Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers

Prospects: Very Unfavorable

*According to projected annual openings and year-over-year growth

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

Current openings

Alterations Tailor 2
Coat Cutter 3
Suit Maker 51

Number of positions

2012: 2,030    2014: 2,040

Annual job postings

New: 10    Replacement: 30
(Total: 40)   

Salaries in NYC

Starting at:
Up to:

Educational requirements

Minimum education:
Less than high school

Work experience:

On-the-job training:
Moderate-term on-the-job training

Education level achieved by workers


Sources: New York State Department of Labor, U.S. Department of Labor.