A Pattern Maker earns an average salary of $61,799 per year.
Pattern Maker Total Pay (?
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$33,320 - $101,124
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100K
MEDIAN: $61,799
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Pattern Maker Total Pay (?
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$11.76 - $29.37
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$33,320 - $101,124  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,810  
Profit Sharing
$308.37 - $5,896  
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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$28,075 - $83,006  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 174
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$11.76 - $29.37  
   
Overtime
$12.58 - $47.61  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,810  
   
Profit Sharing
$308.37 - $5,896  
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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$28,075 - $83,006  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 174
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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
  • 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.
  • Create the pattern pieces for a particular apparel design.
  • Alter the size of pattern pieces to product garments of various sizes.
Pay by Experience Level for Pattern Maker
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
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$50,000
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Experience Affects Pattern Maker Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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Mid-Career
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$50,000
Entry-Level
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Gender
Female
74%
female alumni
 
Male
26%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
32%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 66% dental benefits Dental: 45%
vision benefits Vision: 30% employee benefits None: 34%
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