Average Experienced Pattern Maker with Patternmaking Skills Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for an Experienced Pattern Maker with Patternmaking skills is $22.76.
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Hourly Rate
$14 - $44
$0 - $7,288
Profit Sharing
$0 - $4,250
Total Pay
$33,973 - $101,233

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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.

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Popular Skills for Pattern Maker

Skills in Computer Aided Design (CAD) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include 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 $14.54 based on 6 salaries. An early career Pattern Maker with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.09 based on 47 salaries. A mid-career Pattern Maker with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $21.89 based on 39 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $26.

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