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Occupational Employment Statistics


DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials



Press or shape articles by hand or machine.

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 13016$16.07/hr$14.09/hr$14.19/hr$15.17/hr$15.88/hr$19.06/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
ManufacturingN/AN/A
Other Services200$14.49/hr
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
La Crosse WI-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA N/AN/AN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
St Cloud MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Northwest Minnesota 20$12.25/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 20$12.25/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 30$14.19/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 130$15.17/hr-11.2%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 140$15.17/hrN/A
Minnesota 210$14.56/hr-12.0%


Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 70$17.69/hr-3.1%
Tire Builders 20$19.08/hrN/A
Sewing Machine Operators 1,990$16.23/hr-6.1%
Helpers--Production Workers 4,430$15.29/hr-3.7%
Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic 470$23.09/hr35.6%


  • Sew ends of new material to leaders or to ends of material in pressing machines, using sewing machines.
  • Remove finished pieces from pressing machines and hang or stack them for cooling, or forward them for additional processing.
  • Operate steam, hydraulic, or other pressing machines to remove wrinkles from garments and flatwork items, or to shape, form, or patch articles.
  • Push and pull irons over surfaces of articles to smooth or shape them.
  • Hang, fold, package, and tag finished articles for delivery to customers.
  • Select appropriate pressing machines, based on garment properties such as heat tolerance.
  • Finish pants, jackets, shirts, skirts and other dry-cleaned and laundered articles, using hand irons.
  • Position materials such as cloth garments, felt, or straw on tables, dies, or feeding mechanisms of pressing machines, or on ironing boards or work tables.
  • Lower irons, rams, or pressing heads of machines into position over material to be pressed.
  • Straighten, smooth, or shape materials to prepare them for pressing.