Textile machine setters, operators, and tenders

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
23.7k
Average Age
44.4
Average Salary
$30,211
Average Male Salary
$33,451
Average Female Salary
$27,150

About

Textile machine setters, operators, and tenders are most often employed by the Fabric mills, except knitting mills industry. The average yearly wage for Textile machine setters, operators, and tenders was $30,211 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Textile machine setters, operators, and tenders by wage are Miscellaneous vehicle & mobile equipment mechanics, installers, & repairers, Doortodoor sales workers, news & street vendors, & related workers, and Orderlies and psychiatric aides.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Textile machine setters, operators, and tenders are Whitfield County PUMA, GA, Northwest Georgia Regional Commission (Northeast) PUMA, GA, and Burke & McDowell Counties PUMA, NC. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Textile machine setters, operators, and tenders are Whitfield County PUMA, GA, Northwest Georgia Regional Commission (Northeast) PUMA, GA, and Burke & McDowell Counties PUMA, NC.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Textile machine setters, operators, and tenders and on wages and locations for those in the field. Fabric mills, except knitting mills is the industry that employs the most Textile machine setters, operators, and tenders, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Textile machine setters, operators, and tenders, by average wage, is Furniture & home furnishings stores. Textile machine setters, operators, and tenders are paid most in Lumberton City PUMA, NC but are relatively concentrated in Whitfield County PUMA, GA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$30,211
AVERAGE SALARY
± $5,084

In 2020, Textile machine setters, operators, and tenders earned an average of $30,211, $25,743 less than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Orderlies and psychiatric aides make somewhat more than Textile machine setters, operators, and tenders while Miscellaneous vehicle & mobile equipment mechanics, installers, & repairers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Textile machine setters, operators, and tenders as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.242
WAGE GINI

In 2019, Textile machine setters, operators, and tenders had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.242, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Textile machine setters, operators, and tenders (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Textile machine setters, operators, and tenders.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Textile machine setters, operators, and tenders

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Textile machine setters, operators, and tenders.

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Industries

Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Textile machine setters, operators, and tenders, by average wage, are Furniture & home furnishings stores, Medical equipment & supplies manufacturing, and Furniture & home furnishing merchant wholesalers.

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Industries by Share

23.7k
2020 Workforce
± 3,777
−10.3%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 24.5%

The number of people employed as Textile machine setters, operators, and tenders has been declining at a rate of −10.3%, from 26,375 people in 2019 to 23,668 people in 2020.

This graphic shows the share of Textile machine setters, operators, and tenders employed by various industries. Fabric mills, except knitting mills employs the largest share of Textile machine setters, operators, and tenders at  29.1%, followed by Carpet & rug mills with 24.7% and Fiber, yarn, & thread mills with 8.81%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Textile machine setters, operators, and tenders in the US. The average age of male Textile machine setters, operators, and tenders in the workforce is 43.4 and of female Textile machine setters, operators, and tenders is 45.3, and the most common race/ethnicity for Textile machine setters, operators, and tenders is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

11.5k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 2,633
12.2k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 2,708

51.4% of Textile machine setters, operators, and tenders are Female, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex breakdown of Textile machine setters, operators, and tenders.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Textile machine setters, operators, and tenders
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. White (Hispanic)
  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

46.1% of Textile machine setters, operators, and tenders are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 17.7% of Textile machine setters, operators, and tenders, White (Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Textile machine setters, operators, and tenders.

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Age by Sex

43.4
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 3.33
45.3
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 2.97

The median age of Textile machine setters, operators, and tenders is 44.4, and Male employees are generally 1.96 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Textile machine setters, operators, and tenders from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Textile machine setters, operators, and tenders is Business but a relatively high number of Textile machine setters, operators, and tenders hold a major in Visual & Performing Arts.

Majors

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