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Fabric and Apparel Patternmaker Salary (United States)

Just under three-fifths of Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $34K to $94K per year, but median earnings come to around $61K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers. Some workers in this field — roughly one in four — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a fair number and dental plans are enjoyed by nearly two in five. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
Fabric and Apparel Patternmaker Salary (?
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$37,347 - $95,331
(Median)
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61K
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MEDIAN: $61,100
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Fabric and Apparel Patternmaker Salary (?
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$13.09 - $42.88
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National Salary Data

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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$37,347 - $95,331  
   
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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$33,574 - $93,999  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 80
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$34$68$102
Hourly Rate
$13.09 - $42.88  
   
Overtime
$13.09 - $99.33  
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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$33,574 - $93,999  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 36
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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 who assume a higher-end position such as a Pattern Maker may get paid a little bit less, as Pattern Makers on average bring home $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.
Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $49K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $57K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers make a median salary of $61K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Fabric and Apparel Patternmaker generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $67K.

Pay Difference By Location

New York
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Los Angeles
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National Average
$53,000
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Home to some of the best pay for Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers, New York offers exceptional salaries, 27 percent above the national average. Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+19 percent).

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Experience Affects Fabric and Apparel Patternmaker Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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Mid-Career
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
93%
female alumni
 
Male
7%
male alumni

Years of Experience

1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
41%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 41%
vision benefits Vision: 31% employee benefits None: 26%