Fabric and Apparel Patternmaker Salary

Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent just under three-fifths of Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers. Salaries average out to around $61K annually and spread from $33K to $96K per year. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. About a fourth of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a strong majority report medical coverage and just under a half claim dental coverage as well. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$36,680 - $98,773
(Median)
$37K
$61K
$99K
MEDIAN: $61,105
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$13.23 - $42.00
(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
$36,680 - $98,773  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,978  
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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$32,917 - $96,475  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 95
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$13.23 - $42.00  
   
Overtime
$22.19 - $44.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,978  
   
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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$32,917 - $96,475  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 39
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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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Although many Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers transition into Pattern Maker roles, the latter job seems to pay slightly less with an average reported annual 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.


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $42K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $52K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $61K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $70K.

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Experience Affects Fabric and Apparel Patternmaker Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 28%

Experienced
up arrow 13%

National Average
$54,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Entry-Level
up arrow 23%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
43%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 47%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 24%
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