The average hourly pay for a Pattern Maker is $19.59.
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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…Read more
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.
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Skills in Patternmaking and Computer Aided Design (CAD) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Adobe Illustrator, Sewing and Technical Garment Knowledge.
Pay by Experience Level for Pattern Maker
An entry-level Pattern Maker with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $14.87 based on 15 salaries. An early career Pattern Maker with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.63 based on 94 salaries. A mid-career Pattern Maker with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $21.30 based on 62 salaries. An experienced Pattern Maker with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $22.05 based on 86 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $26.
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Employees with Pattern Maker in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 42.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Denver, Colorado (25.3% more) and Los Angeles, California (22.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Dallas, Texas (43.2% less), Miami, Florida (26.6% less) and San Diego, California (15.9% less).
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