A Sewing Machine Operator earns an average wage of AU$21.00 per hour.

AU$17.07 - AU$25.12
AU$17
AU$21
AU$25
MEDIAN: AU$20.64
10%
50%
90%
Hourly Data AU$0AU$25
Hourly Rate AU$17.07 - AU$25.12
Annual Data AU$0AU$52K
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$35,301 - AU$52,291
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 81

Job Description for Sewing Machine Operator

Sewing machine operators work in the clothing and textile industry. They typically do not need any special education to do this job, and they typically don’t require much secondary education. However, a lot of employers want people with experience operating a sewing machine, and operator training is available at trade schools. Training is also sometimes provided on the job.

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Sewing Machine Operator Tasks

  • Operate sewing machine in order to design, customize, join, and hem fabrics.
  • Inspect fabrics for wear or damage and repair if possible.
  • Design and follow pattern measurements.

Sewing Machine Operator Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Sewing Machine Operator

Pay by Experience for a Sewing Machine Operator has a positive trend. An entry-level Sewing Machine Operator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$41,000 based on 14 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Sewing Machine Operator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$43,000 based on 14 salaries. An experienced Sewing Machine Operator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$47,000 based on 12 salaries. A Sewing Machine Operator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$43,000 based on 10 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$42,816

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

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Key Stats for Sewing Machine Operator

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
25%

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Experience Affects Sewing Machine Operator Salaries

▲10%

▲1%

▼0%

National Average
AU$43,000

▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical:
dental benefits
Dental:
vision benefits
Vision:
no benefits
None: 100%