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Average Seamstress Hourly Pay

$13.66
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$390
Bonus
$2,500
Commission
$450
Profit Sharing
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The average hourly pay for a Seamstress is $13.66.
10%
$9.85
MEDIAN
$13.66
90%
$19.95
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Hourly Rate
$10 - $20
Bonus
$25 - $1,226
Profit Sharing
$246 - $1,095
Commission
$0 - $2,500
Total Pay
$20,561 - $42,409
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What Do Seamstresses Do?

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.

Job Satisfaction for Seamstress

3.9 out of 5
(102)
Highly Satisfied
12Reviews

Popular Employer Salaries for Seamstress

Career Paths

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Seamstress
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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What Are Popular Skills for Seamstresses?

Skills in Sewing, Patternmaking, Design and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Machine Operation.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Seamstresses?

An entry-level Seamstress with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $10.88 based on 6 salaries. An early career Seamstress with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $12.28 based on 125 salaries. A mid-career Seamstress with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $13.34 based on 100 salaries. An experienced Seamstress with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.50 based on 138 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $15.
Employees with Seamstress in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 17.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (9.8% more) and Chicago, Illinois (7.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Cleveland, Ohio (1.2% less) and Detroit, Michigan (1.0% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 590 survey responses.
Entry Level
1.0%
Early Career
21.2%
Mid Career
16.9%
Experienced
23.4%
Late Career
37.5%