Sewing Machine Operators

General Information

Description

Operate or tend sewing machines to join, reinforce, decorate, or perform related sewing operations in the manufacture of garment or nongarment products.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit84.70%
  2. Self-employed9.35%
  3. Private, not for profit3.12%
  4. State and local government1.33%
  5. Federal government0.90%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure
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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$28,230

State-by-state Salary

Gray states indicate no data available

$34,320
$22,930
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Less than high school 52%
  • High school 41%
  • Associate's degree 4%
  • Some college 0%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Bachelor's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%
  • Post-secondary certificate 0%

Knowledge

  • English Language
  • Mathematics
  • Education and Training
  • Production and Processing
  • Public Safety and Security

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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