Information About Hand Sewers

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Training

Hand sewers need short-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Hand sewers
Training for Hand Sewers
Percent
Less than High School 26.3
High School 36.8
Some College 15.3
Associates Degree 7.4
Bachelors Degree 11.6
Masters Degree 2.2
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.4

Employment

Represents about 12,000 people in the United States- 43.4% of which are self-employed

Employment prospects are down Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 1,000 less hand sewers but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 1,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, hand sewers make $12.30 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Hand sewers $8.32 $9.24 $11.30 $13.90 $17.90
Production occupations $8.95 $10.90 $14.70 $20.00 $26.80
National Average $8.65 $10.70 $16.50 $26.60 $41.00

Annual Salaries

On average, hand sewers make $25,590 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Hand sewers $17,300 $19,220 $23,540 $29,050 $37,250
Production occupations $18,620 $22,860 $30,670 $41,740 $55,910
National Average $18,000 $22,380 $34,460 $55,470 $85,280

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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