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Embroidery Machine Operator Salary

$25,222 (USD)

Average Salary

$12/hr

Average Hourly

$313

Average Bonus

Last updated: November 20, 2019

The average pay for an Embroidery Machine Operator is $25,222 a year and $12 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for an Embroidery Machine Operator is between $20,014 and $29,277. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for an Embroidery Machine Operator. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Description:
  • Operates sewing machine to embroider name, initial, or decorative designs on garments, household articles, material, or uniforms and to stitch cording, braid, or emblems on material or garments, following stamped design or working freehand without guide or markings: reads work order to determine type and location of embroidery.
  • Selects size and color thread and draws it through machine guides and bobbin.
  • Turns setscrews to regulate machine settings.
  • Positions article under presser foot and presses pedal or knee control to start machine and control speed of sewing.
  • Guides fabric under needle with left hand or turns handcrank under feed bed to guide material, following stamped pattern or by freehand.
  • Observes sewing operation to detect defects in stitching that indicate machine malfunction and notifies supervisor of malfunction.
  • May draw guide freehand on fabric.
  • May pin tissue paper pattern on fabric to be used as guide.
  • May use embroidery hoops to hold fabric taut.
  • May smooth embroidered area, using hand iron.
  • May repair defective embroidery or fill in blanks left by embroidery machine.
  • May operate automatic embroidery machines with multiple sewing heads controlled by perforated pattern tape.
  • May be designated according to type of work done as cloth numberer; letterer.
  • When operating embroidery machine to sew tape or braiding to garment to form embroidery design, may be designated corder (garment; tex.
  • Prod., nec).
Embroidery Machine Operator Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Sewing Machine Operators

Job family population: 136,450

Estimated population of Embroidery Machine Operator jobs: 3,681

Rate of error: 2.2%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$29,239
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Description: The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or simply America, is a country comprising 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles (9.8 million km2), it is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe. Most of the country is located in central North America between Canada and Mexico. With an estimated population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the...

Embroidery Machine Operator Job Listings for United States

Embroidery Machine Operator
Oct 28
Phoenix, AZ, USA
Palo Verde Embroidery
Program and run an embroidery machine.
Embroidery Machine Operator Immediate Start
Oct 26
Las Vegas, NV, USA
4Winners Sports Group LLC
... the embroidery computer system. · Selects size and color thread and draws it through machine guides and bobbin. · Removes and replaces bobbin when needed. · Adjusts & regulates setscrews to ...
Embroidery Machine Operator
Oct 21
Provo, UT, USA
Purple Elephant Apparel
Embroidery machine operator available immediately. Sewing experience helpful but not necessary. We will train. The embroidery machine operator runs a multi head Tajima embroidery machine. With the ...
Embroidery Machine Operator (Uniforms)
Oct 23
Little Rock, AR, USA
World Martial Arts Supply
You will be responsible for main line production activities using multi head embroidery machines, laser focus-cut Software/Hardware and other needed equipment to safely and accurately create quality ...
5B's is growing & seeking Machine Operators. Will train!
Oct 25
Zanesville, OH, USA
5 B's, Inc.
MACHINE OPERATOR SUMMARY: Operates Tajima machine to embroider decorative designs on garments by ... Uses embroidery hoops to hold fabric tight. * Reads ruler to ensure proper positioning of garment ...

The average pay for an Embroidery Machine Operator is $25,222 a year and $12 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for an Embroidery Machine Operator is between $20,014 and $29,277. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for an Embroidery Machine Operator. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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