Salary for Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers

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Tailors, dressmakers and custom sewers fit design, create, alter or repair clothing garments using needle and thread or sewing machines. Completion of vocational school or an associate's degree is sometimes necessary to be considered for this position, but not always. An employer might require up to two years of on-site job training after being hired for this job.

A Tailor, Dressmaker, or Custom Sewer can earn salaries on a scale from 16000 - 24000 depending on experience and domain knowledge. Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers earn an average compensation of Twenty Eight Thousand Four Hundred dollars per annum.

Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers are paid at the highest level in New York, where they receive wages of just about $34330. People holding these jobs are compensated at the highest average salary in Accommodation and Food Services, where they can receive an average pay rate of $38980.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 15.91 percent nationwide in that time.
Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers tend to make the most in the following industries
Management of Companies and Enterprises $38,980
Accommodation and Food Services $32,330
Public Administration $30,970
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $30,660
Retail Trade $30,500
Transportation and Warehousing $30,420
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $24,670
Other Services (except Public Administration) $24,910
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing $25,840
Manufacturing $26,390
Educational Services $28,100
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $28,790