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Life As a Textile, Apparel, or Furnishings Worker

Job Description: All textile, apparel, and furnishings workers not listed separately.

Types of Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers

  • Weaver
  • Soaking Tank Worker
  • Silk Spreader
  • Steam Finisher
  • Decator Operator

Textile, Apparel, or Furnishings Worker Job Outlook

There were about 16,300 jobs for Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers in 2016 (in the United States).

Textile, Apparel, or Furnishings Worker jobs are decreasing by a rate of -4.1%. This means the total job opportunities are shrinking. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a loss of -700 jobs for Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers by 2026. Due to new job openings and attrition, there will be an average of 1,800 job openings in this field each year.

Forecasted Number of Jobs for Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers in U.S.

The states with the most job growth for Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers are Tennessee, Louisiana, and Minnesota.

Watch out if you plan on working in California, North Carolina, or Iowa. These states have the worst job growth for this type of profession.

How Much Does a Textile, Apparel, or Furnishings Worker Make?

The salary for Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers ranges between about $19,980 and $49,580 a year. The median salary is $27,750.

Salary Ranges for Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers

Below is a list of the median annual salaries for jobs of this type in different U.S. states.

Annual Mean Salary by State
State Annual Mean Salary

New York

$47,100

Washington

$47,010

Oklahoma

$46,500

Hawaii

$43,320

Tennessee

$42,180

Delaware

$41,610

Wisconsin

$40,850

Ohio

$38,340

Kentucky

$37,490

Pennsylvania

$37,050

Maine

$36,480

Missouri

$35,250

Massachusetts

$35,180

South Carolina

$34,960

Virginia

$34,460

Mississippi

$32,670

Connecticut

$31,640

Georgia

$31,320

Iowa

$30,630

Arizona

$30,470

Florida

$30,020

Oregon

$29,780

Colorado

$29,650

New Hampshire

$29,460

Minnesota

$29,150

Nebraska

$28,990

California

$28,730

North Dakota

$26,810

Alabama

$26,650

Arkansas

$26,610

Nevada

$26,590

Indiana

$26,500

Texas

$26,400

New Jersey

$26,380

North Carolina

$25,950

Maryland

$25,200

Illinois

$24,390

Rhode Island

$24,340

Michigan

$23,830

Where Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers Are Employed

Textile, Apparel, or Furnishings Worker Sectors

References

Bureau of Labor Statistics

College Factual

O*NET Online

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