The average wage for a Seamstress is C$14.05 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

C$30,252 - C$37,004
C$34K
MEDIAN: C$34,395
50%
C$11.00 - C$19.54
C$11
C$15
C$20
MEDIAN: C$14.55
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$40K
Salary C$34,395
Bonus C$1,125
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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C$23,006 - C$40,981
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 6
Hourly Data C$0C$27
Hourly Rate C$11.00 - C$19.54
Hourly Tips C$0.40
Overtime C$18.25 - C$27.62
Annual Data C$0C$40K
Bonus C$1,125
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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C$23,006 - C$40,981
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 139

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 C$29,000 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 C$28,000 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 C$31,000 based on 23 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 C$32,000 based on 20 salaries.

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Key Stats for Seamstress

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
28%

Experience Affects Seamstress Salaries

Late-Career
▲6%

Experienced
▼0%

National Average
C$31,000

▼5%

Mid-Career
▼7%

Skills That Affect Seamstress Salaries

National Average
C$31,000

▼3%

Patternmaking
▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 17%
dental benefits
Dental: 17%
vision benefits
Vision: 13%
no benefits
None: 83%