Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
5,440 8.7 % $22.73 $47,280 2.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.59 $14.02 $19.86 $30.44 $39.74
Annual Wage (2) $22,030 $29,150 $41,310 $63,310 $82,650


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 2,700 2.28 $25.27 $52,570
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers 750 0.52 $25.51 $53,050
Other Textile Product Mills 470 0.74 $13.72 $28,530
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing 450 0.20 $18.08 $37,600
Employment Services 140 0.00 $13.36 $27,780

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 2,700 2.28 $25.27 $52,570
Other Textile Product Mills 470 0.74 $13.72 $28,530
Other Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing 70 0.55 $21.90 $45,540
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers 750 0.52 $25.51 $53,050
Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing 60 0.52 $15.82 $32,900

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 60 (7) $31.31 $65,120
Specialized Design Services 110 0.09 $28.67 $59,640
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers 750 0.52 $25.51 $53,050
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing 2,700 2.28 $25.27 $52,570
Other Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing 70 0.55 $21.90 $45,540


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 1,970 0.13 3.23 $24.71 $51,390
New York 1,180 0.13 3.33 $29.99 $62,390
North Carolina 350 0.09 2.15 $18.94 $39,390
Texas 190 0.02 0.42 $15.95 $33,180
Mississippi 150 0.13 3.33 $14.90 $30,980



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)
New York 1,180 0.13 3.33 $29.99 $62,390
Mississippi 150 0.13 3.33 $14.90 $30,980
California 1,970 0.13 3.23 $24.71 $51,390
North Carolina 350 0.09 2.15 $18.94 $39,390
Wisconsin 130 0.05 1.20 (8) (8)



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 1,180 0.13 3.33 $29.99 $62,390
California 1,970 0.13 3.23 $24.71 $51,390
Florida 130 0.02 0.41 $21.70 $45,130
Oregon 40 0.03 0.65 $19.64 $40,850
Minnesota 40 0.01 0.33 $19.29 $40,110




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 1,670 0.41 10.20 $24.58 $51,130
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,170 0.22 5.38 $30.17 $62,750
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 180 1.24 30.77 $19.63 $40,820
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 110 0.08 1.87 $28.65 $59,590
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 100 0.03 0.64 $12.51 $26,010
Greensboro-High Point, NC 90 0.25 6.18 $20.81 $43,280
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 80 0.08 2.00 $21.06 $43,800
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 50 0.05 1.21 $26.95 $56,050
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 50 0.05 1.34 $16.30 $33,900
Baltimore-Towson, MD 40 0.03 0.81 $17.99 $37,410



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 180 1.24 30.77 $19.63 $40,820
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,670 0.41 10.20 $24.58 $51,130
Greensboro-High Point, NC 90 0.25 6.18 $20.81 $43,280
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,170 0.22 5.38 $30.17 $62,750
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 110 0.08 1.87 $28.65 $59,590
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 80 0.08 2.00 $21.06 $43,800
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 50 0.05 1.21 $26.95 $56,050
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 50 0.05 1.34 $16.30 $33,900
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 100 0.03 0.64 $12.51 $26,010
Baltimore-Towson, MD 40 0.03 0.81 $17.99 $37,410



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 1,170 0.22 5.38 $30.17 $62,750
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 110 0.08 1.87 $28.65 $59,590
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 50 0.05 1.21 $26.95 $56,050
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,670 0.41 10.20 $24.58 $51,130
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 80 0.08 2.00 $21.06 $43,800
Greensboro-High Point, NC 90 0.25 6.18 $20.81 $43,280
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 180 1.24 30.77 $19.63 $40,820
Baltimore-Towson, MD 40 0.03 0.81 $17.99 $37,410
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX (8) (8) (8) $17.13 $35,620
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 50 0.05 1.34 $16.30 $33,900

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 140 0.65 16.19 $14.88 $30,960
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 50 0.40 10.05 $13.39 $27,850

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 140 0.65 16.19 $14.88 $30,960
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 50 0.40 10.05 $13.39 $27,850

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 140 0.65 16.19 $14.88 $30,960
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 50 0.40 10.05 $13.39 $27,850


About May 2014 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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015