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.