Embroidery Machine Operator Salary

The average wage for an Embroidery Machine Operator is $11.09 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years 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.

$8.85 - $14.87
(Median)
$8
$11
$15
MEDIAN: $11.00
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.85 - $14.87  
   
Overtime
$12.15 - $23.04  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $950  
   
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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$18,522 - $31,967  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 236

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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 12%

Late-Career
up arrow 5%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$24,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Skills That Affect Embroidery Machine Operator Salaries

Customer Service
up arrow 5%

Machine Operation
0%

National Average
$24,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 61 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 27% dental benefits Dental: 14%
vision benefits Vision: 9% employee benefits None: 71%