Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
6,410 8.9 % $21.47 $44,650 3.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.66 $12.57 $19.14 $29.53 $37.70
Annual Wage (2) $20,090 $26,150 $39,800 $61,410 $78,430


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 3,030 2.44 $23.69 $49,260
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers 720 0.52 $27.96 $58,160
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing 550 0.25 $17.32 $36,030
Other Textile Product Mills 330 0.51 $13.95 $29,020
Apparel Knitting Mills 150 0.88 $23.46 $48,800

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 3,030 2.44 $23.69 $49,260
Apparel Knitting Mills 150 0.88 $23.46 $48,800
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers 720 0.52 $27.96 $58,160
Other Textile Product Mills 330 0.51 $13.95 $29,020
Other Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing 50 0.41 $20.36 $42,340

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Specialized Design Services 120 0.11 $30.65 $63,750
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers 720 0.52 $27.96 $58,160
Management of Companies and Enterprises 80 (7) $24.51 $50,980
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing 3,030 2.44 $23.69 $49,260
Apparel Knitting Mills 150 0.88 $23.46 $48,800


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 2,320 0.16 3.30 $22.17 $46,100
New York 1,280 0.15 3.05 $31.66 $65,850
North Carolina 440 0.11 2.29 $18.04 $37,510
Pennsylvania 210 0.04 0.76 $21.26 $44,230
Texas 130 0.01 0.25 $13.92 $28,940




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)
California 2,320 0.16 3.30 $22.17 $46,100
New York 1,280 0.15 3.05 $31.66 $65,850
North Carolina 440 0.11 2.29 $18.04 $37,510
Oregon 130 0.08 1.63 $19.31 $40,170
Mississippi 80 0.07 1.41 $17.88 $37,180




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 1,280 0.15 3.05 $31.66 $65,850
Ohio 120 0.03 0.50 $28.26 $58,770
California 2,320 0.16 3.30 $22.17 $46,100
Pennsylvania 210 0.04 0.76 $21.26 $44,230
Massachusetts 50 0.02 0.33 $19.98 $41,550





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 1,980 0.52 10.35 $22.11 $45,990
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,280 0.25 5.07 $31.26 $65,010
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 240 1.72 34.38 $18.44 $38,350
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 170 0.12 2.47 $24.16 $50,250
Greensboro-High Point, NC 130 0.37 7.46 $18.33 $38,130
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 120 0.12 2.49 $19.69 $40,950
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 70 0.02 0.39 $17.66 $36,730
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 60 0.03 0.61 $24.39 $50,720
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 50 0.15 2.93 $22.16 $46,100
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 50 0.04 0.79 $19.64 $40,850




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 240 1.72 34.38 $18.44 $38,350
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,980 0.52 10.35 $22.11 $45,990
Greensboro-High Point, NC 130 0.37 7.46 $18.33 $38,130
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,280 0.25 5.07 $31.26 $65,010
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 50 0.15 2.93 $22.16 $46,100
El Paso, TX 30 0.13 2.54 $15.09 $31,390
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 170 0.12 2.47 $24.16 $50,250
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 120 0.12 2.49 $19.69 $40,950
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 50 0.04 0.79 $19.64 $40,850
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 40 0.04 0.82 $24.41 $50,780




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-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,280 0.25 5.07 $31.26 $65,010
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $30.37 $63,180
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 40 0.04 0.82 $24.41 $50,780
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 60 0.03 0.61 $24.39 $50,720
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 170 0.12 2.47 $24.16 $50,250
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 50 0.15 2.93 $22.16 $46,100
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,980 0.52 10.35 $22.11 $45,990
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 120 0.12 2.49 $19.69 $40,950
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 50 0.04 0.79 $19.64 $40,850
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 240 1.72 34.38 $18.44 $38,350

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 60 0.30 5.99 $18.10 $37,650

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 60 0.30 5.99 $18.10 $37,650

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)
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $19.99 $41,580
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 60 0.30 5.99 $18.10 $37,650


About May 2011 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 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.

(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 2011 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2011 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 27, 2012

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