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.