Miscellaneous textile, apparel, & furnishings workers except upholsterers

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
18.8k
Average Age
43
Average Salary
$38,326
Average Male Salary
$37,740
Average Female Salary
$39,168

About

Miscellaneous textile, apparel, & furnishings workers except upholsterers are most often employed by the Cut and sew, and apparel accessories and other apparel manufacturing industry. The average yearly wage for Miscellaneous textile, apparel, & furnishings workers except upholsterers was $38,326 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Miscellaneous textile, apparel, & furnishings workers except upholsterers by wage are Billing & posting clerks, Proofreaders & copy markers, and Gaming services workers.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Miscellaneous textile, apparel, & furnishings workers except upholsterers are Whitfield County PUMA, GA, Northwest Georgia Regional Commission (Northeast) PUMA, GA, and DeKalb & Jackson Counties PUMA, AL. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Miscellaneous textile, apparel, & furnishings workers except upholsterers are Whitfield County PUMA, GA, Northwest Georgia Regional Commission (Northeast) PUMA, GA, and DeKalb & Jackson Counties PUMA, AL.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Miscellaneous textile, apparel, & furnishings workers except upholsterers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Cut and sew, and apparel accessories and other apparel manufacturing is the industry that employs the most Miscellaneous textile, apparel, & furnishings workers except upholsterers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Miscellaneous textile, apparel, & furnishings workers except upholsterers, by average wage, is Medical equipment & supplies manufacturing. Miscellaneous textile, apparel, & furnishings workers except upholsterers are paid most in Chilton, Tallapoosa, Chambers & Coosa Counties PUMA, AL but are relatively concentrated in Whitfield County PUMA, GA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$38,326
AVERAGE SALARY
± $7,536

In 2020, Miscellaneous textile, apparel, & furnishings workers except upholsterers earned an average of $38,326, $17,628 less than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Proofreaders & copy markers make somewhat more than Miscellaneous textile, apparel, & furnishings workers except upholsterers while Billing & posting clerks make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Miscellaneous textile, apparel, & furnishings workers except upholsterers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.374
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Miscellaneous textile, apparel, & furnishings workers except upholsterers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.374, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Miscellaneous textile, apparel, & furnishings workers except upholsterers (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 Miscellaneous textile, apparel, & furnishings workers except upholsterers.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Miscellaneous textile, apparel, & furnishings workers except upholsterers

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Miscellaneous textile, apparel, & furnishings workers except upholsterers.

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Industries

Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Miscellaneous textile, apparel, & furnishings workers except upholsterers, by average wage, are Medical equipment & supplies manufacturing, Specialized design services, and Cut and sew, and apparel accessories and other apparel manufacturing.

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Industries by Share

18.8k
2020 Workforce
± 3,365
−0.0106%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 25.3%

The number of people employed as Miscellaneous textile, apparel, & furnishings workers except upholsterers has been declining at a rate of −0.0106%, from 18,789 people in 2019 to 18,787 people in 2020.

This graphic shows the share of Miscellaneous textile, apparel, & furnishings workers except upholsterers employed by various industries. Cut and sew, and apparel accessories and other apparel manufacturing employs the largest share of Miscellaneous textile, apparel, & furnishings workers except upholsterers at  16.7%, followed by Fabric mills, except knitting mills with 13.7% and Carpet & rug mills with 10.9%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Miscellaneous textile, apparel, & furnishings workers except upholsterers in the US. The average age of male Miscellaneous textile, apparel, & furnishings workers except upholsterers in the workforce is 41.5 and of female Miscellaneous textile, apparel, & furnishings workers except upholsterers is 45.3, and the most common race/ethnicity for Miscellaneous textile, apparel, & furnishings workers except upholsterers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

11.1k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 2,584
7.71k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 2,156

59% of Miscellaneous textile, apparel, & furnishings workers except upholsterers are Male, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex breakdown of Miscellaneous textile, apparel, & furnishings workers except upholsterers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Miscellaneous textile, apparel, & furnishings workers except upholsterers
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

44.7% of Miscellaneous textile, apparel, & furnishings workers except upholsterers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 18.8% of Miscellaneous textile, apparel, & furnishings workers except upholsterers, Black (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Miscellaneous textile, apparel, & furnishings workers except upholsterers.

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Age by Sex

41.5
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 3.43
45.3
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 4.05

The median age of Miscellaneous textile, apparel, & furnishings workers except upholsterers is 43, and Male employees are generally 3.84 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Miscellaneous textile, apparel, & furnishings workers except upholsterers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Miscellaneous textile, apparel, & furnishings workers except upholsterers is Visual & Performing Arts but a relatively high number of Miscellaneous textile, apparel, & furnishings workers except upholsterers hold a major in Visual & Performing Arts.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.
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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Miscellaneous textile, apparel, & furnishings workers except upholsterers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Miscellaneous textile, apparel, & furnishings workers except upholsterers need many skills, but most especially Operation Monitoring and Operation and Control. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Miscellaneous textile, apparel, & furnishings workers except upholsterers need more than the average amount of Repairing, Equipment Maintenance, and Operation and Control.

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