Salary for Textile, Garment, and Related Materials Pressers

Also known as:  Clothes Ironer, Clothes Presser, Clothing Presser, Garment Presser, Pants Presser, Shirt Presser, Silk Presser, Wool Presser

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Workers in this field press or shape clothing materials by machine or by hand. Some of the primary responsibilities of pressers are to iron, steam, hang, fold and tag clothing items. Completion of high school or its equivalency is not always necessary to be considered for this position. An employer sometimes requires up to one month of formal on-site job training after being hired for this job.

A Textile, Garment, or Related Materials Presser can get an average wage on a scale from $19,060 and $32,410 depending on experience and talent. Pressers will normally get an average pay level of twenty-six thousand and fifty dollars each year.

Pressers are paid at the highest level in Washington, where they receive average pay scales of close to about $31,750. People in this job function are compensated the highest in Real Estate and Rental and Leasing, where they can earn pay of $27,300.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 45.37 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

Textile, Garment, and Related Materials Pressers tend to make the most in the following industries:

Health Care and Social Assistance
$30,500
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$27,300
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$26,970
Manufacturing
$26,910
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$26,610
Accommodation and Food Services
$26,070

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Wholesale Trade
$25,120
Retail Trade
$25,940
Other Services (except Public Administration)
$25,960
Accommodation and Food Services
$26,070
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$26,610
Manufacturing
$26,910