Patternmakers (Wood)

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What Patternmakers Do

Plan, lay out, and construct wooden unit or sectional patterns used in forming sand molds for castings.


Patternmaker Salaries

  • 2020 employment: 200
  • May 2021 median annual wage: $46,920

Job Outlook for Patternmakers

Projected employment change, 2020-30:

  • Number of new jobs: 100
  • Growth rate: 25 percent (Much faster than average)

How to Become a Patternmaker

Education and training:

  • Typical entry-level education: High school diploma or equivalent
  • Work experience in a related occupation: None
  • Typical on-the-job training: Moderate-term on-the-job training

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