Textile Machine Operators


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Textile Machine Operators

Textile Machine Operators - Wages & Trends

Wages vary widely based on the type of machine, mill, specialty, shift, and seniority. Wages also vary by area of the country.

Most full-time textile machine operators receive typical benefits. These include vacation, sick leave, and health insurance. In addition, some firms provide on-site day care and education benefits. Some provide employee discounts in company outlet stores.

Extruding and forming machine setters, operators, and tenders, synthetic and glass fibers (SOC 51-6091)
Location
Pay Period
25%
Median
75%
Illinois Hourly $14.82 $16.77 $18.79
Yearly $30,830 $34,872 $39,090
    Dekalb-Elgin-Aurora Area Hourly $15.07 $16.90 $18.79
Yearly $31,343 $35,151 $39,082
United States Hourly $14.42 $17.36 $21.53
Yearly $29,980 $36,110 $44,790

Textile bleaching and dyeing machine operators and tenders (SOC 51-6061)

Location
Pay Period
25%
Median
75%
Illinois Hourly $12.96 $14.84 $17.66
Yearly $26,955 $30,869 $36,738
United States Hourly $12.01 $14.16 $17.24
Yearly $24,980 $29,460 $35,860

Textile cutting machine setters, operators, and tenders (SOC 51-6062)

Location
Pay Period
25%
Median
75%
Illinois Hourly $11.78 $14.36 $17.38
Yearly $24,498 $29,864 $36,155
    Cook County Hourly $12.37 $15.22 $17.87
Yearly $25,724 $31,655 $37,175
    Dekalb-Elgin-Aurora Area Hourly $11.02 $12.67 $14.87
Yearly $22,912 $26,347 $30,922
United States Hourly $11.50 $13.81 $16.85
Yearly $23,910 $28,730 $35,040

Textile knitting and weaving machine setters, operators, and tenders (SOC 51-6063)

Location
Pay Period
25%
Median
75%
Illinois Hourly $11.42 $13.22 $15.83
Yearly $23,751 $27,497 $32,918
    Cook County Hourly $10.40 $11.40 $12.63
Yearly $21,625 $23,709 $26,263
United States Hourly $11.95 $14.41 $17.60
Yearly $24,860 $29,980 $36,610

Textile winding, twisting, and drawing out machine setters, operators, and tenders (SOC 51-6064)

Location
Pay Period
25%
Median
75%
Illinois Hourly $12.95 $13.87 $14.80
Yearly $26,931 $28,855 $30,778
United States Hourly $12.58 $14.32 $16.68
Yearly $26,170 $29,790 $34,680

Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.