How Much Do Fabric Patternmakers Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers

Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers draw and construct sets of precision master fabric patterns or layouts. May also mark and cut fabrics and apparel.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$57880 per year
Hourly wage
$28 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$27,210 to $34,230 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$13 to $16 per hour

Entry-level Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $27,210 to $34,230 per year or $13 to $16 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

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Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $49 $102,660
Senior (Top 25%) $37 $76,970
Middle (Mid 50%) $24 $49,680
Junior (Bottom 25%) $16 $34,230
No experience (Bottom 10%) $13 $27,210

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
NY $39 $81,270
CA $30 $63,020
TX $30 $61,660
MN $27 $56,160
IL $25 $51,730
PA $24 $49,240
NC $23 $48,310
MI $22 $45,870
MS $22 $45,220
MO $21 $44,510

Another simple way to increase your salary as a Fabric and Apparel Patternmaker is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like NY doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at NY might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Fabric Patternmakers are in the states of NY, CA, TX, MN and IL.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers $84340 $40.55
Management of Companies and Enterprises $83670 $40.22
Clothing Stores $62080 $29.85
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing $61080 $29.37
Fabric Mills $52820 $25.39
Employment Services $51810 $24.91
Specialized Design Services $47260 $22.72
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing $45920 $22.08
Other Textile Product Mills $45180 $21.72
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