The average hourly pay for an Experienced Pattern Maker with Computer Aided Design (CAD) skills is $26.37.
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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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Avg. Hourly Rate
Skills that pay less than market rate include Sewing, Technical Garment Knowledge and Patternmaking.
Pay by Experience Level for Pattern Maker
An early career Pattern Maker with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $15.26 based on 15 salaries. A mid-career Pattern Maker with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $23.80 based on 12 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $28.
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