Dressmaker & Designer Career Information | Penn Foster Career School

Dress Designer Salary and Careers

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Career Information

Penn Foster Career School can help you take the first step on your career path. There are a lot of opportunities for Dressmakers and Designers:

How much does a dressmaker or dress designer make?
The average salary for tailors, dressmakers, and custom sewers is currently $29,170. Salaries could change depending on experience and in which industry one chooses to work. For example, the average salary in a department store is $37,910.¹

Penn Foster's Career Services

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Penn Foster has launched a new career services tool called Career Link. Find valuable resources you can use to your advantage to stand out in the crowd! Career Link is your one-stop-shop for all things career-focused. We know that you want more than just a diploma or degree. As soon as you enroll in your Penn Foster program you will have access to Career Link. Here’s what Career Link offers:

Contact us today to learn more about our career services department.

Penn Foster Career Coaches
925 Oak Street
Scranton, PA 18515
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 1-800-572-1682


Talk with Successful Penn Foster Dressmaking and Design Students and Graduates

Visit the Community’s Dressmaking and Design academic group page to see what dressmaking students, graduates, and faculty are talking about!

¹ Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014, 51-6052 Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers, on the Internet here. Statements found in the United States Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook are not a guarantee of any post-graduation salary, in part because the data used to create the Occupational Outlook Handbook includes workers from differing educational backgrounds, levels of experience, and geographic areas of the country.

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