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Garment Patternmaker Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$48,605 (USD)

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Last updated: May 26, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Garment Patternmaker is $48,605 a year and $23 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Garment Patternmaker is between $36,096 and $59,039. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

  • Draws and cuts out sets of master patterns for articles, such as garments, parachutes, and upholstery, following sketches, sample articles and design specifications: examines sketches or sample articles and design specifications to ascertain number, shape, and size of pattern parts and quantity of cloth required to make finished article, using knowledge of manufacturing processes and characteristics of fabrics.
  • Discusses design specifications with designer, when necessary.
  • Draws outlines of parts on paper, using drafting instruments, such as calipers, squares, straight and curved rules, and pencils.
  • Draws details on outlined parts to indicate position of pleats, pockets, buttonholes, and other items.
  • Marks outlined garment parts with lines and notches that serve as guides in joining parts of garment.
  • Cuts out master patterns, using scissors and knife, and marks size and style information on patterns.
  • May draw and cut out sets of patterns of different sizes, following master patterns pattern grader-cutter.
  • May fabricate template from plywood, trace around template with chalk to outline pattern on material, and cut off parts, using power shears developer prover, interior assemblies.
Garment Patternmaker Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers

Job family population: 4,810

Estimated population of Garment Patternmaker jobs: 494

Rate of error: 9.7%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,705,994 (2018), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

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