Manufacturing 200 0.15 $14.29 $29,720
Textile Furnishings Mills 3,660 7.02 $14.21 $29,550
Fabric Mills 13,570 24.22 $13.83 $28,770
Plastics Product Manufacturing 60 0.01 $13.42 $27,920


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 5,160 1.25 7.67 $13.98 $29,080
North Carolina 4,630 1.12 6.86 $12.79 $26,600
South Carolina 2,970 1.54 9.40 $14.32 $29,790
California 1,390 0.09 0.55 $11.46 $23,830
Alabama 1,070 0.57 3.48 $13.22 $27,500



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 2,970 1.54 9.40 $14.32 $29,790
Georgia 5,160 1.25 7.67 $13.98 $29,080
North Carolina 4,630 1.12 6.86 $12.79 $26,600
Maine 370 0.63 3.86 $13.75 $28,590
Alabama 1,070 0.57 3.48 $13.22 $27,500



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Ohio 140 0.03 0.16 $19.28 $40,110
Massachusetts 350 0.10 0.64 $17.24 $35,850
Michigan 50 0.01 0.08 $17.10 $35,570
New Hampshire 70 0.11 0.67 $15.70 $32,660
Pennsylvania 1,070 0.19 1.14 $14.68 $30,530




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 1,770 27.10 165.63 $12.94 $26,900
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 1,430 3.70 22.63 $14.05 $29,210
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,120 0.27 1.67 $11.29 $23,490
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 850 0.34 2.10 $15.20 $31,610
Greensboro-High Point, NC 730 2.05 12.54 $12.86 $26,750
Burlington, NC 670 11.65 71.22 $13.09 $27,240
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 580 0.52 3.20 $13.79 $28,680
Spartanburg, SC 550 4.01 24.49 $12.93 $26,890
Chattanooga, TN-GA 540 2.35 14.36 $14.45 $30,060
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 500 3.45 21.08 $13.44 $27,960



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 1,770 27.10 165.63 $12.94 $26,900
Burlington, NC 670 11.65 71.22 $13.09 $27,240
Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA 200 4.59 28.06 $15.81 $32,890
Spartanburg, SC 550 4.01 24.49 $12.93 $26,890
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 1,430 3.70 22.63 $14.05 $29,210
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 500 3.45 21.08 $13.44 $27,960
Chattanooga, TN-GA 540 2.35 14.36 $14.45 $30,060
Greensboro-High Point, NC 730 2.05 12.54 $12.86 $26,750
Winston-Salem, NC 290 1.14 6.97 $12.27 $25,530
Reading, PA 180 1.04 6.35 $18.45 $38,380



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)
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division (8) (8) (8) $20.00 $41,610
Reading, PA 180 1.04 6.35 $18.45 $38,380
Rome, GA (8) (8) (8) $18.19 $37,830
Rochester, NY 130 0.26 1.56 $16.75 $34,840
Nashua, NH-MA NECTA Division 60 0.46 2.79 $16.19 $33,680
Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA 200 4.59 28.06 $15.81 $32,890
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 80 0.27 1.67 $15.77 $32,810
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 40 0.03 0.17 $15.59 $32,430
Columbia, SC 160 0.45 2.77 $15.32 $31,860
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 850 0.34 2.10 $15.20 $31,610

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 1,160 7.49 45.80 $14.21 $29,550
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 1,110 4.45 27.17 $11.98 $24,910
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 660 4.61 28.15 $12.75 $26,520
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 570 4.46 27.25 $14.31 $29,760
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 440 1.80 10.99 $13.21 $27,480

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 1,160 7.49 45.80 $14.21 $29,550
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 660 4.61 28.15 $12.75 $26,520
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 570 4.46 27.25 $14.31 $29,760
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 1,110 4.45 27.17 $11.98 $24,910
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 310 3.83 23.42 $12.58 $26,160

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 570 4.46 27.25 $14.31 $29,760
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 1,160 7.49 45.80 $14.21 $29,550
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 160 0.71 4.33 $13.97 $29,060
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 260 1.44 8.82 $13.77 $28,650
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 80 0.40 2.44 $13.39 $27,860


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