Patternmaker



Patternmakers machine, fit, and assemble castings and parts to metal or plastic foundry patterns, core boxes, or match plates.

Training at a glance

  • Time to Complete: Approx. 5 years
  • On the job time: 9824 hours
  • Related Instruction Time: 576 hours
  • Additional Training: First Aid and CPR certifications, Transition to Trainer.

Wisconsin Employment Outlook & Wages*

  • Job Outlook through 2026 in Wisconsin: -5.9%
  • Experienced Level Salary: $53,336

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 * Wisconsin Long Term Occupation Employment Projections, 2016-2026 (Statewide). Office of Economic Advisors, WI Department of Workforce Development, December 2018. & US Bureau of Labor Statistics: Occupational Employment Statistics, estimates May 2017. Reports can be viewed on DWD's premiere source for Labor Market Information, WisConomy.com.

* * Average (mean) annual salary earned by the upper two-thirds of all workers in the selected location, occupation, and industry. Actual salaries will vary by employer and other factors.