Average Alteration Tailor Hourly Pay

Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)

The average hourly pay for an Alteration Tailor is $19.59

Hourly Rate
$13 - $28
$199 - $12k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $684
Total Pay
$27k - $63k
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What Do Alteration Tailors Do?

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.
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How do Alteration Tailors Rate Their Jobs?

3.7 out of 5
Highly Satisfied
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FAQs About Alteration Tailors

What is the highest pay for Alteration Tailors?

Our data indicates that the highest pay for an Alteration Tailor is $27.74 / hour

What is the lowest pay for Alteration Tailors?

Our data indicates that the lowest pay for an Alteration Tailor is $12.98 / hour

How can Alteration Tailors increase their salary?

Increasing your pay as an Alteration Tailor is possible in different ways. Change of employer: Consider a career move to a new employer that is willing to pay higher for your skills. Level of Education: Gaining advanced degrees may allow this role to increase their income potential and qualify for promotions. Managing Experience: If you are an Alteration Tailor that oversees more junior Alteration Tailors, this experience can increase the likelihood to earn more.