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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

51-6052 Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers

Design, make, alter, repair, or fit garments.


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)
24,110 7.4 % $16.60 $34,530 1.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.03 $11.97 $15.15 $19.95 $26.32
Annual Wage (2) $20,870 $24,900 $31,520 $41,490 $54,740


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)
Clothing Stores 9,230 0.90 $15.86 $32,980
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 2,980 3.76 $14.59 $30,360
Drycleaning and Laundry Services 2,840 0.97 $14.88 $30,950
General Merchandise Stores 1,830 0.06 $24.39 $50,730
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing 1,630 1.80 $16.98 $35,310

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 2,980 3.76 $14.59 $30,360
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing 1,630 1.80 $16.98 $35,310
Drycleaning and Laundry Services 2,840 0.97 $14.88 $30,950
Clothing Stores 9,230 0.90 $15.86 $32,980
Textile Furnishings Mills 300 0.60 $17.21 $35,800

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
General Merchandise Stores 1,830 0.06 $24.39 $50,730
Management of Companies and Enterprises 50 (7) $21.16 $44,010
Specialized Design Services 510 0.35 $19.40 $40,360
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 50 (7) $19.36 $40,260
Performing Arts Companies 150 0.11 $18.88 $39,270


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 3,350 0.19 1.17 $21.68 $45,090
Texas 2,280 0.18 1.12 $14.86 $30,910
Florida 2,140 0.24 1.49 $14.21 $29,560
New York 1,470 0.15 0.94 $18.73 $38,960
Ohio 950 0.17 1.06 $16.51 $34,340




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)
Florida 2,140 0.24 1.49 $14.21 $29,560
Maryland 590 0.22 1.33 $17.26 $35,890
North Carolina 890 0.20 1.21 $12.67 $26,350
Indiana 590 0.19 1.18 $15.11 $31,430
California 3,350 0.19 1.17 $21.68 $45,090




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 3,350 0.19 1.17 $21.68 $45,090
District of Columbia 100 0.14 0.88 $20.53 $42,700
Massachusetts 340 0.09 0.57 $19.93 $41,450
Nevada 220 0.16 0.95 $19.62 $40,810
Connecticut 230 0.14 0.84 $19.38 $40,320





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)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,690 0.18 1.07 (8) (8)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,520 0.24 1.49 $21.96 $45,680
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 820 0.23 1.37 $14.02 $29,150
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 810 0.25 1.55 $16.95 $35,250
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 760 0.29 1.75 $13.78 $28,660
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 640 0.21 1.27 $14.39 $29,930
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 360 0.13 0.79 $17.88 $37,190
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 350 0.25 1.54 $18.56 $38,610
Austin-Round Rock, TX 340 0.31 1.90 (8) (8)
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 310 0.11 0.67 $19.74 $41,050




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)
New Bedford, MA 70 1.02 6.22 $15.40 $32,030
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA 50 0.40 2.46 $18.40 $38,270
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 50 0.34 2.09 $15.23 $31,680
Austin-Round Rock, TX 340 0.31 1.90 (8) (8)
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 760 0.29 1.75 $13.78 $28,660
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 280 0.26 1.61 $15.23 $31,680
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 810 0.25 1.55 $16.95 $35,250
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 350 0.25 1.54 $18.56 $38,610
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,520 0.24 1.49 $21.96 $45,680
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 820 0.23 1.37 $14.02 $29,150




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)
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA (8) (8) (8) $25.42 $52,870
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT (8) (8) (8) $22.67 $47,150
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,520 0.24 1.49 $21.96 $45,680
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 220 0.15 0.90 $21.85 $45,450
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 100 0.07 0.40 $20.29 $42,210
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 190 0.18 1.13 $20.22 $42,060
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 270 0.10 0.58 $20.13 $41,860
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 310 0.11 0.67 $19.74 $41,050
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 160 0.07 0.45 $19.71 $40,990
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 180 0.18 1.08 $19.51 $40,580

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)
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.22 1.35 $12.82 $26,660

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)
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.22 1.35 $12.82 $26,660

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)
Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $17.67 $36,750
East Tennessee nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $17.15 $35,680
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) (8) (8) (8) $14.05 $29,230
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.22 1.35 $12.82 $26,660
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $12.66 $26,340


About May 2019 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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2019 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2020