Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

51-9031 Cutters and Trimmers, Hand

Use hand tools or hand-held power tools to cut and trim a variety of manufactured items, such as carpet, fabric, stone, glass, or rubber.


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)
15,520 5.4 % $13.54 $28,160 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.90 $10.16 $12.46 $15.68 $20.12
Annual Wage (2) $18,500 $21,130 $25,920 $32,620 $41,850


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)
Plastics Product Manufacturing 1,740 0.32 $12.85 $26,720
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing 1,060 0.46 $15.62 $32,500
Printing and Related Support Activities 890 0.20 $13.38 $27,830
Rubber Product Manufacturing 880 0.68 $13.52 $28,120
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 730 0.26 $13.19 $27,430

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Leather and Hide Tanning and Finishing 110 2.88 $13.36 $27,780
Other Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing 170 1.36 $11.80 $24,550
Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing 130 1.16 $12.64 $26,300
Textile Furnishings Mills 530 1.02 $12.59 $26,190
Other Textile Product Mills 590 0.93 $11.68 $24,290

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Management of Companies and Enterprises (8) (8) $23.90 $49,720
Local Government (OES Designation) 50 (7) $21.39 $44,480
Building Finishing Contractors 60 0.01 $19.92 $41,420
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 120 0.06 $18.29 $38,040
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing 30 0.01 $17.15 $35,680


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 3,440 0.23 1.98 $12.09 $25,150
North Carolina 1,170 0.29 2.52 $15.17 $31,560
New York 970 0.11 0.96 $17.80 $37,020
Texas 800 0.07 0.62 $12.63 $26,270
Illinois 790 0.14 1.20 $12.97 $26,980



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)
North Carolina 1,170 0.29 2.52 $15.17 $31,560
Oregon 460 0.27 2.39 $14.46 $30,070
Vermont 80 0.26 2.30 $17.29 $35,960
South Dakota 100 0.25 2.20 $10.22 $21,270
Utah 290 0.23 1.96 $13.39 $27,850



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 970 0.11 0.96 $17.80 $37,020
Vermont 80 0.26 2.30 $17.29 $35,960
New Hampshire 40 0.06 0.52 $16.57 $34,450
Maine 40 0.08 0.66 $15.19 $31,590
Louisiana 50 0.03 0.24 $15.19 $31,590




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 2,230 0.55 4.78 $12.10 $25,160
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 710 0.13 1.15 $17.42 $36,230
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 650 0.17 1.51 $11.91 $24,760
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 630 4.39 38.19 $16.61 $34,550
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 440 0.30 2.58 $11.36 $23,630
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 350 0.33 2.86 $15.36 $31,950
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 260 0.14 1.26 $14.90 $30,990
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 260 0.09 0.80 $13.20 $27,450
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 250 0.11 0.98 $13.27 $27,600
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 240 0.22 1.94 $10.86 $22,580



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)
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 630 4.39 38.19 $16.61 $34,550
Dalton, GA 110 1.69 14.72 $9.91 $20,610
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 100 1.12 9.72 $13.94 $29,000
Bloomington, IN 60 0.88 7.68 $17.45 $36,300
Greensboro-High Point, NC 200 0.56 4.86 $13.86 $28,830
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,230 0.55 4.78 $12.10 $25,160
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 50 0.39 3.36 $14.32 $29,790
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 350 0.33 2.86 $15.36 $31,950
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 440 0.30 2.58 $11.36 $23,630
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 100 0.24 2.05 $14.78 $30,740



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)
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division 60 0.14 1.23 $17.84 $37,110
St. Louis, MO-IL 70 0.05 0.46 $17.67 $36,760
Bloomington, IN 60 0.88 7.68 $17.45 $36,300
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 710 0.13 1.15 $17.42 $36,230
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 630 4.39 38.19 $16.61 $34,550
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 160 0.12 1.09 $16.58 $34,490
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 190 0.08 0.71 $15.83 $32,930
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 350 0.33 2.86 $15.36 $31,950
Tulsa, OK 50 0.13 1.09 $15.36 $31,940
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $15.27 $31,760

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 Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 210 1.00 8.68 $14.05 $29,220
Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 140 0.84 7.27 $12.39 $25,770
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 110 0.41 3.58 $13.72 $28,540
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 90 0.74 6.43 $10.16 $21,140
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 90 0.57 4.93 $13.12 $27,300

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 Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 210 1.00 8.68 $14.05 $29,220
Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 140 0.84 7.27 $12.39 $25,770
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 90 0.74 6.43 $10.16 $21,140
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 50 0.65 5.68 $18.94 $39,390
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 90 0.57 4.93 $13.12 $27,300

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)
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.30 2.58 $22.60 $47,010
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 50 0.65 5.68 $18.94 $39,390
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.34 2.97 $15.77 $32,790
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 30 0.30 2.62 $14.76 $30,690
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 210 1.00 8.68 $14.05 $29,220


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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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