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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials

Press or shape articles by hand or machine.


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)
38,070 3.3 % $11.93 $24,820 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.85 $10.12 $11.63 $13.45 $15.12
Annual Wage (2) $18,410 $21,050 $24,190 $27,980 $31,440


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)
Drycleaning and Laundry Services 33,210 11.31 $11.80 $24,540
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing 1,420 1.57 $13.27 $27,600
Clothing Stores 340 0.03 $11.16 $23,210
Employment Services 320 0.01 $11.87 $24,680
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers 250 0.17 $12.08 $25,130

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Drycleaning and Laundry Services 33,210 11.31 $11.80 $24,540
Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing 220 1.86 $11.91 $24,770
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing 1,420 1.57 $13.27 $27,600
Apparel Knitting Mills 140 1.46 $11.94 $24,830
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills 110 0.38 $13.67 $28,440

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Fabric Mills 70 0.14 $16.14 $33,570
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills (8) (8) $14.39 $29,920
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 30 0.04 $14.09 $29,310
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills 110 0.38 $13.67 $28,440
Rental and Leasing Services (5322, 5323, and 5324 only) (8) (8) $13.48 $28,050


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 6,560 0.38 1.46 $13.51 $28,090
Texas 4,860 0.39 1.51 $10.53 $21,910
Florida 3,110 0.35 1.37 $10.98 $22,830
Pennsylvania 1,690 0.29 1.11 $12.09 $25,140
Georgia 1,660 0.37 1.43 $9.95 $20,700




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)
Mississippi 550 0.49 1.89 $10.50 $21,850
Rhode Island 220 0.45 1.73 $14.11 $29,340
Nevada 620 0.45 1.72 $11.74 $24,420
South Carolina 900 0.43 1.65 $11.38 $23,670
Virginia 1,540 0.40 1.53 $10.29 $21,400




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 560 0.17 0.65 $15.80 $32,870
Massachusetts 780 0.22 0.83 $15.03 $31,250
Rhode Island 220 0.45 1.73 $14.11 $29,340
New York 1,520 0.16 0.62 $14.07 $29,270
Minnesota 550 0.19 0.73 $13.79 $28,690





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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,550 0.41 1.58 $13.35 $27,760
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,800 0.19 0.72 $13.16 $27,370
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,540 0.42 1.63 $10.41 $21,660
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 1,320 0.50 1.93 $11.36 $23,630
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,050 0.33 1.28 $10.48 $21,790
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 850 0.30 1.14 $12.08 $25,120
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 830 0.34 1.30 $14.47 $30,100
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 780 0.37 1.43 $11.81 $24,560
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 750 0.16 0.62 $11.41 $23,730
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 740 0.50 1.92 $13.71 $28,520




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)
Burlington, NC 80 1.27 4.91 $10.84 $22,540
Gainesville, GA 110 1.24 4.80 $13.18 $27,410
Odessa, TX 80 0.98 3.80 $11.66 $24,250
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 180 0.94 3.61 $12.70 $26,410
Midland, TX 100 0.87 3.34 $9.87 $20,530
Mobile, AL 150 0.85 3.28 $10.83 $22,530
Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL 40 0.79 3.05 (8) (8)
Stockton-Lodi, CA 160 0.64 2.47 $12.52 $26,050
Salinas, CA 120 0.64 2.48 $13.98 $29,080
Longview, TX 60 0.62 2.38 $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)
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA (8) (8) (8) $16.80 $34,950
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 360 0.18 0.68 $16.42 $34,150
Bellingham, WA 50 0.52 2.00 $14.70 $30,570
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 830 0.34 1.30 $14.47 $30,100
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA (8) (8) (8) $14.26 $29,670
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 540 0.19 0.75 $14.17 $29,470
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 220 0.38 1.46 $14.15 $29,430
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA (8) (8) (8) $14.09 $29,310
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 480 0.24 0.93 $14.01 $29,140
Columbus, OH 150 0.14 0.55 $14.01 $29,140

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)
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 190 1.45 5.59 $11.98 $24,920
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 120 0.80 3.07 $11.54 $24,010
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area 100 1.18 4.54 $9.09 $18,900
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 90 0.37 1.42 $10.08 $20,960
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 70 0.27 1.03 $10.35 $21,520

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)
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 190 1.45 5.59 $11.98 $24,920
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area 100 1.18 4.54 $9.09 $18,900
Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 50 0.94 3.63 $9.54 $19,850
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 120 0.80 3.07 $11.54 $24,010
Northwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 70 0.73 2.82 $8.27 $17,200

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 Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $13.47 $28,020
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 190 1.45 5.59 $11.98 $24,920
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $11.97 $24,900
Kansas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $11.70 $24,340
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $11.63 $24,200


About May 2019 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 2019 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: July 6, 2020