The average pay for a Sewing Machine Operator is $10.66 per hour.
Sewing Machine Operator Total Pay (?
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$8.00 - $15.44
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.00 - $15.44  
   
Overtime
$11.92 - $23.58  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,490  
   
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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$16,654 - $36,369  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 89
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Job Description for Sewing Machine Operator
  • Design and follow pattern measurements.
  • Inspect fabrics for wear or damage and repair if possible.
  • Operate sewing machine in order to design, customize, join, and hem fabrics.
Pay by Experience Level for Sewing Machine Operator
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
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Experience Affects Sewing Machine Operator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 29%
Mid-Career
up arrow 3%
National Average
$23,000
Experienced
up arrow 1%
Entry-Level
up arrow 7%
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Gender
Female
79%
female alumni
 
Male
21%
male alumni
Years of Experience
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
30%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 51% dental benefits Dental: 29%
vision benefits Vision: 16% employee benefits None: 49%
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