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Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Worker Salary Information

The salary statistics of textile, apparel, and furnishings workers are shown in Table 1. The average hourly salary of textile, apparel, and furnishings workers in the United States is shown in Table 2. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of textile, apparel, and furnishings workers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The textile, apparel, and furnishings workers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Worker Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18,110
25th Percentile Wage
$20,090
50th Percentile Wage
$23,750
75th Percentile Wage
$30,080
90th Percentile Wage
$38,350

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for textile, apparel, and furnishings workers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) textile, apparel, and furnishings workers is $38,350. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $23,750. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18,110. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 111% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of textile, apparel, and furnishings workers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201623,7503.20%7.37%
201522,9901.74%-
201422,5901.77%-
201322,1900.86%-
201222,000--

Table 2. Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Worker Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of textile, apparel, and furnishings workers in 16 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for textile, apparel, and furnishings workers occupations is the federal, state, and local government sector with an annual salary $34,220. The lowest paying sector is the other services (except federal, state, and local government) sector (annual salary $21,510).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Federal, State, and Local Government
$34,220
Information
$34,160
Educational Services
$28,620
Retail Trade
$28,500
Transportation and Warehousing
$28,200
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$27,340
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$26,590
Manufacturing
$26,110
Wholesale Trade
$26,080
Construction
$24,530
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$23,800
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$22,620
Health Care and Social Assistance
$22,340
Accommodation and Food Services
$21,670
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$21,550
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$21,510


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