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Textile Machine Setters, Operator, and Tender Salary Information

The salary statistics of textile machine setters, operators, and tenders are shown in Table 1. The average hourly salary of textile machine setters, operators, and tenders in the United States is shown in Table 2. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of textile machine setters, operators, and tenders within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The textile 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 Machine Setters, Operator, and Tender Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20,000
25th Percentile Wage
$22,640
50th Percentile Wage
$27,260
75th Percentile Wage
$31,860
90th Percentile Wage
$38,590

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for textile machine setters, operators, and tenders. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) textile machine setters, operators, and tenders is $38,590. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $27,260. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20,000. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 92% 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 machine setters, operators, and tenders from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201627,2602.09%6.38%
201526,6901.54%-
201426,2801.75%-
201325,8201.16%-
201225,520--

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

The average salaries of textile machine setters, operators, and tenders in 8 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 machine setters, operators, and tenders occupations is the construction sector with an annual salary $36,950. The lowest paying sector is the wholesale trade sector (annual salary $22,580).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Construction
$36,950
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$33,440
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$28,070
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$27,770
Manufacturing
$27,400
Retail Trade
$25,140
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$24,510
Wholesale Trade
$22,580



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