Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials


Press or shape articles by hand or machine.


Top Industry of Employment

  1. Laundry, Cleaning, & Garment Services

2002 - 2003 Wages
by MSA and Workforce Investment Areas

Area Employment**
Total
Hourly Wage Annual
Mean Entry Experienced Mean Entry Experienced
Missouri 1,350 8.25 6.51 9.11 17,150 13,550 18,950
Joplin MSA 30 8.19 7.07 8.75 17,030 14,710 18,190
Columbia MSA 20 8.15 7.33 8.56 16,950 15,240 17,800
Springfield MSA 80 7.72 6.94 8.11 16,060 14,430 16,870
St Louis MSA 620 9.22 7.61 10.03 19,180 15,830 20,850
Kansas City* 370 7.24 6.24 7.74 15,055 12,978 16,094
Central Region* 110 8.91 7.50 9.62 18,533 15,591 20,004
Northwest Region* 30 7.01 6.38 7.32 14,576 13,270 15,228
Ozark Region* 90 7.76 7.06 8.12 16,150 14,682 16,884
Southeast Region* 150 7.12 6.10 7.63 14,814 12,689 15,876
Southwest Region* 30 8.13 7.07 8.67 16,919 14,710 18,024
St. Louis City* 260 9.75 7.73 10.76 20,281 16,076 22,383
St. Louis County* 150 8.64 7.59 9.16 17,961 15,789 19,047

Long-term Employment Projections

Area Employment ** Change 2000-2010 Annual
Avg Openings
Long-term
Outlook
2000 Estimated 2010 Projected Number Percent
Missouri 1,260 1,300 40 3.17 21 Great
Kansas City MSA 610 690 80 13.11 16 Good
St Louis MSA 600 620 20 3.33 11 Good
Central Region* 120 120 .00 2 Caution
Northeast Region* 30 30 .00 Caution
Northwest Region* 40 30 -10 -25.00 1 Caution
Ozark Region* 130 140 10 7.69 3 Caution
Southeast Region* 80 70 -10 -12.50 1 Caution
Southwest Region* 40 40 .00 1 Caution

* - Workforce Investment Areas
** - Why are the employment levels different for the same occupation?



This Occupation generally requires short-term on-the-job training