Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
5,140 6.4 % $23.58 $49,040 2.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.22 $13.92 $21.11 $32.38 $41.75
Annual Wage (2) $21,270 $28,950 $43,900 $67,350 $86,840


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 2,390 2.12 $26.32 $54,740
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers 730 0.49 $27.16 $56,490
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing 440 0.19 $18.73 $38,950
Other Textile Product Mills 430 0.68 $12.75 $26,510
Employment Services 130 0.00 $13.09 $27,230

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 2,390 2.12 $26.32 $54,740
Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing 90 0.72 $16.64 $34,600
Other Textile Product Mills 430 0.68 $12.75 $26,510
Apparel Knitting Mills 70 0.58 $27.36 $56,910
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers 730 0.49 $27.16 $56,490

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Specialized Design Services 60 0.04 $30.96 $64,400
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills (8) (8) $28.69 $59,670
Apparel Knitting Mills 70 0.58 $27.36 $56,910
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers 730 0.49 $27.16 $56,490
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing 2,390 2.12 $26.32 $54,740


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 1,680 0.11 2.91 $26.22 $54,530
New York 1,230 0.14 3.66 $30.54 $63,530
North Carolina 310 0.08 2.04 $20.38 $42,380
Illinois 150 0.03 0.68 $13.44 $27,950
Texas 150 0.01 0.34 $18.75 $39,000




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)
New York 1,230 0.14 3.66 $30.54 $63,530
Mississippi 120 0.11 2.88 $16.85 $35,040
California 1,680 0.11 2.91 $26.22 $54,530
North Carolina 310 0.08 2.04 $20.38 $42,380
South Carolina 110 0.06 1.51 $16.10 $33,480




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 1,230 0.14 3.66 $30.54 $63,530
New Jersey 70 0.02 0.50 $27.19 $56,560
California 1,680 0.11 2.91 $26.22 $54,530
Oregon 50 0.03 0.75 $22.24 $46,250
Pennsylvania 120 0.02 0.56 $20.66 $42,980





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 1,280 0.31 8.38 $26.36 $54,830
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,230 0.19 5.08 $30.55 $63,550
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 150 0.10 2.68 $31.33 $65,160
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 110 0.78 21.07 $21.58 $44,880
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 100 0.10 2.64 $20.19 $42,000
Greensboro-High Point, NC 100 0.28 7.59 $21.66 $45,050
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 80 0.06 1.65 $13.01 $27,060
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 50 0.04 0.99 (8) (8)
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 40 0.02 0.45 $19.99 $41,590
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 40 0.07 1.82 $12.51 $26,020




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 0.78 21.07 $21.58 $44,880
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,280 0.31 8.38 $26.36 $54,830
Greensboro-High Point, NC 100 0.28 7.59 $21.66 $45,050
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,230 0.19 5.08 $30.55 $63,550
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 100 0.10 2.64 $20.19 $42,000
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 150 0.10 2.68 $31.33 $65,160
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 40 0.07 1.82 $12.51 $26,020
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 80 0.06 1.65 $13.01 $27,060
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 50 0.04 0.99 (8) (8)
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 30 0.03 0.82 $24.52 $51,000




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)
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 30 0.03 0.69 $33.64 $69,980
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 150 0.10 2.68 $31.33 $65,160
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,230 0.19 5.08 $30.55 $63,550
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,280 0.31 8.38 $26.36 $54,830
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 30 0.03 0.82 $24.52 $51,000
Greensboro-High Point, NC 100 0.28 7.59 $21.66 $45,050
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 110 0.78 21.07 $21.58 $44,880
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 30 0.02 0.56 $21.35 $44,410
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 100 0.10 2.64 $20.19 $42,000
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 40 0.02 0.45 $19.99 $41,590

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 110 0.47 12.71 $16.65 $34,630

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 110 0.47 12.71 $16.65 $34,630

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 110 0.47 12.71 $16.65 $34,630


About May 2015 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 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016