Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2009

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
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area 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)
6,640 7.4 % $20.64 $42,940 2.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.83 $12.52 $18.75 $27.81 $36.63
Annual Wage (2) $18,360 $26,050 $39,010 $57,850 $76,190


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 Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing 3,410 $22.41 $46,610
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers 690 $25.19 $52,400
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing 610 $15.83 $32,920
Other Textile Product Mills 570 $13.05 $27,150
Management of Companies and Enterprises 190 $26.91 $55,970

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Management of Companies and Enterprises 190 $26.91 $55,970
Specialized Design Services 90 $25.72 $53,490
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers 690 $25.19 $52,400
Apparel Knitting Mills 140 $25.08 $52,170
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing 3,410 $22.41 $46,610


State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all States with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
California 2,670 $22.62 $47,050 0.184
New York 1,160 $29.10 $60,520 0.136
North Carolina 490 $16.19 $33,680 0.125
Mississippi 110 $15.66 $32,570 0.103
Tennessee 170 $11.76 $24,450 0.064

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
New York 1,160 $29.10 $60,520 0.136
California 2,670 $22.62 $47,050 0.184
New Jersey 50 $19.26 $40,060 0.013
Pennsylvania 240 $18.98 $39,470 0.043
Washington 50 $17.99 $37,430 0.020


Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all Metropolitan areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 180 $17.66 $36,740 1.256
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,010 $23.26 $48,370 0.507
Greensboro-High Point, NC 160 $16.84 $35,030 0.472
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 400 $18.93 $39,380 0.276
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,070 $29.48 $61,330 0.211

Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,070 $29.48 $61,330 0.211
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 40 $24.02 $49,960 0.033
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,010 $23.26 $48,370 0.507
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 90 $22.19 $46,160 0.094
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 100 $20.49 $42,620 0.056


About May 2009 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. 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 mean 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.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2009 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 14, 2010

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