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Alteration Tailor Salary

Alteration Tailors in the United States can expect wages of $14.82 per hour on average. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Although just over two-fifths have medical coverage and more than two-fifths have dental coverage, about one-half claim no health benefits at all. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Alteration Tailors making up 78 percent. For the most part, Alteration Tailors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$27,779 - $60,402
(Median)
$28K
$41K
$60K
MEDIAN: $40,623
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$10.14 - $24.76
(Median)
$10
$15
$25
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$27,779 - $60,402  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,007  
Profit Sharing
$325.00 - $500  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$21,293 - $52,498  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 18
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.14 - $24.76  
   
Overtime
$5.33 - $37.37  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,007  
   
Profit Sharing
$325.00 - $500  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$21,293 - $52,498  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 97

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Job Description for Alteration Tailor

  • Take up or let down hems to shorten or lengthen garment parts such as sleeves.
  • Sew garments, using needles and thread or sewing machines.
  • Let out or take in seams in suits and other garments to improve fit.
  • Fit and study garments on customers to determine required alterations.
  • Chalk garments using industry standard methods to indicate the alterations to be made.

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Pay by Experience Level for Alteration Tailor

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $27K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $32K on average. On average, Alteration Tailors make $31K following one to two decades on the job. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $40K on average.

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Experience Affects Alteration Tailor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 26%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$32,000

Experienced
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
43%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 43% dental benefits Dental: 42%
vision benefits Vision: 31% employee benefits None: 50%
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