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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
5,220 9.2 % $23.65 $49,180 3.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.23 $14.42 $19.50 $31.36 $42.22
Annual Wage (2) $23,360 $29,990 $40,560 $65,230 $87,820


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 1,870 2.01 $25.20 $52,420
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing (3371 and 3372 only) 950 0.27 $18.01 $37,450
Management of Companies and Enterprises 410 0.02 $34.11 $70,950
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers 380 0.25 $24.61 $51,190
Other Textile Product Mills 190 0.30 $17.55 $36,510

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 1,870 2.01 $25.20 $52,420
Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing 50 0.42 $19.44 $40,430
Other Textile Product Mills 190 0.30 $17.55 $36,510
Other Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing 30 0.29 (8) (8)
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing (3371 and 3372 only) 950 0.27 $18.01 $37,450

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Specialized Design Services (8) (8) $36.93 $76,820
Management of Companies and Enterprises 410 0.02 $34.11 $70,950
Clothing Stores (8) (8) $27.23 $56,630
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing 1,870 2.01 $25.20 $52,420
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers 380 0.25 $24.61 $51,190


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 1,530 0.09 2.50 $26.20 $54,490
New York 970 0.10 2.87 $34.19 $71,110
Mississippi 710 0.63 17.49 $17.42 $36,230
Florida 290 0.03 0.95 $15.61 $32,460
New Jersey 230 0.06 1.57 $13.99 $29,090




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)
Mississippi 710 0.63 17.49 $17.42 $36,230
New York 970 0.10 2.87 $34.19 $71,110
California 1,530 0.09 2.50 $26.20 $54,490
New Jersey 230 0.06 1.57 $13.99 $29,090
North Carolina 210 0.05 1.34 $21.17 $44,030




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 970 0.10 2.87 $34.19 $71,110
California 1,530 0.09 2.50 $26.20 $54,490
Massachusetts 30 0.01 0.24 $25.10 $52,210
Washington 60 0.02 0.47 $23.88 $49,670
Maryland 30 0.01 0.32 $21.17 $44,040





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-Anaheim, CA 1,350 0.22 6.12 $26.96 $56,070
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,160 0.12 3.38 $30.28 $62,980
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 210 0.08 2.25 $14.09 $29,300
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 110 0.73 20.31 $21.02 $43,730
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 70 0.03 0.76 $19.59 $40,750
Greensboro-High Point, NC 60 0.16 4.36 $20.69 $43,030
St. Louis, MO-IL 50 0.04 1.03 $20.84 $43,350
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 50 0.02 0.66 $24.80 $51,570
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 30 0.02 0.42 $21.62 $44,970




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 110 0.73 20.31 $21.02 $43,730
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,350 0.22 6.12 $26.96 $56,070
Greensboro-High Point, NC 60 0.16 4.36 $20.69 $43,030
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,160 0.12 3.38 $30.28 $62,980
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 210 0.08 2.25 $14.09 $29,300
St. Louis, MO-IL 50 0.04 1.03 $20.84 $43,350
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 70 0.03 0.76 $19.59 $40,750
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 50 0.02 0.66 $24.80 $51,570
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 30 0.02 0.42 $21.62 $44,970




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-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,160 0.12 3.38 $30.28 $62,980
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,350 0.22 6.12 $26.96 $56,070
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX (8) (8) (8) $26.39 $54,890
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 50 0.02 0.66 $24.80 $51,570
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 30 0.02 0.42 $21.62 $44,970
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 110 0.73 20.31 $21.02 $43,730
St. Louis, MO-IL 50 0.04 1.03 $20.84 $43,350
Greensboro-High Point, NC 60 0.16 4.36 $20.69 $43,030
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 70 0.03 0.76 $19.59 $40,750
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA (8) (8) (8) $16.82 $34,980

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 680 2.93 81.35 $17.36 $36,120

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 680 2.93 81.35 $17.36 $36,120

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 680 2.93 81.35 $17.36 $36,120
East Tennessee nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $13.37 $27,800


About May 2018 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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019