Machine Stitchers


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Machine Stitchers

Machine Stitchers - Wages & Trends

Wages vary by industry and area of the country. In addition, many sewing machine operators are paid according to the number of acceptable pieces they or their group produce. Therefore, total earnings can depend on skill, speed, and accuracy.

Benefits also vary. Full-time sewing machine operators may receive typical benefits. These include vacation, sick leave, and health insurance. However, some small firms offer limited benefits. Those who are self-employed must provide their own insurance. Some large employers provide child care. Some operate company stores where employees can purchase apparel at discount rates. 

Sewing machine operators (SOC 51-6031)
Location
Pay Period
25%
Median
75%
Illinois Hourly $11.44 $13.36 $15.46
Yearly $23,795 $27,780 $32,163
    Champaign Area Hourly $14.56 $16.45 $18.18
Yearly $30,279 $34,214 $37,813
    Cook County Hourly $11.98 $13.61 $16.28
Yearly $24,916 $28,316 $33,870
    Dekalb-Elgin-Aurora Area Hourly $9.78 $12.83 $14.20
Yearly $20,350 $26,681 $29,533
    Du Page County Hourly $10.79 $12.62 $14.88
Yearly $22,439 $26,251 $30,957
    Jacksonville-Carlinville-Litchfield Area Hourly $10.87 $12.97 $15.09
Yearly $22,607 $26,977 $31,389
    Lake County Hourly $14.03 $15.69 $18.01
Yearly $29,187 $32,645 $37,468
    McHenry County Hourly $10.93 $12.11 $14.05
Yearly $22,734 $25,185 $29,218
    Northwest Illinois Area Hourly $9.92 $12.13 $13.89
Yearly $20,625 $25,233 $28,881
    Peoria-Bloomington Area Hourly $11.18 $13.00 $14.93
Yearly $23,249 $27,047 $31,048
    Rock Island-Moline Area Hourly $10.42 $12.87 $15.26
Yearly $21,675 $26,760 $31,744
    Rockford Area Hourly $10.23 $11.53 $13.18
Yearly $21,288 $23,990 $27,414
    Springfield Area Hourly $10.75 $11.95 $14.79
Yearly $22,367 $24,855 $30,773
    St. Louis-Belleville Area Hourly $12.81 $14.37 $19.26
Yearly $26,645 $29,893 $40,068
United States Hourly $11.09 $12.70 $15.26
Yearly $23,060 $26,420 $31,750

Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.