How Much Do Garment Pressers Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

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Shirt Pressers press or shape articles by hand or machine.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$26050 per year
Hourly wage
$13 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$19,060 to $21,910 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$9 to $11 per hour

Entry-level Pressers, Textile, Garment and Related Materials with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $19,060 to $21,910 per year or $9 to $11 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Pressers, Textile, Garment and Related Materials to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $16 $32,410
Senior (Top 25%) $14 $29,580
Middle (Mid 50%) $12 $25,580
Junior (Bottom 25%) $11 $21,910
No experience (Bottom 10%) $9 $19,060

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
WA $15 $31,750
NY $15 $31,320
MA $15 $30,860
CA $15 $30,460
MN $14 $29,700
RI $14 $29,010
CT $14 $28,910
ME $14 $28,910
IN $14 $28,670
CO $14 $28,620

Another simple way to increase your salary as a Presser, Textile, Garment and Related Material is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like WA doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at WA might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Garment Pressers are in the states of WA, NY, MA, CA and MN.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills $28510 $13.71
Printing and Related Support Activities $28380 $13.64
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing $27410 $13.18
Rental and Leasing Services $27300 $13.13
Employment Services $26670 $12.82
Traveler Accommodation $26090 $12.55
Drycleaning and Laundry Services $25940 $12.47
Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing $25280 $12.16
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers $25120 $12.08
Apparel Knitting Mills $24020 $11.55
Other Textile Product Mills $23650 $11.37
Clothing Stores $23410 $11.26

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