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Sewing Machine Operators

in Massachusetts

Operate or tend sewing machines to join, reinforce, decorate, or perform related sewing operations in the manufacture of garment or nongarment products.

Occupation Projection for Sewing Machine Operators

SOC
Code
Title Employment Change Average Annual Typical education needed for entry
2016 2026 Level Percent Exits Transfers Change Openings
516031  Sewing Machine Operators 3,626 3,764 138 3.81 % 210 178 14 402 No formal educational credential 

Sewing Machine Operators Projections by Industry

Industry 2016
Employment
Projected 2026 Employment Change
2016-2026
2017
Mean Annual OES Wage
Number Percent Distribution Number Percent Distribution Number Percent
Apparel Manufacturing    1,320  36 % 1,390  37 % 70  5 % $30,840
Textile Product Mills    550  15 % 590  16 % 40  7 % $28,290
Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
Economic Research
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