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Embroidery Machine Operator Salary (United States)

An Embroidery Machine Operator earns an average wage of $10.97 per hour. A skill in Customer Service is associated with high pay for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience.
Embroidery Machine Operator Salary (?
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$8.82 - $14.83
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.82 - $14.83  
   
Overtime
$12.06 - $22.97  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $919  
   
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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$18,475 - $31,550  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 227
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Job Description for Embroidery Machine Operator

An embroidery machine operator works with garments, other cloth materials, and an embroidery machine. The operator may also have some sewing duties, either by hand or machine. Often, embroidery of company logos to uniforms and hats is done by an embroidery machine operator. There are also embroidery machine operators in various stores that provide embroidery services to customers for personalization. An embroidery machine operator often is expected to be able to know how to maintain the machines, which includes applying oil and cleaning the machines so that they run smoothly. This maintenance usually has to be done on a daily basis.
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Embroidery Machine Operator Tasks
  • Follow style, color and design guidelines to create standard products.
  • Load and ready fabric, threads, needles and goods.
  • Operate embroidery machines to create designated garments and pieces.

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Pay by Experience Level for Embroidery Machine Operator

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Experience Affects Embroidery Machine Operator Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 13%
Late-Career
up arrow 7%
Mid-Career
up arrow 4%
National Average
$24,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Skills That Affect Embroidery Machine Operator Salaries

Customer Service
up arrow 12%
Machine Operation
0%
National Average
$24,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 59 votes.

Gender

Female
81%
female alumni
 
Male
19%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 27% dental benefits Dental: 14%
vision benefits Vision: 7% employee benefits None: 72%