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Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers Salary Information

The salary statistics of fabric and apparel patternmakers are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of fabric and apparel patternmakers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The fabric and apparel patternmakers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$24,060
25th Percentile Wage
$31,120
50th Percentile Wage
$40,460
75th Percentile Wage
$65,410
90th Percentile Wage
$90,470

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for fabric and apparel patternmakers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) fabric and apparel patternmakers is $90,470. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $40,460. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $24,060. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 276% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of fabric and apparel patternmakers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$40,460
2.00% 4.47%
2016
$39,650
-10.72% -
2015
$43,900
5.90% -
2014
$41,310
2.86% -
2013
$40,130
3.69% -
2012
$38,650
- -

Table 2. Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of fabric and apparel patternmakers in 6 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for fabric and apparel patternmakers occupations is the retail trade sector with an annual salary $55,020. The lowest paying sector is the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector (annual salary $29,140).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Retail Trade
$55,020
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$52,100
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$50,810
Manufacturing
$39,500
Wholesale Trade
$39,130
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$29,140

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers by States

From the above tables we note that not only fabric and apparel patternmakers salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of fabric and apparel patternmakers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $19,180 to $58,390. The highest paying state for fabric and apparel patternmakers is California with a median annual salary of $58,390. The lowest paying state is New Jersey with a median annual salary of $19,180. For more salary information of fabric and apparel patternmakers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
California
$58,390
New York
$58,290
Washington
$46,020
North Carolina
$45,590
Florida
$41,840
South Carolina
$41,730
Oregon
$38,530
Virginia
$38,000
Texas
$37,640
Massachusetts
$37,600
Michigan
$36,280
Pennsylvania
$36,170
Indiana
$36,080
Mississippi
$35,570
Georgia
$34,970
Illinois
$34,960
Kansas
$33,930
Maryland
$32,460
Kentucky
$31,130
Missouri
$29,140
Ohio
$28,720
Minnesota
$28,400
Tennessee
$25,840
Wisconsin
$25,340
Colorado
$25,010
Louisiana
$24,070
Puerto Rico
$19,510
New Jersey
$19,180



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