Presser Statistics and Facts in the US

Research Summary. Using a database of 30 million profiles, Zippia estimates demographics and statistics for pressers in the United States. Our estimates are verified against BLS, Census, and current job openings data for accuracy. After extensive research and analysis, Zippia's data science team found that:

  • There are over 28,025 pressers currently employed in the United States.
  • 60.4% of all pressers are women, while only 33.8% are men.
  • The average age of an employed presser is 48 years old.
  • The most common ethnicity of pressers is White (58.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (22.3%) and Black or African American (11.5%).
  • The majority of pressers are located in KY, Louisville and TX, Godley.
  • Pressers are most in-demand in Newport Beach, CA.
  • Pressers are paid an average annual salary of $25,991.
  • Ridgefield, CT pays an annual average wage of $31,182, the highest in the US.
  • Pressers average starting salary is $16,000.
  • In 2021, women earned 79% of what men earned.
  • The top 10% of highest-paid pressers earn as much as $39,000 or more.
  • Alaska is the best state for pressers to live.
  • Pressers are more likely to work at private companies in comparison to public companies.

Presser Statistics By Gender

Among pressers, 60.4% of them are women compared to 33.8% which are men.

Job Title
  • Female, 60.4%
  • Male, 33.8%
  • Unknown, 5.8%
Job Title
GenderascdescPercentagesascdesc
Female
60.4%
Male
33.8%
Unknown
5.8%

Gender Pay Gap For Presser

Women Earn 79¢ For Every $1 Earned By Man

male-income
Male Income
$34,364
female-income
Female Income
$27,130

Presser Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the presser position over time.

Male
Female
40%
36%
31%
27%
22%
18%
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
YearascdescMaleascdescFemaleascdesc
2008
23.14%
76.86%
2009
25.48%
74.52%
2010
32.82%
67.18%
2011
28.46%
71.54%
2012
33.85%
66.15%
2013
34.76%
65.24%
2014
32.08%
67.92%
2015
32.14%
67.86%
2016
31.10%
68.90%
2017
35.21%
64.79%
2018
35.47%
64.53%

Presser Male to Female Ratio

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, cloth doffer and edger machine operator have the biggest difference in gender.

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Job Titleascdesc
Maleasc
Femaleascdesc
Custom Seamstress3%95%
Laundress5%86%
Seamstress9%88%
Presser34%60%
Flat Bed Operator87%11%
Edger Machine Operator88%9%
Cloth Doffer89%11%
Male
Female
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
Cloth Doffer
Edger Machine Operator
Flat Bed Operator
Presser
Seamstress
Laundress
Custom Seamstress
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

Presser Statistics By Race

The most common ethnicity among pressers is White, which makes up 58.7% of all pressers. Comparatively, there are 22.3% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 11.5% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

Job Title
  • White, 58.7%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 22.3%
  • Black or African American, 11.5%
  • Asian, 5.5%
  • Unknown, 1.6%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.4%
Job Title
Presser RaceascdescPercentagesascdesc
White
58.7%
Hispanic or Latino
22.3%
Black or African American
11.5%
Asian
5.5%
Unknown
1.6%
American Indian and Alaska Native
0.4%

Presser Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2008-2018 among pressers.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American
YearascdescWhiteascdescBlack or African AmericanascdescAsianascdescHispanic or Latinoascdesc
2010
57.14%
16.23%
7.39%
16.99%
2011
59.98%
15.19%
3.63%
18.99%
2012
57.45%
13.06%
5.67%
21.45%
2013
58.13%
14.60%
6.27%
18.48%
2014
59.76%
13.98%
3.97%
20.28%
2015
53.75%
14.62%
7.39%
22.41%
2016
61.80%
15.93%
6.04%
14.91%
2017
62.02%
9.21%
9.36%
16.80%
2018
58.75%
11.53%
5.54%
22.29%

Presser Wage Gap By Race

$35,000
$33,000
$31,000
$29,000
$27,000
Unknown
White
Black or African American
Asian
Hispanic or Latino
Ethnicityascdesc
Salaryascdesc
Unknown$28,814
White$34,180
Black or African American$30,673
Asian$28,330
Hispanic or Latino$31,738

