Average Pattern Maker Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Pattern Maker is $19.59.
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Hourly Rate
$12 - $33
$484 - $7,148
Profit Sharing
$2,916 - $5,087
Total Pay
$27,611 - $89,148

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Job Description for Pattern Maker

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.

Job Satisfaction for Pattern Maker

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Popular Skills for Pattern Maker

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.
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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