Tailor, Dressmaker, or Custom Sewer Salary

Median pay for Tailor, Dressmaker, or Custom Sewers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $15.44 per hour. Tailor, Dressmaker, or Custom Sewers who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 82 percent. Work is enjoyable for Tailor, Dressmaker, or Custom Sewers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Some workers in this field — the greater part — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by just over two-fifths and dental plans are enjoyed by slightly less than a third. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$23,270 - $43,074
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$30K
$43K
MEDIAN: $29,524
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$9.99 - $21.53
$10
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MEDIAN: $15.20
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$0$45K
Salary $23,270 - $43,074
Bonus $2,750
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$20,955 - $45,760
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 17
Hourly Data $0$35
Hourly Rate $9.99 - $21.53
Hourly Tips $1.00
Overtime $8.07 - $35.76
Annual Data $0$45K
Bonus $2,750
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$20,955 - $45,760
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 72

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Job Description for Tailor, Dressmaker, or Custom Sewer

Tailors, dressmakers, and custom sewers generally work for specialty clothing sellers at premium levels of service, and common employers include places such as bridal shops and custom, high-end haberdasheries. They may also work at premium clothing service companies, executive dry cleaners, and other tailoring and altering shops.

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Tailor, Dressmaker, or Custom Sewer Tasks

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

Common Career Paths for Tailor, Dressmaker, or Custom Sewer


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Although many Tailor, Dressmaker, or Custom Sewers transition into Certified Medical Assistant roles, the latter job seems to pay slightly less with an average reported annual income of $28K.

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

Pay by Experience for a Tailor, Dressmaker, or Custom Sewer has a positive trend. An entry-level Tailor, Dressmaker, or Custom Sewer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $25,000 based on 19 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Tailor, Dressmaker, or Custom Sewer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 22 salaries. An experienced Tailor, Dressmaker, or Custom Sewer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 34 salaries. A Tailor, Dressmaker, or Custom Sewer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 29 salaries.

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Key Stats for Tailor, Dressmaker, or Custom Sewer

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
40%
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Experience Affects Tailor, Dressmaker, or Custom Sewer Salaries

Experienced
▲13%

Mid-Career
▲10%

Late-Career
▲2%

National Average
$32,000

Entry-Level
▼20%

Skills That Affect Tailor, Dressmaker, or Custom Sewer Salaries

Patternmaking
▲7%

National Average
$32,000

▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
40%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 40%
dental benefits
Dental: 30%
vision benefits
Vision: 28%
no benefits
None: 58%
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