Spotlight on Statistics

May 2012

BLS Spotlight on Statistics: Fashion

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Fashion-related Occupations: Employment and Wages

Employment and wages for selected fashion-related occupations, May 2011
Occupation Employment Mean annual wages

Sewing machine operators

142,860 $23,080

Pressers, textile, garment, and related materials

52,790 20,530

Textile winding, twisting, and drawing out machine setters, operators, and tenders

27,400 26,460

Tailors, dressmakers, and custom sewers

25,530 28,800

Textile knitting and weaving machine setters, operators, and tenders

21,160 26,760

Fashion designers

16,010 73,930

Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers, all other

13,980 28,850

Textile bleaching and dyeing machine operators and tenders

11,870 24,980

Fabric and apparel patternmakers

6,410 44,650

Sewers, hand

5,460 25,590

Shoe and leather workers and repairers

5,360 25,680

Source: Occupational Employment Statistics | Chart

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