Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)
The average hourly pay for a Sewing Machine Operator is $12.09
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Sewing Machine Operators?
An early career Sewing Machine Operator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $11.65 based on 53 salaries. A mid-career Sewing Machine Operator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $12.05 based on 23 salaries. An experienced …Read more
What Do Sewing Machine Operators Do?
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 …Read more
- 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.