Average Mid-Career Pattern Maker with Patternmaking Skills Salary

$57,931
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$1,017
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The average salary for a Mid-Career Pattern Maker with Patternmaking skills is $57,931.
10%
$40k
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$58k
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$87k
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$40k - $87k
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$509 - $2k
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$32k - $83k
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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 Technical Garment Knowledge are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Adobe Illustrator and Computer Aided Design (CAD).

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 $40,296 based on 6 salaries. An early career Pattern Maker with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $51,690 based on 44 salaries. An experienced Pattern Maker with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $75,848 based on 56 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $80,578.

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Years of Experience

This data is based on 153 survey responses.
Entry Level
3.9%
Early Career
28.8%
Experienced
36.6%
Late Career
30.7%