Alteration Tailor Salary

An average Alteration Tailor in the United States can expect to take home roughly $15.10 per hour. Residence and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Health benefits are not claimed by all — just under one-half lack any form of coverage — but a little less than half have medical insurance, and more than two-fifths have dental, too. Most Alteration Tailors like their work and job satisfaction is high. The vast majority of Alteration Tailors (80 percent) who participated in the survey are women. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$23,489 - $61,277
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$61K
MEDIAN: $40,000
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$10.18 - $24.79
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$23,489 - $61,277  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,011  
Profit Sharing
$425.00  
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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$21,514 - $52,687  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 16
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.18 - $24.79  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.80  
Overtime
$5.38 - $37.25  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,011  
   
Profit Sharing
$425.00  
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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$21,514 - $52,687  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 116
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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.


Alteration Tailors with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $29K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $31K. Alteration Tailors who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $32K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; an Alteration Tailor with more than 20 years of experience can earn $39K on average.

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Experience Affects Alteration Tailor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 22%

National Average
$32,000

Experienced
up arrow 1%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

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
3%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
47%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 47%
dental benefits
Dental: 43%
medical benefits
Vision: 31%
dental benefits
None: 46%
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