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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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19,740
25th Percentile Wage
$22,560
50th Percentile Wage
$27,470
75th Percentile Wage
$32,580
90th Percentile Wage
$38,750

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 $38,750. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $27,470. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19,740. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 96% 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 knitting and weaving machine setters, operators, and tenders from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201627,4700.91%3.39%
201527,220-0.18%-
201427,2701.54%-
201326,8501.15%-
201226,540--

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 $28,320. The lowest paying sector is the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector (annual salary $23,880).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Wholesale Trade
$28,320
Manufacturing
$27,520
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$23,880

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 $40,810. The highest paying state for textile knitting and weaving machine setters, operators, and tenders is Ohio with a median annual salary of $40,810. 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
Ohio
$40,810
Massachusetts
$36,430
Washington
$33,350
Utah
$33,120
Tennessee
$31,850
Pennsylvania
$30,390
New Hampshire
$30,060
South Carolina
$29,260
Wisconsin
$29,220
Maine
$28,750
Connecticut
$28,590
Georgia
$28,310
Indiana
$28,200
Virginia
$28,100
New Jersey
$27,290
Alabama
$27,000
Mississippi
$26,770
Missouri
$26,520
North Carolina
$25,620
Florida
$25,570
Rhode Island
$25,550
New York
$25,260
Kentucky
$24,840
Texas
$24,710
Vermont
$24,230
California
$23,200
Michigan
$22,530
Illinois
$18,830
Puerto Rico
$18,040
Louisiana
$17,720


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