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Sewing Machine Operator - Federal Salaries of 2021

Pay Rates for "Sewing Machine Operator"

How much does a Sewing Machine Operator in the federal government get paid? $42,016.10* *Based on the 2021 average.

Sewing Machine Operator was the 401st most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2021, with 62 employed. The most common payscale was the nonsupervisory pay schedules - federal wage system payscale.

In 2021, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Sewing Machine Operating, with an average salary of $42,016.

Government Sewing Machine Operating jobs are classified under the Federal Wage Schedule, Wage Grade (FWS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Sewing Machine Operating job is FWS-3, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is FWS-6. Remember that the starting and maximum yearly pay listed above reflect base pay only - your actual salary will be higher based on the Locality Pay Adjustment for the area in which you work.

Job Description

This standard covers nonsupervisory work which involves operating power sewing machines to sew, alter, or repair wearing apparel, linens, blankets, and other fabric articles. This includes operation of automatic sewing machines when the operator must know how to thread the machine, wind bobbins, adjust tension, and oil parts.

Agencies that have hired a Sewing Machine Operator

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Veterans Health Administration 62 $42,016.10

Sewing Machine Operator Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Sewing Machine Operator is $42,016.10. The highest paid Sewing Machine Operator made $52,425 in 2021.

Common Sewing Machine Operator Payscales

Payscale Number of Sewing Machine Operating Employees
WG - Nonsupervisory Pay Schedules - Federal Wage System 62

Starting Paygrade: $8.31 to $19.82 / hour at paygrade FWS-3
Maximum Paygrade: $9.70 to $24.53 / hour at paygrade FWS-6

Other Jobs at the FWS-3 Paygrade

FWS-3 is the starting paygrade for Sewing Machine Operating jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the FWS-3 paygrade.

Occupation Starting Paygrade Maximum Paygrade
Mobile Equipment ServicingFWS-1FWS-6
Cemetery CaretakingFWS-2FWS-6
Insects Production WorkingFWS-3FWS-5

Average Sewing Machine Operating Pay Trend from 2004 to 2021

In 2004, the average pay for a Sewing Machine Operator was $31,738. Since then, the average pay has increased to $42,016 in 2021.

Data Sources

The information provided on these pages is sourced from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Enterprise Human Resources Integration (EHRI) dataset. Postal Service data is managed exclusively by the USPS . All information is displayed unmodified and as provided by the source agency.

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The series code of this occupation is 3111.

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