Alteration Tailor Salary

The average Alteration Tailor in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $15.10 per hour. Residence and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The vast majority (80 percent) of Alteration Tailors who took the survey are female. While slightly less than one-half report receiving no health benefits, a little less than one-half do receive medical coverage, and more than two-fifths have dental, as well. Most Alteration Tailors report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$23,489 - $61,277
(Median)
$23K
$40K
$61K
MEDIAN: $40,000
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$10.18 - $24.79
(Median)
$10
$15
$25
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 (?
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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.


For Alteration Tailors, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $29K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $31K. Alteration Tailors with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $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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