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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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:

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)
3,220 7.3 % $ 30.81 $ 64,070 4.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 14.19 $ 18.09 $ 28.20 $ 38.24 $ 50.05
Annual Wage (2) $ 29,500 $ 37,630 $ 58,650 $ 79,540 $ 104,110


Industry profile for Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers:

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 1,150 1.63 $ 29.18 $ 60,690
Management of Companies and Enterprises 700 0.03 $ 44.43 $ 92,420
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers 220 0.17 $ 34.10 $ 70,920
Other Textile Product Mills 180 0.32 $ 17.55 $ 36,490
Specialized Design Services 110 0.08 $ 20.29 $ 42,210

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 1,150 1.63 $ 29.18 $ 60,690
Other Textile Product Mills 180 0.32 $ 17.55 $ 36,490
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers 220 0.17 $ 34.10 $ 70,920
Specialized Design Services 110 0.08 $ 20.29 $ 42,210
Management of Companies and Enterprises 700 0.03 $ 44.43 $ 92,420

Top paying industries for Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Management of Companies and Enterprises 700 0.03 $ 44.43 $ 92,420
Employment Services 70 (7) $ 37.56 $ 78,130
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses 70 0.01 $ 37.53 $ 78,060
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers 220 0.17 $ 34.10 $ 70,920
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing 1,150 1.63 $ 29.18 $ 60,690


Geographic profile for Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers:

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.



Map of employment of fabric and apparel patternmakers by state, May 2021


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)
New York 1,010 0.12 5.08 $ 39.85 $ 82,900
California 860 0.05 2.29 $ 35.97 $ 74,820
North Carolina 260 0.06 2.61 $ 22.95 $ 47,730
Texas 170 0.01 0.60 $ 15.58 $ 32,410
Indiana 100 0.03 1.50 $ 16.51 $ 34,340


Map of location quotient of fabric and apparel patternmakers by state, May 2021


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 1,010 0.12 5.08 $ 39.85 $ 82,900
North Carolina 260 0.06 2.61 $ 22.95 $ 47,730
California 860 0.05 2.29 $ 35.97 $ 74,820
Indiana 100 0.03 1.50 $ 16.51 $ 34,340
South Carolina 40 0.02 0.81 $ 17.02 $ 35,400


Map of annual mean wages of fabric and apparel patternmakers by state, May 2021


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 1,010 0.12 5.08 $ 39.85 $ 82,900
California 860 0.05 2.29 $ 35.97 $ 74,820
New Jersey 70 0.02 0.81 $ 35.42 $ 73,670
Illinois 30 0.01 0.25 $ 27.00 $ 56,170
North Carolina 260 0.06 2.61 $ 22.95 $ 47,730



Map of employment of fabric and apparel patternmakers by area, May 2021


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 960 0.11 4.84 $ 40.85 $ 84,960
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 650 0.11 4.97 $ 35.81 $ 74,480
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 170 1.14 50.09 $ 23.02 $ 47,880
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 80 0.04 1.64 $ 40.03 $ 83,260
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 70 0.02 0.90 $ 16.77 $ 34,880
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 50 0.04 1.59 $ 30.05 $ 62,500
Rochester, NY 40 0.08 3.63 $ 33.26 $ 69,180
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 40 0.01 0.54 $ 15.37 $ 31,970
Greensboro-High Point, NC 30 0.10 4.47 $ 23.51 $ 48,890
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 30 0.01 0.61 $ 21.86 $ 45,470


Map of location quotient of fabric and apparel patternmakers by area, May 2021


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 170 1.14 50.09 $ 23.02 $ 47,880
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 650 0.11 4.97 $ 35.81 $ 74,480
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 960 0.11 4.84 $ 40.85 $ 84,960
Greensboro-High Point, NC 30 0.10 4.47 $ 23.51 $ 48,890
Rochester, NY 40 0.08 3.63 $ 33.26 $ 69,180
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 80 0.04 1.64 $ 40.03 $ 83,260
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 50 0.04 1.59 $ 30.05 $ 62,500
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 70 0.02 0.90 $ 16.77 $ 34,880
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 30 0.01 0.61 $ 21.86 $ 45,470
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 40 0.01 0.54 $ 15.37 $ 31,970


Map of annual mean wages of fabric and apparel patternmakers by area, May 2021


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 960 0.11 4.84 $ 40.85 $ 84,960
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 80 0.04 1.64 $ 40.03 $ 83,260
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 650 0.11 4.97 $ 35.81 $ 74,480
Rochester, NY 40 0.08 3.63 $ 33.26 $ 69,180
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 50 0.04 1.59 $ 30.05 $ 62,500
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 30 0.01 0.33 $ 26.60 $ 55,320
Greensboro-High Point, NC 30 0.10 4.47 $ 23.51 $ 48,890
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 170 1.14 50.09 $ 23.02 $ 47,880
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI (8) (8) (8) $ 22.01 $ 45,770
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 30 0.01 0.61 $ 21.86 $ 45,470

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 30 0.15 6.64 $ 17.06 $ 35,490

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

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 30 0.15 6.64 $ 17.06 $ 35,490

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 30 0.15 6.64 $ 17.06 $ 35,490


About May 2021 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.

(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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022