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Master Pattern Maker Salary
in San Diego, California

$51,228 (USD)

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Last updated: June 26, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Master Pattern Maker is $51,228 a year and $25 an hour in San Diego, California, United States. The average salary range for a Master Pattern Maker is between $37,940 and $62,331. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in San Diego, California.

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Job Summary

  • Prepares master pattern of shoe upper design and cuts pattern into individual parts preparatory to making template: pencils markings, such as cone, back seam, or shank edge onto sized wooden last.
  • Positions kraft paper on last and trims paper along markings, using knife or scissors.
  • Traces outline onto manila paper, cardboard, or pressboard, using cut form or last mold as pattern.
  • Draws details, such as stitching or ornamentation according to design specifications, using drafting instruments.
  • Cuts traced design into individual patterns of shoe parts, such as quarters, saddles, and vamps, using scissors or knife.
  • May compile manufacturing data from design specifications.
  • May prepare pattern template.
Master Pattern Maker Job Prevalence in San Diego, California, United States

Job family: Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers

Job family population: 4,810

Estimated population of Master Pattern Maker jobs: 390

Rate of error: 9.7%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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About San Diego, California

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Description: San Diego (, Spanish: [san ˈdjeɣo]; Spanish for "Saint Didacus") is a city in the U.S. state of California. It is in San Diego County, on the coast of the Pacific Ocean in Southern California, approximately 120 miles (190 km) south of Los Angeles and immediately adjacent to the border with Mexico. With an estimated population of 1,419,516 as of July 1, 2017, San Diego is the eighth-largest city in the United States and second-largest in California. It is part of the San Diego–Tijuana conurbation, the second-largest transborder agglomeration between the U.S. and a bordering country after Detroit–Windsor, with a population...

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