Average Tailor, Dressmaker, or Custom Sewer Hourly Pay

$15.74
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$1,050
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The average hourly pay for a Tailor, Dressmaker, or Custom Sewer is $15.74.
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$9.97
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$15.74
90%
$26.36
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$10 - $26
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$262 - $7,450
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What Do Tailor, Dressmaker, or Custom Sewers Do?

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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What Are Popular Skills for Tailor, Dressmaker, or Custom Sewers?

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.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Tailor, Dressmaker, or Custom Sewers?

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 $12.67 based on 27 salaries. A mid-career Tailor, Dressmaker, or Custom Sewer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.98 based on 21 salaries. An experienced Tailor, Dressmaker, or Custom Sewer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.74 based on 34 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $16.

Pay Difference by Location

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Employees with Tailor, Dressmaker, or Custom Sewer in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 122.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Francisco, California (58.8% more) and Columbus, Ohio (15.0% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 147 survey responses.
Early Career
18.4%
Mid Career
14.3%
Experienced
23.1%
Late Career
44.2%