Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers

2.0/10 job score
risk level
by 2031
or $15.10 hourly
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 83% (Robots are watching)

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What do you think the risk of automation is?

How likely do you think this occupation will be taken over by robots/AI within the next 20 years?

How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers' job openings is expected to rise 1.2% by 2031
'Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers' is expected to be a slow growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.

What are the median wages for 'Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers' was $31,420, or $15.10 hourly
'Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers' are paid 31.3% lower than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as tailors, dressmakers, and custom sewers?

As of 2021 there were 17,270 people employed as Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers within the United States.
This represents around 0.012% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 8 thousand people are employed as Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers.

Job description

Design, make, alter, repair, or fit garments.

SOC Code: 51-6052.00


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Jo L (Highly likely) says
With the advent of AI, many fashion and clothing sales companies are looking forward to a system of cameras, algorithmic processing, and automated machines to do the same work that tailors, seamstresses, and garment alternators could previously do.
May 19, 2021 at 12:09 AM

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