$30,521
Avg. Salary
$17.46
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for an Alteration Tailor is $17.46 per hour.

The average pay for an Alteration Tailor is $30,521 per year.

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$11.28
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$17.46
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$25.74
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MEDIAN $17.46
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$20k
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$53k
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MEDIAN $30,521
$19,504 - $53,092
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MEDIAN: $30,521
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$0$54K
Salary $19,504 - $53,092
Bonus $20.27 - $5,918
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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$23,210 - $54,315
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 20
Hourly Data $0$38
Hourly Rate $11.28 - $25.74
Hourly Tips $1.71
Overtime $1.86 - $38.73
Annual Data $0$54K
Bonus $20.27 - $5,918
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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$23,210 - $54,315
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 153

Job Description for Alteration Tailor

Alteration tailors typically work for department stores, small businesses such as bridal stores, or independently to alter garments in accordance with clients' specifications. This may include shortening or lengthening sleeves or modifying or lowering collars or taper sides of garments, and it's also common to shorten or lengthen trousers. They must always ensure that clients' sizes are accurate and proper and maintain a clean and organized tailor shop, and they must also keep track of sewing supplies to ensure that the shop has enough needles of different sizes, various types and colors of threads, lining materials, and so on.

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Alteration Tailor Tasks
  • Fit and study garments on customers to determine required alterations.
  • Chalk garments using industry standard methods to indicate the alterations to be made.
  • Let out or take in seams in suits and other garments to improve fit.
  • Take up or let down hems to shorten or lengthen garment parts such as sleeves.
  • Sew garments, using needles and thread or sewing machines.

Alteration Tailor Pay By Employer

$0$47K

$40,122

Alteration Tailor Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Alteration Tailor

Pay by Experience for an Alteration Tailor has a positive trend. An entry-level Alteration Tailor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 21 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Alteration Tailor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 17 salaries. An experienced Alteration Tailor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 28 salaries. An Alteration Tailor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 56 salaries.

Alteration Tailor Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Alteration Tailor?

Alteration Tailor in Logan:
"Alterations."
Pros: I create something that a lot of people don't have the ability to, alter clothing to fit the customer's preferences. It is not monotonous as you have to sew a variety of methods to achieve the orders.
Cons: Sometimes the order is too complicated and I have to finish it sooner than expected so have to change my schedule to finish it on time. The customer's demand comes first.

Alteration Tailor in San Antonio:
"Awesome."
Pros: Ive lived here all my life friendly people.
Cons: To hot.

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Key Stats for Alteration Tailor

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
17 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 29 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
50%

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Experience Affects Alteration Tailor Salaries

Mid-Career
▲7%

Late-Career
▲5%

National Average
$36,000

Experienced
▼3%

Entry-Level
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
50%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 53%
dental benefits
Dental: 40%
vision benefits
Vision: 37%
no benefits
None: 46%