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Tailor, Dressmaker, or Custom Sewer Salary

Pay for Tailor, Dressmaker, or Custom Sewers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $14.59 per hour. Most Tailor, Dressmaker, or Custom Sewers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Roughly two in five enjoy medical while just under a fourth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to roughly a sixth. Most Tailor, Dressmaker, or Custom Sewers survey respondents are women (79 percent). This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$18,600 - $50,565
(Median)
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34K
43K
51K
MEDIAN: $34,380
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$9.50 - $20.14
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$18,600 - $50,565  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $789  
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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$20,571 - $47,927  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 14
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.50 - $20.14  
   
Overtime
$14.00 - $25.70  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $789  
   
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).
)
$20,571 - $47,927  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 76
United States (change)

Job Description for Tailor, Dressmaker, or Custom Sewer

  • Ensure alterations are accurate, complete, and meet specified standards.
  • Mark or pin alteration measurements,
  • Take customer measurements and communicate any necessary alterations.
  • Maintain sewing machines and report any damages or problems.

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Pay by Experience Level for Tailor, Dressmaker, or Custom Sewer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Tailor, Dressmaker, or Custom Sewers do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $26K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $32K. Tailor, Dressmaker, or Custom Sewers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $32K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't higher than less experienced individuals' earnings.

Experience Affects Tailor, Dressmaker, or Custom Sewer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 3%

Experienced
up arrow 2%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$31,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
43%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 41% dental benefits Dental: 23%
vision benefits Vision: 17% employee benefits None: 58%