Average Sewing Machine Operator Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Sewing Machine Operator is $11.70.
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Hourly Rate
$9 - $15
$51 - $979
Profit Sharing
$0 - $1,500
Total Pay
$19,010 - $34,991

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Job Description for Sewing Machine Operator

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

3.7 out of 5
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Popular Skills for Sewing Machine Operator

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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