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Pattern Grader Cutter Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$49,795 (USD)

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Last updated: May 25, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Pattern Grader Cutter is $49,795 a year and $24 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Pattern Grader Cutter is between $36,878 and $60,535. 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 patterns for specified ranges of garment sizes, grading (increasing or decreasing dimensions) master pattern for each size within set, using either of following methods: (1) obtains data from charts that specify modifications of master pattern dimensions necessary to produce patterns of various sizes.
  • Positions master pattern on paperboard and drafts reference points on paperboard to modify dimensions of master pattern, according to specification charts, using drafting instruments.
  • Draws lines between reference points, producing outline of graded pattern. (2) positions master pattern in clamp of grading device and places paperboard under pattern.
  • Turns knobs to set dial indicator at specified size and moves master pattern through series of reference points on paperboard.
  • Marks reference points on paperboard.
  • Draws lines between reference points, producing outline of graded pattern.
  • Marks location of notches in graded patterns that serve as guides for joining garment parts.
  • Cuts out graded patterns, using scissors, and marks garment size, sections, and style number on each pattern piece.
Pattern Grader Cutter Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers

Job family population: 4,810

Estimated population of Pattern Grader Cutter jobs: 525

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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