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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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$23,670
25th Percentile Wage
$30,740
50th Percentile Wage
$39,650
75th Percentile Wage
$64,840
90th Percentile Wage
$86,960

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 $86,960. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $39,650. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $23,670. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 267% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of fabric and apparel patternmakers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201639,650-10.72%2.52%
201543,9005.90%-
201441,3102.86%-
201340,1303.69%-
201238,650--

Table 2. Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of fabric and apparel patternmakers in 5 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 professional, scientific, and technical services sector with an annual salary $61,860. The lowest paying sector is the retail trade sector (annual salary $32,530).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$61,860
Wholesale Trade
$51,550
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$49,710
Manufacturing
$38,310
Retail Trade
$32,530

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 $19,510 to $62,730. The highest paying state for fabric and apparel patternmakers is New York with a median annual salary of $62,730. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $19,510. 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
New York
$62,730
New Jersey
$58,380
Washington
$53,820
California
$47,020
Pennsylvania
$44,820
North Carolina
$44,240
Oregon
$38,650
Indiana
$38,420
Texas
$36,270
Georgia
$35,340
Mississippi
$34,550
Kansas
$33,930
Ohio
$31,840
Florida
$31,740
Tennessee
$28,690
Minnesota
$28,400
Wisconsin
$25,340
Illinois
$24,860
Missouri
$20,570
Puerto Rico
$19,510


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