Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
4,810 9.7 % $23.89 $49,690 3.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.57 $14.96 $19.45 $31.45 $43.50
Annual Wage (2) $24,060 $31,120 $40,460 $65,410 $90,470


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 1,900 1.88 $26.78 $55,710
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing (3371 and 3372 only) 970 0.27 $17.68 $36,780
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers 440 0.30 $24.92 $51,820
Other Textile Product Mills 190 0.31 $17.86 $37,150
Employment Services 110 0.00 $18.17 $37,800

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 1,900 1.88 $26.78 $55,710
Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing 50 0.42 $20.19 $41,990
Other Textile Product Mills 190 0.31 $17.86 $37,150
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers 440 0.30 $24.92 $51,820
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing (3371 and 3372 only) 970 0.27 $17.68 $36,780

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Specialized Design Services 80 0.06 $33.70 $70,090
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing 1,900 1.88 $26.78 $55,710
Management of Companies and Enterprises (8) (8) $26.75 $55,640
Textile Furnishings Mills 50 0.09 $25.14 $52,290
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers 440 0.30 $24.92 $51,820


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 2.72 $28.29 $58,850
New York 830 0.09 2.66 $31.60 $65,740
Mississippi 680 0.61 18.06 $16.90 $35,140
North Carolina 240 0.06 1.64 $22.82 $47,470
New Jersey 220 0.06 1.65 $15.69 $32,630




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 680 0.61 18.06 $16.90 $35,140
New York 830 0.09 2.66 $31.60 $65,740
California 1,530 0.09 2.72 $28.29 $58,850
North Carolina 240 0.06 1.64 $22.82 $47,470
New Jersey 220 0.06 1.65 $15.69 $32,630




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 830 0.09 2.66 $31.60 $65,740
California 1,530 0.09 2.72 $28.29 $58,850
Washington 70 0.02 0.60 $23.39 $48,650
North Carolina 240 0.06 1.64 $22.82 $47,470
Kentucky 30 0.02 0.55 $22.61 $47,030



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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 1,240 0.28 8.28 $28.95 $60,210
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 990 0.15 4.39 $28.24 $58,730
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 110 0.07 1.98 $33.57 $69,830
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 100 0.67 19.72 $22.28 $46,350
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 80 0.07 2.10 $18.82 $39,140
Greensboro-High Point, NC 80 0.21 6.27 $24.49 $50,930
St. Louis, MO-IL 60 0.04 1.20 $19.56 $40,690
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 50 0.03 0.87 $24.85 $51,680
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 40 0.02 0.51 $20.41 $42,450
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 30 0.03 0.81 $20.83 $43,330


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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 100 0.67 19.72 $22.28 $46,350
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,240 0.28 8.28 $28.95 $60,210
Greensboro-High Point, NC 80 0.21 6.27 $24.49 $50,930
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 990 0.15 4.39 $28.24 $58,730
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 80 0.07 2.10 $18.82 $39,140
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 110 0.07 1.98 $33.57 $69,830
St. Louis, MO-IL 60 0.04 1.20 $19.56 $40,690
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 50 0.03 0.87 $24.85 $51,680
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 30 0.03 0.81 $20.83 $43,330
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 30 0.03 0.98 $18.11 $37,660


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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)
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 110 0.07 1.98 $33.57 $69,830
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,240 0.28 8.28 $28.95 $60,210
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 990 0.15 4.39 $28.24 $58,730
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 50 0.03 0.87 $24.85 $51,680
Greensboro-High Point, NC 80 0.21 6.27 $24.49 $50,930
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 100 0.67 19.72 $22.28 $46,350
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $21.78 $45,290
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 30 0.03 0.81 $20.83 $43,330
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 40 0.02 0.51 $20.41 $42,450
St. Louis, MO-IL 60 0.04 1.20 $19.56 $40,690

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 650 2.82 83.44 $16.76 $34,870

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 650 2.82 83.44 $16.76 $34,870

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 650 2.82 83.44 $16.76 $34,870
East Tennessee nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $12.92 $26,880


About May 2017 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 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018