Tailors, dressmakers, & sewers

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Total Workforce

53k

Average Age

50.4

Average Salary

$28,714

Average Male Salary

$34,707

Average Female Salary

$26,304

About

Tailors, dressmakers, & sewers are most often employed by the Clothing stores industry. The average yearly wage for Tailors, dressmakers, & sewers was $28,714 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Tailors, dressmakers, & sewers by wage are Skincare specialists, Helpersproduction workers, and Dancers & choreographers.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Tailors, dressmakers, & sewers are Forest Acres City & Dentsville PUMA, SC and LA City (Southeast/East Vernon) PUMA, CA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Tailors, dressmakers, & sewers are LA City (Southeast/East Vernon) PUMA, CA and Forest Acres City & Dentsville PUMA, SC.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Tailors, dressmakers, & sewers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Clothing stores is the industry that employs the most Tailors, dressmakers, & sewers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Tailors, dressmakers, & sewers, by average wage, is Sporting goods, and hobby & toy stores . Tailors, dressmakers, & sewers are paid most in LA City (East Central/Central City & Boyle Heights) PUMA, CA but are relatively concentrated in LA City (Southeast/East Vernon) PUMA, CA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$28,714

AVERAGE SALARY

± $2,959

In 2018, Tailors, dressmakers, & sewers earned an average of $28,714, $25,174 less than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Helpersproduction workers make somewhat more than Tailors, dressmakers, & sewers while Skincare specialists make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Tailors, dressmakers, & sewers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.335

WAGE GINI

In 2018, Tailors, dressmakers, & sewers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.335, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Tailors, dressmakers, & sewers (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Tailors, dressmakers, & sewers.

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Tailors, dressmakers, & sewers.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Tailors, dressmakers, & sewers, by number of employees, are Clothing stores, Personal & household goods repair & maintenance, and Cut and sew, and apparel accessories and other apparel manufacturing.

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Industries by Share

53k

2018 Workforce

± 5,652

0.588%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 15%

The number of people employed as Tailors, dressmakers, & sewers has been growing at a rate of 0.588%, from 52,703 people in 2017 to 53,013 people in 2018.

This graphic shows the share of Tailors, dressmakers, & sewers employed by various industries. Clothing stores employs the largest share of Tailors, dressmakers, & sewers at  21.1%, followed by Personal & household goods repair & maintenance with 18.2% and Cut and sew, and apparel accessories and other apparel manufacturing with 11.1%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Tailors, dressmakers, & sewers in the US. The average age of male Tailors, dressmakers, & sewers in the workforce is 48.1 and of female Tailors, dressmakers, & sewers is 51.4, and the most common race/ethnicity for Tailors, dressmakers, & sewers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

15.2k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 3,027

37.8k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 4,773

71.3% of Tailors, dressmakers, & sewers are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Tailors, dressmakers, & sewers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Tailors, dressmakers, & sewers

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

  2. White (Hispanic)

  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)

45% of Tailors, dressmakers, & sewers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 20.5% of Tailors, dressmakers, & sewers, White (Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Tailors, dressmakers, & sewers.

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Age by Gender

48.1

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 3.24

51.4

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 1.8

The median age of Tailors, dressmakers, & sewers is 50.4, and Male employees are generally 3.27 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Tailors, dressmakers, & sewers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Tailors, dressmakers, & sewers is Business but a relatively high number of Tailors, dressmakers, & sewers hold a major in Visual & Performing Arts.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Tailors, dressmakers, & sewers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Tailors, dressmakers, & sewers need many skills, but most especially Active Listening, Time Management, and Critical Thinking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Tailors, dressmakers, & sewers need more than the average amount of Operations Analysis, Management of Material Resources, and Technology Design.

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