Seamstress Salary

A Seamstress earns an average wage of $12.37 per hour. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are seamstress, Design, and Patternmaking.
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$20,542 - $49,807
$21K
$31K
$50K
MEDIAN: $31,275
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$9.34 - $19.81
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$12
$20
MEDIAN: $12.47
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$20,542 - $49,807  
   
Bonus
$10.00 - $3,100  
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
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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$19,825 - $42,130  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 30
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.34 - $19.81  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.25  
Overtime
$11.56 - $29.88  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$10.00 - $3,100  
   
Commission
$4,600  
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
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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$19,825 - $42,130  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 427

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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

  • Interpret patterns and operate sewing equipment to create products to specification.
  • Make alterations or conduct fittings, and measure for appropriate size.
  • Inspect and identify flaws in products.
  • Hand stitch to complete, correct, and finish products.

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Pay by Experience Level for Seamstress

Pay by Experience for a Seamstress has a positive trend. An entry-level Seamstress with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 165 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Seamstress with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $25,000 based on 128 salaries. An experienced Seamstress which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 136 salaries. A Seamstress with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 155 salaries.

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Key Stats for Seamstress

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 56 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
33%
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Experience Affects Seamstress Salaries

▲16%

▲6%

National Average
$27,000

▼7%

▼9%

Skills That Affect Seamstress Salaries

seamstress
▲16%

▲15%

▲11%

▲1%

National Average
$27,000

▼3%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
33%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 21%
dental benefits
Dental: 16%
vision benefits
Vision: 13%
no benefits
None: 78%
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