The average wage for a Seamstress is $11.29 per hour. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Design and Patternmaking. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases modestly, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.
Seamstress Total Pay (?
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$17,940 - $43,359
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36K
43K
MEDIAN: $28,792
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Seamstress Total Pay (?
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$8.12 - $19.31
(Median)
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19
MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$17,940 - $43,359  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $786  
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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$17,003 - $40,796  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 607
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.12 - $19.31  
   
Overtime
$3.30 - $23.80  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $786  
   
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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$17,003 - $40,796  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 607
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Job Description for Seamstress
  • 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
New York
up arrow 43%
Boston
up arrow 16%
Pittsburgh
up arrow 9%
National Average
$24,000
Atlanta
up arrow 8%
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Experience Affects Seamstress Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 3%
National Average
$24,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 1%
Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Skills That Affect Seamstress Salaries

Design
up arrow 20%
alterations
0%
Sewing
0%
National Average
$24,000
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
98%
female alumni
 
Male
2%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
40%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 20% dental benefits Dental: 14%
vision benefits Vision: 10% employee benefits None: 79%
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