Average Age of a Presser

We determined the average age of pressers based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female
RaceascdescMale AgeascdescFemale Ageascdesc
White
52
51.5
Black or African American
56
Hispanic or Latino
42
44.5

Presser Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of presser employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of pressers is 40+ years old, which represents 78% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years


Presser YearsascdescPercentagesascdesc
20-30 years
6%
30-40 years
16%
40+ years
78%

Types of Presser Degree Levels

Job Title
  • High School Diploma, 57%
  • Diploma, 16%
  • Associate, 13%
  • Bachelors, 8%
  • Other Degrees, 6%
Job Title
Presser DegreeascdescPercentagesascdesc
High School Diploma
57%
Diploma
16%
Associate
13%
Bachelors
8%
Other Degrees
6%

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Presser Wage Gap By Education

$32,000
$30,000
$28,000
$26,000
$24,000
$22,000
$20,000
High School Diploma or Less
No Education
Bachelor's Degree
Some College/ Associate Degree
Educationascdesc
Salaryascdesc
High School Diploma or Less$27,130
No Education$21,985
Bachelor's Degree$30,452
Some College/ Associate Degree$25,633

Presser Employment Statistics

This section highlights the information we gathered about the types of businesses and industries that employ pressers. We found that the most common company type is private. In addition, the industry that employs the most pressers is the retail industry.

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire pressers.

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< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

Company SizeascdescPercentagesascdesc
< 50 employees
12%
50 - 100 employees
8%
100 - 500 employees
25%
500 - 1,000 employees
18%
1,000 - 10,000 employees
25%
> 10,000 employees
12%

The Types Of Companies Presser Work In

Employees with the presser job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most pressers prefer to work at private companies over public companies.

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Education

Public

Private

Company TypeascdescPercentagesascdesc
Education
2%
Public
15%
Private
83%

Top Industries Hiring Pressers

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ pressers. Those industries include retail, manufacturing and hospitality.

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Retail

Manufacturing

Hospitality

Professional

Construction

IndustryascdescPercentagesascdesc
Retail
28%
Manufacturing
14%
Hospitality
8%
Professional
8%
Construction
5%
Transportation
4%
Finance
4%
Health Care
4%
Technology
4%
Internet
3%
Media
3%
Start-up
3%
Non Profits
3%
Utilities
3%
Fortune 500
3%
Telecommunication
3%
Real Estate
1%
Energy
1%
Automotive
1%
Insurance
1%

Presser Turnover And Employment Statistics

Presser Unemployment Rate Over Time

The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of pressers changed.

  • Unemployment rate
YearascdescPresser Unemployment Rateascdesc
2010
15.77%
2011
14.43%
2012
11.09%
2013
8.64%
2014
9.51%
2015
8.02%
2016
7.14%
2017
5.16%
2018
6.51%

The Average Number of Years That Presser Stay in a Job

By looking over 1,917 pressers resumes, we figured out that the average presser enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 29%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years


Number or YearsascdescPercentagesascdesc
Less than 1 year
28%
1-2 years
29%
3-4 years
14%
5-7 years
13%
8-10 years
5%
11+ years
11%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Pressers with Other Job Titles

After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to pressers.

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Job Titleascdesc
LGBTasc
Presser0.00%
Fur Dresser5.95%
Cloth Bale Header6.02%
Pocket Maker7.00%
Warp Tying Machine Tender7.42%
Assembly Supervisor10.57%
Laundry Clerk11.35%

ProfessionascdescPercentages of LGBT ascdesc
Fur Dresser
5.95%
Cloth Bale Header
6.02%
Pocket Maker
7.00%
Warp Tying Machine Tender
7.42%
Assembly Supervisor
10.57%
Laundry Clerk
11.35%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Pressers

The most common foreign language among pressers is Spanish at 92.9%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is Arabic at 3.6% and French is the third-most popular at 3.6%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 92.9%
  • Arabic, 3.6%
  • French, 3.6%
Job Title
Foreign LanguageascdescPercentagesascdesc
Spanish
92.9%
Arabic
3.6%
French
3.6%

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Where Do Pressers Earn The Most?

The map here shows where pressers earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

Average Salary

Where Are Pressers Located?

By looking through more than 1,917 resumes, we found that the most popular places for pressers are KY, Louisville and TX, Godley.

Number of Pressers