Salary for Fabric Menders (not including Garment)

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Fabric menders mainly repair tears and holes in draperies, parachutes, tents and other similar fabrics. This job is relatively safe, and isn't usually very strenuous as it usually requires employees to sit during their work. To be considered for this position a high school diploma may be required, but not always. Once hired, an employer may require up to a month of formal job training before work can begin.

A Fabric Mender can get an average wage on a scale from $27,060 to $69,640 based on tenure and industry expertise. Fabric Menders will normally get a salary of fourty-six thousand one hundred and sixty dollars on an annual basis.

Fabric Menders obtain the highest salaries in Alaska, where they receive compensation, on average, of close to about $78,940. People with this job title are paid at the highest average level in Utilities, where they earn average pay levels of $76,510.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 25.20 percent nationwide in that time.


Fabric Menders (not including Garment) tend to make the most in the following industries:

Public Administration
Management of Companies and Enterprises
Transportation and Warehousing
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
Retail Trade
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
Health Care and Social Assistance
Other Services (except Public Administration)
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