Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
66%
risk level
POLLING
50%
Based on 13 votes
LABOR DEMAND
GROWTH
-12.7 %
by year 2032
WAGES
$62,510
or $30.05 per hour
Volume
2,670
as of 2023
SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
2.9/10

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Automation risk

66% (High Risk)

High Risk (61-80%): Jobs in this category face a significant threat from automation, as many of their tasks can be easily automated using current or near-future technologies.

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Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Originality

  • Finger Dexterity

  • Manual Dexterity

User poll

50% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted they are unsure if this occupation will be automated. However, the automation risk level we have generated suggests a much higher chance of automation: 66% chance of automation.

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Growth

Very slow growth relative to other professions.

The number of 'Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers' job openings is expected to decline 12.7% by 2032

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.

Wages

Moderately paid relative to other professions

In 2023, the median annual wage for 'Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers' was $62,510, or $30 per hour

'Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers' were paid 30.1% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $48,060

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Volume

Significantly lower range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2023 there were 2,670 people employed as 'Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers' within the United States.

This represents around < 0.001% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 56 thousand people are employed as 'Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers'.

Job description

Draw and construct sets of precision master fabric patterns or layouts. May also mark and cut fabrics and apparel.

SOC Code: 51-6092.00

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