The salary statistics of sewing machine operators are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of sewing machine operators within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The sewing machine operators annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|90th Percentile Wage|| |
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for sewing machine operators. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) sewing machine operators is $37,000. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $23,670. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18,500. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 100% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of sewing machine operators from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
The average salaries of sewing machine operators in 15 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for sewing machine operators occupations is the federal, state, and local government sector with an annual salary $38,150. The lowest paying sector is the educational services sector (annual salary $20,200).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Accommodation and Food Services|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
|Real Estate and Rental and Leasing|| |
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Educational Services|| |
From the above tables we note that not only sewing machine operators salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of sewing machine operators in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $17,610 to $39,330. The highest paying state for sewing machine operators is Alaska with a median annual salary of $39,330. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $17,610. For more salary information of sewing machine operators profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.
|State Name||Median Annual Salary|
|New Hampshire|| |
|North Dakota|| |
|Rhode Island|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|West Virginia|| |
|New Mexico|| |
|New Jersey|| |
|South Dakota|| |
|New York|| |
|South Carolina|| |
|Puerto Rico|| |