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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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 Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers
Industry profile for Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers
Geographic profile for Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers

National estimates for Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
4,670 13.3 % $ 27.83 $ 57,880 3.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 13.08 $ 16.46 $ 23.88 $ 37.01 $ 49.36
Annual Wage (2) $ 27,210 $ 34,230 $ 49,680 $ 76,970 $ 102,660


Industry profile for Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers: Top

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing 1,410 1.92 $ 29.37 $ 61,080
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing (3371 and 3372 only) 1,200 0.36 $ 22.08 $ 45,920
Management of Companies and Enterprises 480 0.02 $ 40.22 $ 83,670
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers 320 0.24 $ 40.55 $ 84,340
Clothing Stores 260 0.04 $ 29.85 $ 62,080

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing 1,410 1.92 $ 29.37 $ 61,080
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing (3371 and 3372 only) 1,200 0.36 $ 22.08 $ 45,920
Other Textile Product Mills 180 0.30 $ 21.72 $ 45,180
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers 320 0.24 $ 40.55 $ 84,340
Fabric Mills 40 0.09 $ 25.39 $ 52,820

Top paying industries for Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers 320 0.24 $ 40.55 $ 84,340
Management of Companies and Enterprises 480 0.02 $ 40.22 $ 83,670
Clothing Stores 260 0.04 $ 29.85 $ 62,080
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing 1,410 1.92 $ 29.37 $ 61,080
Fabric Mills 40 0.09 $ 25.39 $ 52,820


Geographic profile for Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers: Top

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





States with the highest employment level in Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 1,120 0.07 2.02 $ 30.30 $ 63,020
New York 1,000 0.12 3.43 $ 39.07 $ 81,270
Texas 290 0.02 0.72 $ 29.64 $ 61,660
North Carolina 220 0.05 1.53 $ 23.23 $ 48,310
Florida 210 0.02 0.74 $ 14.24 $ 29,610




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 1,000 0.12 3.43 $ 39.07 $ 81,270
California 1,120 0.07 2.02 $ 30.30 $ 63,020
North Carolina 220 0.05 1.53 $ 23.23 $ 48,310
Oregon 60 0.03 1.03 (8) (8)
New Jersey 110 0.03 0.87 (8) (8)




Top paying states for Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 1,000 0.12 3.43 $ 39.07 $ 81,270
California 1,120 0.07 2.02 $ 30.30 $ 63,020
Texas 290 0.02 0.72 $ 29.64 $ 61,660
Minnesota (8) (8) (8) $ 27.00 $ 56,160
Illinois 30 0.01 0.18 $ 24.87 $ 51,730





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 980 0.11 3.30 $ 39.76 $ 82,710
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 860 0.15 4.43 $ 29.96 $ 62,320
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 170 0.07 2.02 $ 12.52 $ 26,050
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 140 0.96 28.61 $ 23.06 $ 47,970
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 110 0.05 1.45 $ 37.14 $ 77,250
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 50 0.05 1.40 $ 18.07 $ 37,580
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 50 0.04 1.13 $ 26.82 $ 55,790
Greensboro-High Point, NC 40 0.11 3.42 $ 22.91 $ 47,640
St. Louis, MO-IL 40 0.03 0.85 $ 28.95 $ 60,210
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 30 0.01 0.24 $ 25.05 $ 52,100




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 140 0.96 28.61 $ 23.06 $ 47,970
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 860 0.15 4.43 $ 29.96 $ 62,320
Greensboro-High Point, NC 40 0.11 3.42 $ 22.91 $ 47,640
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 980 0.11 3.30 $ 39.76 $ 82,710
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 170 0.07 2.02 $ 12.52 $ 26,050
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 110 0.05 1.45 $ 37.14 $ 77,250
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 50 0.05 1.40 $ 18.07 $ 37,580
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 50 0.04 1.13 $ 26.82 $ 55,790
St. Louis, MO-IL 40 0.03 0.85 $ 28.95 $ 60,210
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 30 0.01 0.38 $ 28.33 $ 58,920




Top paying metropolitan areas for Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 980 0.11 3.30 $ 39.76 $ 82,710
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 110 0.05 1.45 $ 37.14 $ 77,250
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 860 0.15 4.43 $ 29.96 $ 62,320
St. Louis, MO-IL 40 0.03 0.85 $ 28.95 $ 60,210
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX (8) (8) (8) $ 28.93 $ 60,170
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 30 0.01 0.38 $ 28.33 $ 58,920
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 50 0.04 1.13 $ 26.82 $ 55,790
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 30 0.01 0.24 $ 25.05 $ 52,100
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 140 0.96 28.61 $ 23.06 $ 47,970
Greensboro-High Point, NC 40 0.11 3.42 $ 22.91 $ 47,640


About May 2020 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 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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021