Tailor, Dressmaker, or Custom Sewer Salary

Median pay for Tailor, Dressmaker, or Custom Sewers in the United States is around $15.38 per hour. While a majority report receiving no health benefits, the larger part do receive medical coverage, and just under one in three have dental, as well. Women account for the majority of Tailor, Dressmaker, or Custom Sewers who took the survey — 82 percent to be exact. The majority of Tailor, Dressmaker, or Custom Sewers claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$23,063 - $43,532
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MEDIAN: $29,688
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$9.94 - $22.36
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Salary $23,063 - $43,532
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$20,804 - $50,371
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 15
Hourly Data $0$31
Hourly Rate $9.94 - $22.36
Hourly Tips $1.00
Overtime $20.99
Annual Data $0$50K
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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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$20,804 - $50,371
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 69

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Job Description for Tailor, Dressmaker, or Custom Sewer

Tailors, dressmakers, and custom sewers generally work for specialty clothing sellers at premium levels of service, and common employers include places such as bridal shops and custom, high-end haberdasheries. They may also work at premium clothing service companies, executive dry cleaners, and other tailoring and altering shops.

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Tailor, Dressmaker, or Custom Sewer Tasks

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

Common Career Paths for Tailor, Dressmaker, or Custom Sewer


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Tailor, Dressmaker, or Custom Sewers who take on a higher-level position such as Certified Medical Assistant may get paid a little bit less in that new role, as Certified Medical Assistants on average bring home $28K.

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

Pay by Experience for a Tailor, Dressmaker, or Custom Sewer has a positive trend. An entry-level Tailor, Dressmaker, or Custom Sewer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $25,000 based on 19 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Tailor, Dressmaker, or Custom Sewer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 22 salaries. An experienced Tailor, Dressmaker, or Custom Sewer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 34 salaries. A Tailor, Dressmaker, or Custom Sewer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 29 salaries.

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Key Stats for Tailor, Dressmaker, or Custom Sewer

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
40%
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Experience Affects Tailor, Dressmaker, or Custom Sewer Salaries

Experienced
▲12%

Mid-Career
▲9%

Late-Career
▲1%

National Average
$32,000

Entry-Level
▼21%

Skills That Affect Tailor, Dressmaker, or Custom Sewer Salaries

Patternmaking
▲6%

National Average
$32,000

▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
40%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 41%
dental benefits
Dental: 31%
vision benefits
Vision: 31%
no benefits
None: 57%
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