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Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operator, and Tender Salary Information

The salary statistics of textile knitting and weaving machine setters, operators, and tenders are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of textile knitting and weaving machine setters, operators, and tenders within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The textile knitting and weaving machine setters, operators, and tenders annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operator, and Tender Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20,380
25th Percentile Wage
$23,100
50th Percentile Wage
$27,960
75th Percentile Wage
$33,950
90th Percentile Wage
$39,660

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for textile knitting and weaving machine setters, operators, and tenders. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) textile knitting and weaving machine setters, operators, and tenders is $39,660. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $27,960. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20,380. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 94% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of textile knitting and weaving machine setters, operators, and tenders from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$27,960
1.75% 5.08%
2016
$27,470
0.91% -
2015
$27,220
-0.18% -
2014
$27,270
1.54% -
2013
$26,850
1.15% -
2012
$26,540
- -

Table 2. Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operator, and Tender Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of textile knitting and weaving machine setters, operators, and tenders in 3 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 knitting and weaving machine setters, operators, and tenders occupations is the wholesale trade sector with an annual salary $28,920. The lowest paying sector is the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector (annual salary $23,990).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Wholesale Trade
$28,920
Manufacturing
$27,990
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$23,990

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders by States

From the above tables we note that not only textile knitting and weaving machine setters, operators, and tenders salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of textile knitting and weaving machine setters, operators, and tenders in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $17,720 to $34,070. The highest paying state for textile knitting and weaving machine setters, operators, and tenders is Washington with a median annual salary of $34,070. The lowest paying state is Louisiana with a median annual salary of $17,720. For more salary information of textile knitting and weaving machine setters, operators, and tenders profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Washington
$34,070
Utah
$33,330
New Hampshire
$33,160
Georgia
$31,260
Maine
$31,190
Mississippi
$31,190
Massachusetts
$30,660
South Carolina
$30,190
Minnesota
$29,890
Pennsylvania
$29,600
Ohio
$28,990
Arkansas
$28,770
Connecticut
$28,590
Indiana
$28,200
New York
$28,160
Virginia
$28,120
Michigan
$27,790
New Jersey
$27,780
Florida
$27,520
Illinois
$27,310
Wisconsin
$27,050
Alabama
$26,320
Missouri
$25,970
North Carolina
$25,960
Rhode Island
$24,310
Vermont
$24,230
California
$24,020
Kentucky
$23,660
Tennessee
$23,640
Texas
$23,110
Colorado
$21,910
Kansas
$19,190
Puerto Rico
$18,040
Louisiana
$17,720



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