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Fabric and Apparel Patternmaker Salary

With slightly more than half of Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $33K to $95K per year and averages out to $60K annually. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Although a strong majority have medical coverage and just under one-half have dental coverage, nearly one-fourth claim no health benefits at all. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$36,871 - $98,165
(Median)
$37K
$60K
$98K
MEDIAN: $60,125
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90%

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$13.28 - $41.75
(Median)
$13
$20
$42
MEDIAN: $19.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$36,871 - $98,165  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,949  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$32,638 - $95,045  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 90
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$13.28 - $41.75  
   
Overtime
$13.18 - $98.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,949  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$32,638 - $95,045  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 40

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Job Description for Fabric and Apparel Patternmaker

  • May also mark and cut fabrics and apparel.
  • Calculate dimensions for size variations.
  • Draw and construct sets of precision master fabric patterns or layouts.

Common Career Paths for Fabric and Apparel Patternmaker


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Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers often transition into a Pattern Maker position. Pattern Makers report a slightly lower median income of $47K.

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Pay by Experience Level for Fabric and Apparel Patternmaker

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $47K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $55K. Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $61K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Fabric and Apparel Patternmaker with more than 20 years of experience can earn $68K on average.

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Experience Affects Fabric and Apparel Patternmaker Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%

Experienced
up arrow 14%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$53,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
39%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 46%
vision benefits Vision: 36% employee benefits None: 24%