Alteration Tailor Salary

Alteration Tailors in the United States can expect wages of $16.67 per hour on average. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. The vast majority of Alteration Tailors (86 percent) who responded to the survey are women. The majority of Alteration Tailors claim high levels of job satisfaction. While some workers in this profession — just over two-fifths — do not have any health coverage, slightly more than half do receive medical benefits and just under a half have dental insurance. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$16,500 - $51,000
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MEDIAN: $30,000
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$10.24 - $24.77
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$0$52K
Salary $16,500 - $51,000
Bonus $102.41
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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$21,135 - $52,752
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 14
Hourly Data $0$30
Hourly Rate $10.24 - $24.77
Hourly Tips $1.71
Overtime $1.53 - $30.91
Annual Data $0$52K
Bonus $102.41
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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$21,135 - $52,752
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 94

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Job Description for Alteration Tailor

Alteration tailors typically work for department stores, small businesses such as bridal stores, or independently to alter garments in accordance with clients' specifications. This may include shortening or lengthening sleeves or modifying or lowering collars or taper sides of garments, and it's also common to shorten or lengthen trousers. They must always ensure that clients' sizes are accurate and proper and maintain a clean and organized tailor shop, and they must also keep track of sewing supplies to ensure that the shop has enough needles of different sizes, various types and colors of threads, lining materials, and so on.

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Alteration Tailor Tasks

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Alteration Tailor

Pay by Experience for an Alteration Tailor has a positive trend. An entry-level Alteration Tailor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 21 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Alteration Tailor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 17 salaries. An experienced Alteration Tailor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 28 salaries. An Alteration Tailor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 56 salaries.

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Key Stats for Alteration Tailor

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
51%
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Experience Affects Alteration Tailor Salaries

Mid-Career
▲13%

Late-Career
▲11%

Experienced
▲2%

National Average
$34,000

Entry-Level
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
51%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 54%
dental benefits
Dental: 47%
vision benefits
Vision: 42%
no benefits
None: 44%
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