Salary for Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers

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Also known as:  Alterations Sewer, Alterations Tailor, Bridal Gown Fitter, Coat Cutter, Coat Maker, Couture Dressmaker, Dress Fitter, Fur Tailor, Garment Fitter, Suit Maker

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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 earns an average salary ranging from $20,940 - $58,050 based on education and experience. usually receive average salaries of thirty-six thousand and fourty dollars each year.

obtain the highest salaries in District of Columbia, where they get salary pay of approximately $48,370. Employees who work in this job make the greatest compensation in Management of Companies and Enterprises, where they can get average job salaries of $62,530.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 47.28 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers tend to make the most in the following industries:

Management of Companies and Enterprises
$62,530
Accommodation and Food Services
$40,770
Educational Services
$40,640
Health Care and Social Assistance
$39,920
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$38,890
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$38,840

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$31,230
Other Services (except Public Administration)
$31,630
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$31,700
Public Administration
$32,480
Manufacturing
$37,530
Retail Trade
$38,170