Salary for Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers

Also known as:  Clothing Patternmaker, Embroidery Patternmaker, Fabric Pattern Grader

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Fabric and apparel patternmakers construct sets of master fabric layouts or patterns. They may also mark and cut fabrics. It is often required that potential applicants for this position have already completed vocational schooling in order to be considered. After being hired, an employer usually requires up to two years of job training on-site.

A Fabric or Apparel Patternmaker can earn average salaries in a range of $27,210 and $102,660 based on the level of education. can get a salary of fifty-seven thousand eight hundred and eigthy dollars on an annual basis.

can get the best pay in New York, where they can get compensation, on average, of close to $81,270. People with this job title can receive the highest pay in Wholesale Trade, which has normal pay levels of $84,080.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 71.48 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers tend to make the most in the following industries:

Wholesale Trade
$84,080
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$83,670
Retail Trade
$60,850
Manufacturing
$51,600
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$51,570
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$47,930

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$47,930
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$51,570
Manufacturing
$51,600
Retail Trade
$60,850
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$83,670
Wholesale Trade
$84,080