Seamstress Salary (United States)

The average wage for a Seamstress is $11.42 per hour. A skill in Design is associated with high pay for this job. For the first five to ten years in this position, wages increase somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.
Seamstress Total Pay (?
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$18,246 - $43,850
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MEDIAN: $29,163
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Seamstress Total Pay (?
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$8.16 - $19.30
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MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$18,246 - $43,850  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $750  
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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$17,086 - $40,785  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 588
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.16 - $19.30  
   
Overtime
$2.79 - $23.30  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $750  
   
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).
)
$17,086 - $40,785  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 588
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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 41%
Boston
up arrow 15%
Pittsburgh
up arrow 8%
National Average
$24,000
Atlanta
up arrow 9%
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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 10%

Skills That Affect Seamstress Salaries

Design
up arrow 11%
alterations
up arrow 1%
National Average
$24,000
Sewing
up arrow 2%

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
21%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
39%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 20% dental benefits Dental: 14%
vision benefits Vision: 10% employee benefits None: 79%
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