The average salary for a Fabric and Apparel Patternmaker is $61,591.
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Job Description for Fabric and Apparel Patternmaker
A fabric and apparel patternmaker creates the templates for pieces of clothing so that the individual parts can be sewn together and attached to make a finished garment. Patternmakers may work in a clothing manufacturing setting, in which case the patterns they cut typically adhere to some sort of design specification prior to mass production. It is also common to find skilled patternmakers working in fashion design, helping a designer to conceptualize and cut various fabric types for fit, style…Read more
Fabric and Apparel Patternmaker Tasks
- Draw and construct sets of precision master fabric patterns or layouts.
- Calculate dimensions for size variations.
- May also mark and cut fabrics and apparel.
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Popular Skills for Fabric and Apparel Patternmaker
Technical Garment Knowledge
Computer Aided Design (CAD)
Skills in Technical Garment Knowledge, Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Sewing are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Fabric/Textiles and Patternmaking.
Pay by Experience Level for Fabric and Apparel Patternmaker
An early career Fabric and Apparel Patternmaker with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $41,546 based on 36 salaries. A mid-career Fabric and Apparel Patternmaker with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $63,938 based on 39 salaries. An experienced Fabric and Apparel Patternmaker with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $69,043 based on 37 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $85,000.
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Employees with Fabric and Apparel Patternmaker in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 43.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (27.1% more) and New York, New York (12.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Portland, Oregon (31.8% less), Chicago, Illinois (26.9% less) and Indianapolis, Indiana (10.7% less).
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