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Fabric and Apparel Patternmaker Salary

Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and a little more than half have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $60K annually, but may range from $32K to $95K per year. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and one in four lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a strong majority and dental coverage is claimed by just under a half. For the most part, Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$36,524 - $97,877
(Median)
$37K
$60K
$98K
MEDIAN: $59,924
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50%
90%

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$13.28 - $41.75
(Median)
$13
$20
$42
MEDIAN: $19.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$36,524 - $97,877  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,880  
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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$32,085 - $94,867  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 91
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 - $4,880  
   
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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$32,085 - $94,867  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 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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Many Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers transition into upper-level roles like Pattern Maker. However, Pattern Makers do report a slightly lower median income of $47K per year.

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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.


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $45K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $53K. Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers see a median salary of $60K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $68K on average.

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Experience Affects Fabric and Apparel Patternmaker Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 30%

Experienced
up arrow 14%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$52,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
40%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 47%
vision benefits Vision: 37% employee benefits None: 24%
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