The average wage for a Seamstress is AU$21.12 per hour.

AU$35,608 - AU$40,610
AU$39K
MEDIAN: AU$39,236
50%
AU$16.73 - AU$25.06
AU$17
AU$20
AU$25
MEDIAN: AU$20.24
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$51K
Salary AU$39,236
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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AU$34,486 - AU$51,867
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 8
Hourly Data AU$0AU$30
Hourly Rate AU$16.73 - AU$25.06
Overtime AU$31.00
Annual Data AU$0AU$51K
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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AU$34,486 - AU$51,867
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 61

Job Description for Seamstress

A seamstress cuts and sews clothes, which includes stitching, tailoring, and mending. In certain positions, some fashion design might be required. Seamstresses may also alter clothing to ensure it best fits customers in settings such as clothing stores; in this setting, they need to be able to measure customers and alter (or in some cases create) clothing that fits these measurements. Being able to use a sewing machine is essential for this position, as is the ability to attach zippers and buttons to garments as required. Some recordkeeping duties - such as keeping track of measurements and materials - may be necessary.

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Seamstress Tasks

  • Interpret patterns and operate sewing equipment to create products to specification.
  • Make alterations or conduct fittings, and measure for appropriate size.
  • Inspect and identify flaws in products.
  • Hand stitch to complete, correct, and finish products.

Seamstress Pay By Employer

$0$35K

$29,120

Seamstress Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Seamstress

Pay by Experience for a Seamstress has a positive trend. An entry-level Seamstress with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$41,000 based on 31 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Seamstress with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$44,000 based on 17 salaries. An experienced Seamstress which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$42,000 based on 22 salaries. A Seamstress with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$42,000 based on 22 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$41,620

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Seamstress Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Seamstress?

Seamstress in Perth:
"Love it!"
Pros: It's challenging.
Cons: Possibly underpaid and don't receive benefits for working overtime.

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Key Stats for Seamstress

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
32%

Experience Affects Seamstress Salaries

▲7%

▲2%

▲1%

National Average
AU$42,000

▼1%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
32%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 4%
dental benefits
Dental:
vision benefits
Vision: 4%
no benefits
None: 92%