Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

51-6092 Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers

Draw and construct sets of precision master fabric patterns or layouts. May also mark and cut fabrics and apparel.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
6,060 8.5 % $21.25 $44,190 3.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.20 $13.34 $18.74 $28.56 $36.82
Annual Wage (2) $19,140 $27,740 $38,970 $59,410 $76,580


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing 3,440 2.68 $22.11 $46,000
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing 630 0.28 $15.93 $33,140
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers 590 0.43 $26.65 $55,420
Other Textile Product Mills 360 0.58 $13.46 $27,990
Management of Companies and Enterprises 110 0.01 $27.56 $57,330

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing 3,440 2.68 $22.11 $46,000
Apparel Knitting Mills 110 0.64 $24.16 $50,250
Other Textile Product Mills 360 0.58 $13.46 $27,990
Other Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing 60 0.52 $17.40 $36,190
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers 590 0.43 $26.65 $55,420

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Specialized Design Services 100 0.09 $30.38 $63,190
Management of Companies and Enterprises 110 0.01 $27.56 $57,330
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers 590 0.43 $26.65 $55,420
Apparel Knitting Mills 110 0.64 $24.16 $50,250
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing 3,440 2.68 $22.11 $46,000


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 2,500 0.18 3.74 $21.34 $44,380
New York 1,200 0.14 3.02 $30.14 $62,680
North Carolina 450 0.12 2.52 $16.91 $35,180
Pennsylvania 240 0.04 0.90 $19.65 $40,860
Texas 170 0.02 0.36 $14.27 $29,680




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 2,500 0.18 3.74 $21.34 $44,380
New York 1,200 0.14 3.02 $30.14 $62,680
North Carolina 450 0.12 2.52 $16.91 $35,180
Mississippi 100 0.09 1.91 $16.53 $34,370
Oregon 80 0.05 1.11 $16.06 $33,390




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 1,200 0.14 3.02 $30.14 $62,680
California 2,500 0.18 3.74 $21.34 $44,380
Massachusetts 80 0.03 0.57 $20.28 $42,190
Pennsylvania 240 0.04 0.90 $19.65 $40,860
Illinois 40 0.01 0.17 $19.34 $40,240

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,980 0.52 10.89 $21.95 $45,660
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,180 0.24 4.97 $29.95 $62,300
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 210 1.53 32.14 $17.95 $37,340
Greensboro-High Point, NC 170 0.51 10.70 $16.47 $34,270
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 80 0.05 0.99 $20.84 $43,340
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 80 0.08 1.68 $16.37 $34,050
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 60 0.06 1.34 (8) (8)
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 60 0.04 0.88 (8) (8)
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 50 0.14 2.90 $22.96 $47,760
Baltimore-Towson, MD 40 0.04 0.76 $14.20 $29,540




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 210 1.53 32.14 $17.95 $37,340
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,980 0.52 10.89 $21.95 $45,660
Greensboro-High Point, NC 170 0.51 10.70 $16.47 $34,270
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,180 0.24 4.97 $29.95 $62,300
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 50 0.14 2.90 $22.96 $47,760
El Paso, TX 40 0.13 2.75 $13.30 $27,670
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 80 0.08 1.68 $16.37 $34,050
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 60 0.06 1.34 (8) (8)
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 80 0.05 0.99 $20.84 $43,340
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 60 0.04 0.88 (8) (8)




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,180 0.24 4.97 $29.95 $62,300
Rochester, NY (8) (8) (8) $26.20 $54,500
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 30 0.03 0.57 $23.40 $48,670
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 50 0.14 2.90 $22.96 $47,760
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,980 0.52 10.89 $21.95 $45,660
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 80 0.05 0.99 $20.84 $43,340
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 30 0.01 0.19 $19.51 $40,570
Denver-Aurora, CO (8) (8) (8) $19.37 $40,290
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $18.15 $37,760
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 210 1.53 32.14 $17.95 $37,340

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 80 0.39 8.25 $16.96 $35,280

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 80 0.39 8.25 $16.96 $35,280

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $19.69 $40,960
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 80 0.39 8.25 $16.96 $35,280
Northeast Indiana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $15.39 $32,000


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

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Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011