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Average Sewing Machine Operator Hourly Pay

$12.01
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$491
Bonus
$1,500
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The average hourly pay for a Sewing Machine Operator is $12.01.
10%
$9.27
MEDIAN
$12.01
90%
$16.76
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Hourly Rate
$9 - $17
Bonus
$99 - $993
Profit Sharing
$0 - $1,500
Total Pay
$19,364 - $36,657
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What Do Sewing Machine Operators Do?

Sewing Machine Operator Tasks
  • Operate sewing machine in order to design, customize, join, and hem fabrics.
  • Inspect fabrics for wear or damage and repair if possible.
  • Design and follow pattern measurements.

Job Satisfaction for Sewing Machine Operator

3.8 out of 5
(35)
Highly Satisfied
7Reviews

Career Paths

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What Are Popular Skills for Sewing Machine Operators?

Skills in Machine Operation, Fabric/Textiles, Precision Measurement and Technical Garment Knowledge are correlated to pay that is above average.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Sewing Machine Operators?

An entry-level Sewing Machine Operator with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $10.39 based on 5 salaries. An early career Sewing Machine Operator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $11.44 based on 81 salaries. A mid-career Sewing Machine Operator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $12.22 based on 36 salaries. An experienced Sewing Machine Operator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $12.31 based on 48 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $13.

Years of Experience

This data is based on 218 survey responses.
Entry Level
2.3%
Early Career
37.2%
Mid Career
16.5%
Experienced
22.0%
Late Career
22.0%