Alteration Tailor Salary

Alteration Tailors in the United States can expect wages of $14.92 per hour on average. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. For the most part, Alteration Tailors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, roughly one-half are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by just over two-fifths and dental insurance is reported by about two in five. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$27,148 - $61,825

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$10.10 - $24.67

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$27,148 - $61,825  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,007  
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: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 15
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.10 - $24.67  
   
Overtime
$5.42 - $37.12  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,007  
   
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: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 100
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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.


For Alteration Tailors, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $29K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $31K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $31K in this role. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $40K.

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Experience Affects Alteration Tailor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%

National Average
$32,000

Experienced
up arrow 3%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
44%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 43% dental benefits Dental: 40%
vision benefits Vision: 30% employee benefits None: 50%
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