Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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 9.7 % $21.97 $45,700 3.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.24 $12.76 $19.29 $29.47 $39.21
Annual Wage (2) $21,310 $26,540 $40,130 $61,290 $81,550


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 2,610 2.16 $26.19 $54,470
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers 830 0.58 $26.60 $55,330
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing 490 0.22 $17.91 $37,260
Other Textile Product Mills 470 0.74 $13.53 $28,130
Specialized Design Services 110 0.09 $26.85 $55,850

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 2,610 2.16 $26.19 $54,470
Other Textile Product Mills 470 0.74 $13.53 $28,130
Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing 80 0.69 $16.54 $34,400
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers 830 0.58 $26.60 $55,330
Other Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing 60 0.48 $22.58 $46,970

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Management of Companies and Enterprises 90 (7) $29.80 $61,990
Specialized Design Services 110 0.09 $26.85 $55,850
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers 830 0.58 $26.60 $55,330
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 50 0.01 $26.29 $54,680
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing 2,610 2.16 $26.19 $54,470


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 2,020 0.14 3.00 $26.39 $54,890
New York 1,140 0.13 2.90 $30.25 $62,910
Minnesota 640 0.24 5.23 $11.29 $23,490
North Carolina 420 0.11 2.31 $18.65 $38,780
Texas 240 0.02 0.49 $15.13 $31,460




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)
Minnesota 640 0.24 5.23 $11.29 $23,490
California 2,020 0.14 3.00 $26.39 $54,890
New York 1,140 0.13 2.90 $30.25 $62,910
North Carolina 420 0.11 2.31 $18.65 $38,780
Mississippi 120 0.11 2.36 $12.85 $26,730




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 1,140 0.13 2.90 $30.25 $62,910
California 2,020 0.14 3.00 $26.39 $54,890
Florida 130 0.02 0.37 $24.36 $50,680
Oregon 100 0.06 1.39 $20.70 $43,050
Pennsylvania 120 0.02 0.45 $18.68 $38,860





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 1,730 0.43 9.50 $26.52 $55,160
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,100 0.21 4.60 $30.49 $63,410
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 250 1.75 38.26 $19.29 $40,130
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 120 0.09 1.87 $27.72 $57,650
Greensboro-High Point, NC 90 0.28 6.02 $19.93 $41,460
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 80 0.08 1.77 $22.74 $47,300
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 70 0.02 0.41 $15.03 $31,260
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 50 0.05 1.16 $16.47 $34,250
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 50 0.04 0.98 $26.67 $55,480
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 40 0.02 0.41 $15.76 $32,790




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 250 1.75 38.26 $19.29 $40,130
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,730 0.43 9.50 $26.52 $55,160
Greensboro-High Point, NC 90 0.28 6.02 $19.93 $41,460
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,100 0.21 4.60 $30.49 $63,410
Reading, PA 30 0.19 4.22 $14.16 $29,440
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 120 0.09 1.87 $27.72 $57,650
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 80 0.08 1.77 $22.74 $47,300
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 50 0.05 1.16 $16.47 $34,250
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 50 0.04 0.98 $26.67 $55,480
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 30 0.03 0.55 $16.89 $35,140




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 1,100 0.21 4.60 $30.49 $63,410
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 120 0.09 1.87 $27.72 $57,650
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 50 0.04 0.98 $26.67 $55,480
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,730 0.43 9.50 $26.52 $55,160
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $24.60 $51,160
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 80 0.08 1.77 $22.74 $47,300
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $22.52 $46,850
Greensboro-High Point, NC 90 0.28 6.02 $19.93 $41,460
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 250 1.75 38.26 $19.29 $40,130
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 30 0.03 0.55 $16.89 $35,140

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 110 0.52 11.33 $12.71 $26,440

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 110 0.52 11.33 $12.71 $26,440

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)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 110 0.52 11.33 $12.71 $26,440


About May 2013 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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:

May 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014