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Shop Tailor Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$33,335 (USD)

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Last updated: May 19, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Shop Tailor is $33,335 a year and $16 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Shop Tailor is between $25,739 and $39,508. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

  • Performs specialized hand and machine sewing operations in manufacture of made-to-measure or ready-to-wear clothing, applying knowledge of garment construction and fabrics: trims and shapes edges of garment parts preparatory to sewing and cuts excess material from seam edges, using shears or knife.
  • Fits collar facing to underfacing, trims edge of undercollar with shears, and sews undercollar to collar.
  • Bastes collar or sleeves to coat body and sews collar or sleeves to coat with permanent stitches.
  • Stitches shoulder padding, coat facing, and lining together at armhole.
  • Bastes and sews canvas material in various coat parts, such as undercollar, shoulder, and front edge.
  • Joins shoulder padding to coat with basting stitches.
  • May sew on buttons and make buttonholes to finish suits.
  • May be designated according to tasks performed or garments sewn as coat baster (garment; retail trade); coat padder (garment; retail trade); collar setter (garment; retail trade); lapel padder (garment; retail trade); sleeve tailor (garment; retail trade); suit finisher (garment; retail trade).
  • May be designated: top-collar maker (garment; retail trade); undercollar baster (garment; retail trade); undercollar maker (garment; retail trade); vest tailor (garment; retail trade).
Shop Tailor Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers

Job family population: 20,440

Estimated population of Shop Tailor jobs: 1,736

Rate of error: 7.5%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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Shop Tailor Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

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National Corporate Apparel Sales Representative
Mar 7
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... one-stop shop. Kollege Town Sports is proud of its partnerships with Under Armour; making the ... tailored to an individual customer needs. • Submits clean and accurate apparel orders by ...
Sales Executive
Apr 4
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Global Transportation Services, Inc.
The International Sales Executive will be expected to plan, develop and execute tailored sales ... shop freight forwarder and NVOCC and logistics provider: a fully integrated, asset-light based ...
Outside Sales Trainee
Apr 9
Heidtman Steel Company
From large OEM customers to small job shops, Heidtman Steel services a wide variety of end market solutions tailored to each customer's needs. Heidtman Steel is a family owned business, we treat our ...
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