The salary statistics of tailors, dressmakers, and custom sewers are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of tailors, dressmakers, and custom sewers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The tailors, dressmakers, and custom sewers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$19,960|
|25th Percentile Wage||$22,830|
|50th Percentile Wage||$28,600|
|75th Percentile Wage||$38,710|
|90th Percentile Wage||$50,450|
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for tailors, dressmakers, and custom sewers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) tailors, dressmakers, and custom sewers is $50,450. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $28,600. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19,960. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 152% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of tailors, dressmakers, and custom sewers from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
The average salaries of tailors, dressmakers, and custom sewers 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 tailors, dressmakers, and custom sewers occupations is the accommodation and food services sector with an annual salary $36,080. The lowest paying sector is the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector (annual salary $24,130).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Accommodation and Food Services|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
|Real Estate and Rental and Leasing|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
From the above tables we note that not only tailors, dressmakers, and custom sewers 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 tailors, dressmakers, and custom sewers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $17,920 to $47,240. The highest paying state for tailors, dressmakers, and custom sewers is Minnesota with a median annual salary of $47,240. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $17,920. For more salary information of tailors, dressmakers, and custom sewers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.
|State Name||Median Annual Salary|
|District of Columbia|| |
|New Hampshire|| |
|New Jersey|| |
|Rhode Island|| |
|New York|| |
|New Mexico|| |
|South Carolina|| |
|North Dakota|| |
|West Virginia|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|Puerto Rico|| |