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How much does a Sewing Machine Operator make in the United States?

Average Sewing Machine Operator Hourly Wage in the United States

Sewing Machine Operators earn a median hourly wage of $10.84. Hourly wages typically start from $8.68 and go up to $17.13.

Average Sewing Machine Operator Yearly Salary in the United States

Sewing Machine Operators earn a median salary of $22,550 per year. Salaries typically start from $18,060 and go up to $35,630.

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Sewing Machine Operator Earnings by Seniority

Top End Sewing Machine Operator Earnings

The highest earning Sewing Machine Operators in the United States earn:

$17.13
an hour
$35,630
per year
Senior Sewing Machine Operator Earnings

Senior Sewing Machine Operators in the United States earn:

$13.75
an hour
$28,590
per year
Experienced Sewing Machine Operator Earnings

Experienced Sewing Machine Operators in the United States earn:

$10.84
an hour
$22,550
per year
Junior Sewing Machine Operator Earnings

Junior Sewing Machine Operators in the United States earn:

$9.30
an hour
$19,350
per year
Starting Sewing Machine Operator Earnings

Starting Sewing Machine Operators in the United States earn:

$8.68
an hour
$18,060
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Sewing Machine Operator salary comparison

Sewing Machine Operators earn less than 96% percent of Arts careers. Sewing Machine Operator salaries are in the bottom 87% of all careers in the United States.

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Historical salary for Sewing Machine Operators in the United States

Sewing Machine Operator salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Sewing Machine Operator Salary in Alaska $19.57 $40,710 # 1
Sewing Machine Operator Salary in Connecticut $13.52 $28,130 # 2
Sewing Machine Operator Salary in Delaware $15.77 $32,800 # 3
Sewing Machine Operator Salary in Nevada $13.59 $28,260 # 4
Sewing Machine Operator Salary in Washington $13.67 $28,430 # 5
Sewing Machine Operator Salary in North Dakota $13.84 $28,780 # 6
Sewing Machine Operator Salary in New Hampshire $13.77 $28,630 # 7
Sewing Machine Operator Salary in District of Columbia $13.29 $27,650 # 8
Sewing Machine Operator Salary in Minnesota $13.21 $27,490 # 9
Sewing Machine Operator Salary in Massachusetts $13.03 $27,100 # 10
Sewing Machine Operator Salary in Oregon $11.75 $24,440 # 11
Sewing Machine Operator Salary in Rhode Island $12.64 $26,280 # 12
Sewing Machine Operator Salary in Kansas $12.13 $25,230 # 13
Sewing Machine Operator Salary in Wisconsin $12.62 $26,260 # 14
Sewing Machine Operator Salary in Illinois $11.81 $24,570 # 15
Sewing Machine Operator Salary in Wyoming $12.92 $26,880 # 16
Sewing Machine Operator Salary in Maine $12.86 $26,750 # 17
Sewing Machine Operator Salary in Georgia $12.56 $26,130 # 18
Sewing Machine Operator Salary in Michigan $11.13 $23,150 # 19
Sewing Machine Operator Salary in Iowa $12.11 $25,200 # 20
Sewing Machine Operator Salary in Ohio $11.80 $24,550 # 21
Sewing Machine Operator Salary in Nebraska $11.86 $24,660 # 22
Sewing Machine Operator Salary in Mississippi $12.29 $25,560 # 23
Sewing Machine Operator Salary in Colorado $10.87 $22,610 # 24
Sewing Machine Operator Salary in Indiana $11.64 $24,210 # 25
Sewing Machine Operator Salary in Montana $11.91 $24,760 # 26
Sewing Machine Operator Salary in Hawaii $11.16 $23,210 # 27
Sewing Machine Operator Salary in New York $9.73 $20,230 # 28
Sewing Machine Operator Salary in New Jersey $11.30 $23,510 # 29
Sewing Machine Operator Salary in North Carolina $11.10 $23,100 # 30
Sewing Machine Operator Salary in Maryland $10.59 $22,030 # 31
Sewing Machine Operator Salary in Arizona $11.25 $23,400 # 32
Sewing Machine Operator Salary in Vermont $11.33 $23,570 # 33
Sewing Machine Operator Salary in Pennsylvania $11.04 $22,970 # 34
Sewing Machine Operator Salary in Utah $10.85 $22,570 # 35
Sewing Machine Operator Salary in Tennessee $10.23 $21,280 # 36
Sewing Machine Operator Salary in Florida $10.42 $21,670 # 37
Sewing Machine Operator Salary in California $9.60 $19,970 # 38
Sewing Machine Operator Salary in Virginia $10.74 $22,340 # 39
Sewing Machine Operator Salary in Oklahoma $10.83 $22,520 # 40
Sewing Machine Operator Salary in West Virginia $10.39 $21,610 # 41
Sewing Machine Operator Salary in Louisiana $10.78 $22,430 # 42
Sewing Machine Operator Salary in South Dakota $10.22 $21,270 # 43
Sewing Machine Operator Salary in Texas $10.47 $21,770 # 44
Sewing Machine Operator Salary in Arkansas $10.52 $21,870 # 45
Sewing Machine Operator Salary in Missouri $9.80 $20,380 # 46
Sewing Machine Operator Salary in South Carolina $10.12 $21,050 # 47
Sewing Machine Operator Salary in Kentucky $9.96 $20,710 # 48
Sewing Machine Operator Salary in Alabama $9.86 $20,510 # 49
Sewing Machine Operator Salary in Idaho $9.97 $20,740 # 50
Sewing Machine Operator Salary in New Mexico $10.14 $21,090 # 51
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

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