Average Tailor, Dressmaker, or Custom Sewer Hourly Pay

$15.28
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$1,050
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The average hourly pay for a Tailor, Dressmaker, or Custom Sewer is $15.28.
10%
$9.93
10%
$15.28
50%
$25.42
90%
90%
MEDIAN $15.28
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Hourly Rate
$10 - $25
Bonus
$509 - $4,861
Total Pay
$20,694 - $63,935

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Job Description for Tailor, Dressmaker, or Custom Sewer

Tailor, Dressmaker, or Custom Sewer Tasks
  • Take customer measurements and communicate any necessary alterations.
  • Mark or pin alteration measurements.
  • Maintain sewing machines and report any damages or problems.
  • Ensure alterations are accurate, complete, and meet specified standards.

Job Satisfaction for Tailor, Dressmaker, or Custom Sewer

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Popular Skills for Tailor, Dressmaker, or Custom Sewer

Skills in Patternmaking and Technical Garment Knowledge are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Design, Fabric/Textiles and Sewing.

Pay by Experience Level for Tailor, Dressmaker, or Custom Sewer

An early career Tailor, Dressmaker, or Custom Sewer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $12.50 based on 29 salaries. A mid-career Tailor, Dressmaker, or Custom Sewer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.26 based on 23 salaries. An experienced Tailor, Dressmaker, or Custom Sewer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.76 based on 39 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $16.

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Years of Experience

This data is based on 158 survey responses.
Early Career
18.4%
Mid Career
14.6%
Experienced
24.7%
Late Career
42.4%