Occupation Information | Department of Labor Research and Analysis

Sewing Machine Operators (51-6031)

Operate or tend sewing machines to join, reinforce, decorate, or perform related sewing operations in the manufacture of garment or nongarment products.
Employment and Job Openings
EmploymentAverage Annual Openings
2018 Estimate2028 ProjectionPercent ChangeLabor Force ExitsOccupation TransfersTotal
Alaska 54 50 -7.41 3 3 6
United States 151600 133500 0.0 8300 7700 14200
Job Outlook for Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with low employment opportunities.
2020 Wages
Mean WageWage by Percentile
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
United States 14.14 9.74 11.63 13.57 15.91 19.13

* indicates the estimate is not available, or the hourly wage is greater than $100, or the annual wage is greater than $208,000.