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 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 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 $46,960. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $28,240. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19,170. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 144% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of tailors, dressmakers, and custom sewers from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-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 $35,260. The lowest paying sector is the other services (except federal, state, and local government) sector (annual salary $24,030).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Accommodation and Food Services|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Real Estate and Rental and Leasing|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
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 $45,300. The highest paying state for tailors, dressmakers, and custom sewers is District of Columbia with a median annual salary of $45,300. 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|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|Puerto Rico|| |