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Tailor, Dressmaker, or Custom Sewer Salary (United States)

The average rate for a Tailor, Dressmaker, or Custom Sewer is $14.62 per hour. 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.
Tailor, Dressmaker, or Custom Sewer Salary (?
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$17,311 - $50,684
(Median)
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51K
MEDIAN: $34,926
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Tailor, Dressmaker, or Custom Sewer Salary (?
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$9.71 - $20.02
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$17,311 - $50,684  
   
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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$20,491 - $43,800  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 13
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.71 - $20.02  
   
Overtime
$14.59 - $25.83  
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).
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$20,491 - $43,800  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 77
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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

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Experience Affects Tailor, Dressmaker, or Custom Sewer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 5%
Experienced
up arrow 2%
Mid-Career
0%
National Average
$31,000
Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
80%
female alumni
 
Male
20%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
40%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 39% dental benefits Dental: 22%
vision benefits Vision: 16% employee benefits None: 59%