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Costumer Salary
in Buffalo, New York

$26,626 (USD)

Average Salary

$13/hr

Average Hourly

$1,768

Average Bonus

Last updated: July 19, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Costumer is $26,626 a year and $13 an hour in Buffalo, New York, United States. The average salary range for a Costumer is between $23,087 and $31,151. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Costumer. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Buffalo, New York.

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Job Summary

Description:
  • Picks and fits costumes for cast members according to style of historical period and characters to be portrayed.
  • Reads script or reviews analysis of supervisor, costuming to determine locale of story and number of costumes required for each character.
  • Examines books, pictures, and examples of costumes to determine styles worn during specified period in history.
  • Inventories stock to determine types and condition of costuming available and selects costumes based on script analysis and studies.
  • Examines costume on cast member and sketches or writes notes designating alterations.
  • Makes minor alterations and repairs to costume by hand, or using sewing machine.
  • Sends costume to tailor for major alterations or repairs.
  • May design and construct unusual costumes, applying creative ingenuity.
  • May press and spot-clean costumes, using electric iron and cleaning fluid.
  • May purchase or rent costumes and other wardrobe accessories.
Costumer Job Prevalence in Buffalo, New York, United States

Job family: Costume Attendants

Job family population: 6,430

Estimated population of Costumer jobs: 2,793

Rate of error: 7.4%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
$30,867
5 Year Change:
16 %

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About Buffalo, New York

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Description: Buffalo is the second largest city in the U.S. state of New York and the largest city in Western New York. As of 2018, the population was 256,304. The city is the county seat of Erie County and a major gateway for commerce and travel across the Canada–United States border, forming part of the bi-national Buffalo Niagara Region. The Buffalo area was inhabited before the 17th century by the Native American Iroquois tribe and later by French settlers. The city grew significantly in the 19th and 20th centuries as a result of immigration, the construction of the Erie Canal and rail transportation, and its close proximity...

Costumer Job Listings for Buffalo, New York

Costume Shop Supervisor
Jun 21
Fredonia, NY, USA
SUNY Fredonia
Costume Shop Supervisor Category:Professional Staff Department:Theatre & Dance Locations:Fredonia, NY Posted:Jun 3, 2019 Closes:Open Until Filled Type:Full-time Share About State University of New ...

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Costumer is $26,626 a year and $13 an hour in Buffalo, New York, United States. The average salary range for a Costumer is between $23,087 and $31,151. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Costumer. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Buffalo, New York.

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Jun 21
Fredonia, NY, USA
SUNY Fredonia
Costume Shop Supervisor Category:Professional Staff Department:Theatre & Dance Locations:Fredonia, NY Posted:Jun 3, 2019 Closes:Open Until Filled Type:Full-time Share About State University of New ...
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