The average hourly pay for a Sewing Machine Operator is $11.70.
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Job Description for Sewing Machine Operator
Sewing machine operators work in the clothing and textile industry. They typically do not need any special education to do this job, and they typically don’t require much secondary education. However, a lot of employers want people with experience operating a sewing machine, and operator training is available at trade schools. Training is also sometimes provided on the job. A beginner sewing machine operator generally works on clothing, using a single needle machine. More expert operators may…Read more
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.
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Skills in Sewing, Machine Operation, Fabric/Textiles, Precision Measurement and Technical Garment Knowledge are correlated to pay that is above average.
Pay by Experience Level for Sewing Machine Operator
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 $10.24 based on 5 salaries. An early career Sewing Machine Operator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $10.97 based on 95 salaries. A mid-career Sewing Machine Operator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $11.61 based on 46 salaries. An experienced Sewing Machine Operator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $12.16 based on 53 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $12.
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