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Seamstress Salary (United States)

A Seamstress earns an average wage of $11.47 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.
Seamstress Salary (?
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$18,121 - $39,732
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $29,479
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Seamstress Salary (?
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$8.31 - $19.52
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MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$18,121 - $39,732  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $900  
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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$17,385 - $41,130  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 30
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.31 - $19.52  
   
Overtime
$-0.48 - $25.47  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $900  
   
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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$17,385 - $41,130  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 564
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Job Description for Seamstress

A seamstress cuts and sews clothes, which includes stitching, tailoring, and mending. In certain positions, some fashion design might be required. Seamstresses may also alter clothing to ensure it best fits customers in settings such as clothing stores; in this setting, they need to be able to measure customers and alter (or in some cases create) clothing that fits these measurements. Being able to use a sewing machine is essential for this position, as is the ability to attach zippers and buttons to garments as required. Some recordkeeping duties - such as keeping track of measurements and materials - may be necessary.
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Seamstress Tasks
  • Inspect and identify flaws in products.
  • Hand stitch to complete, correct, and finish products.
  • Interpret patterns and operate sewing equipment to create products to specification.
  • Make alterations or conduct fittings, and measure for appropriate size.

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Pay by Experience Level for Seamstress

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

Pay Difference By Location

Los Angeles
up arrow 52%
New York
up arrow 28%
Boston
up arrow 15%
Las Vegas
up arrow 4%
National Average
$24,000
Atlanta
up arrow 9%
Larger circles over a city indicate a job is popular in that location.

Seamstress Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Seamstress in St. Louis:
"To New Seamstresses..."
Stay original! You can alter something to make it look better but don't copy and always try to keep your prices either lower than your competitors or provide products that are so high quality that your competitors have to go out of business, because they can't compete at all.

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Experience Affects Seamstress Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 4%
National Average
$24,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 3%
Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Skills That Affect Seamstress Salaries

Design
up arrow 9%
Patternmaking
up arrow 4%
alterations
0%
National Average
$24,000
Sewing
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 80 votes.

Gender

Female
99%
female alumni
 
Male
1%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
40%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 21% dental benefits Dental: 14%
vision benefits Vision: 10% employee benefits None: 78%