Pattern Maker Salary

Pattern Makers in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and approximately one-half have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $56K per year, but may range from $27K to $88K per year. Residence and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Female Pattern Makers survey participants are more prevalent than men — 64 percent of professionals. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and nearly one in three lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by the greater part and dental coverage is claimed by about one-half. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$29,865 - $91,555
$30K
$56K
$92K
MEDIAN: $56,123
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90%

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$11.84 - $33.75
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$34
MEDIAN: $17.47
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$0$91K
Salary $29,865 - $91,555
Bonus $394.53 - $7,096
Profit Sharing $3,052
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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$26,353 - $85,751
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 110
Hourly Data $0$57
Hourly Rate $11.84 - $33.75
Hourly Tips $1.00
Overtime $19.66 - $57.81
Annual Data $0$85K
Bonus $394.53 - $7,096
Profit Sharing $3,052
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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$26,353 - $85,751
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 112

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Job Description for Pattern Maker

There are two main types of pattern makers: manufacturers and apparel designers. Pattern makers for manufacturers perform a skilled trade that is related to the tools and die making sectors; these individuals are responsible for the creation of the cast and mold. A pattern can be designed in a cast made of wood, iron, or other metallic material, so a pattern maker for manufacturers must know how to use tools such as chisels, hammers, and power tools. The pattern maker for a manufacturer works in an indoor factory setting, and this position may require physical labor to mold and chisel a pattern.

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Pattern Maker Tasks

  • Create the pattern pieces for a particular apparel design.
  • Alter the size of pattern pieces to product garments of various sizes.
  • Use a computer to outline pattern pieces and draw in details to indicate the position of buttonholes, pleats and other features.
  • Convert a designer's garment into a pattern of separate pieces that can be laid out on a length of fabric in a way that minimizes wasted fabric.

Common Career Paths for Pattern Maker


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Pattern Makers who transition into an upper level Apparel Technical Designer position will not necessarily make much more than they do in their current role. The average Apparel Technical Designer makes $53K a year.

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Pay by Experience Level for Pattern Maker

Pay by Experience for a Pattern Maker has a positive trend. An entry-level Pattern Maker with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 93 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Pattern Maker with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 48 salaries. An experienced Pattern Maker which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 63 salaries. A Pattern Maker with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 67 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $48,180

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

New York is home to an above-average pay rate for Pattern Makers, 52 percent higher than the national average. Compared to the national average, Philadelphia Pattern Makers have considerably lower salaries, 21 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are San Diego (17 percent less) and Los Angeles (4 percent less).

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Key Stats for Pattern Maker

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 30 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
28%
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Experience Affects Pattern Maker Salaries

▲44%

▲12%

▲6%

National Average
$48,000

▼21%

Skills That Affect Pattern Maker Salaries

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
▲16%

National Average
$48,000


Sewing
▼31%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 47%
vision benefits
Vision: 34%
no benefits
None: 34%
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