A Seamstress earns an average wage of $12.29 per hour. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Design and Patternmaking.
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$20,373 - $48,380
(Median)
$20K
$31K
$48K
MEDIAN: $30,512
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90%

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$9.46 - $19.65
(Median)
$9
$12
$20
MEDIAN: $12.00
10%
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$20,373 - $48,380  
   
Bonus
$97.44 - $1,216  
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
Commission
$4,600  
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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$19,984 - $41,636  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 37
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.46 - $19.65  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.50  
Overtime
$9.70 - $30.15  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$97.44 - $1,216  
   
Commission
$4,600  
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
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).
)
$19,984 - $41,636  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 449
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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

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Experience Affects Seamstress Salaries



National Average
$26,000



Skills That Affect Seamstress Salaries

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National Average
$26,000

Sewing
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 56 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
35%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 22%
dental benefits
Dental: 15%
medical benefits
Vision: 12%
dental benefits
None: 76%
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