$30,330
Avg. Salary
$13.09
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$300

Bonus

$1,000

Profit Sharing

$2,500

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Seamstress is $13.09 per hour.

The average pay for a Seamstress is $30,330 per year.

10%
$9.58
10%
$13.09
50%
$19.83
90%
90%
MEDIAN $13.09
10%
$20k
10%
$30k
50%
$50k
90%
90%
MEDIAN $30,330
$19,967 - $50,328
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$50K
MEDIAN: $30,330
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$9.58 - $19.83
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$0$50K
Salary $19,967 - $50,328
Bonus $0.72 - $1,195
Profit Sharing $1,000
Commission $2,500
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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$20,051 - $42,360
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 63
Hourly Data $0$27
Hourly Rate $9.58 - $19.83
Hourly Tips $0.65
Overtime $12.02 - $27.82
Annual Data $0$42K
Bonus $0.72 - $1,195
Commission $2,500
Profit Sharing $1,000
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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$20,051 - $42,360
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 727

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

$29,449

Common Career Paths for Seamstress


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Seamstresss may enjoy a small increase in earnings as they climb the career ladder to roles like Alteration Tailor, which pays $31K on average annually.

Seamstress Job Listings

Popular Skills for Seamstress


Seamstresss report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in seamstress, Design, Patternmaking, and alterations are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 8 percent and 12 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Sewing. It is often found that people who know Patternmaking are also skilled in alterations.

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 $24,000 based on 165 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 $25,000 based on 128 salaries. An experienced Seamstress which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 136 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 $31,000 based on 155 salaries.

Seamstress Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Seamstress?

Seamstress in Boone:
"Can be challenging to find employment sometimes."
Pros: The company I work for
Cons: unpredictability of the weather

Seamstress in Akron:
"It’s okay to work in Akron."
Pros: My job is very close to my home.
Cons: The weather could be better.

Seamstress in Naples:
"More degrees."
Get more proof of experience in field, certificate and degrees, the more the better.

Seamstress in Provo:
"Disorganized."
Pros: Being a seamstress allows for flexibility in hours.
Cons: Where I work the owner of the bridal shop does not communicate with her employees well. Training was minimal and she never laid out clear expectations. Because of this I have felt losthe when it comes to how routine operations work at this shop. It is very disorganized.

Seamstress in St. Louis:
"To New Seamstresses..."
Stay original! You can alter something to make it look better but don't copy and always try to keep your prices either lower than your competitors or provide products that are so high quality that your competitors have to go out of business, because they can't compete at all.

Seamstress in Houma:
"Bridal Seamstress."
Don't be afraid to speak up. Don't be intimidated to speak your opinion.

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Key Stats for Seamstress

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
2 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 115 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
35%

Experience Affects Seamstress Salaries

▲11%

▲2%

National Average
$28,000

▼11%

▼13%

Skills That Affect Seamstress Salaries

seamstress
▲11%

▲10%


National Average
$28,000

▼4%

▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 115 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 24%
dental benefits
Dental: 18%
vision benefits
Vision: 14%
no benefits
None: 75%