A Tailor, Dressmaker, or Custom Sewer earns an average wage of AU$22.00 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

AU$18.46 - AU$26.02
AU$18
AU$22
AU$26
MEDIAN: AU$22.00
10%
50%
90%
Hourly Data AU$0AU$30
Hourly Rate AU$18.46 - AU$26.02
Overtime AU$30.50
Annual Data AU$0AU$56K
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$38,645 - AU$56,835
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 20

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

Tailor, Dressmaker, or Custom Sewer Job Listings

Key Stats for Tailor, Dressmaker, or Custom Sewer

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
22%

Experience Affects Tailor, Dressmaker, or Custom Sewer Salaries

National Average
AU$47,000

▼3%

▼9%

▼14%

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

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