Embroidery Machine Operator Salary

The average wage for an Embroidery Machine Operator is $11.15 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. For the first five to ten years in this position, wages increase modestly, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

$8.84 - $14.96

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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.84 - $14.96  
   
Overtime
$12.22 - $23.14  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $805  
   
Total Pay (?
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$18,548 - $32,247  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 237
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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

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Embroidery Machine Operator Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 8%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Late-Career
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National Average
$24,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Embroidery Machine Operator Salaries

Customer Service
up arrow 4%

Machine Operation
up arrow 1%

National Average
$24,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 62 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 28% dental benefits Dental: 15%
vision benefits Vision: 9% employee benefits None: 70%
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