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The salary of a seamstress in Germany: average salary of seamstresses, tailors, shoemakers, leather workers in the country

Find out how much seamstresses earn in Germany: the average salary level for seamstresses, tailors, shoemakers, leather workers. The data is based on research by the Federal Statistical Office of Germany.

§ Average gross salary of seamstresses in Germany

In the following table 1, information on average and median salaries is presented, according to the Federal Statistical Office data for the year 2022. Salaries are listed by profession groups that may correspond to or be related to the professions of seamstresses, tailors, shoemakers, leather workers in other countries. Gross salaries are indicated, before the deduction of taxes and contributions from the salary per month, excluding special payments (Sonderzahlungen), for full-time employment in Germany.

Table 1: Average gross salary in Germany by profession

Group of professions Average, in EUR Median, in EUR Average, in USD *
Professional groups:
Textil- und Lederberufe
Textile and Leather Professions**
2'745.00 2'498.00 2'920.13
Textiltechnik und -produktion
Textile Technology and Production
2'834.00 2'603.00 3'014.81
Textile Processing
2'678.00 2'380.00 2'848.86
Leder-, Pelzherstellung und -verarbeitung
Leather, Fur Manufacturing, and Processing
2'734.00 2'476.00 2'908.43
Professional categories:
Modedesign - Fachkraft
4'409.00 4'323.00 4'690.29
Modedesign - Spezialist
3'847.00 3'366.00 4'092.44
Modedesign - Experte
4'188.00 3'600.00 4'455.19
Bekleidungsherstellung - Helfer
2'166.00 2'088.00 2'304.19
Bekleidungsherstellung - Fachkraft
2'298.00 2'171.00 2'444.61
Bekleidungsherstellung - Spezialist
4'452.00 3'996.00 4'736.04
Technische Konfektionäre, Segelmacher - Fachkraft
2'450.00 2'326.00 2'606.31
Polsterei, Fahrzeuginnenausstattung - Fachkraft
2'662.00 2'500.00 2'831.84
Aufsicht - Textilverarbeitung
3'119.00 2'899.00 3'317.99
Leder-, Pelzherstellung, -verarb. (oS) - Helfer
2'452.00 2'459.00 2'608.44
Lederherstellung - Fachkraft
3'238.00 2'985.00 3'444.58
Lederherstellung - Spezialist
6'578.00 6'109.00 6'997.68
Sattlerei, Herst. von Lederutensilien - Fachkraft
2'588.00 2'400.00 2'753.11
Schuhherstellung - Fachkraft
2'528.00 2'400.00 2'689.29
Schuhherstellung - Spezialist
4'751.00 4'047.00 5'054.11
Aufsicht - Leder-, Pelzherstellung, -verarbeitung
4'147.00 3'963.00 4'411.58

In Germany, the term "Helfer" (assistant) efers to a worker performing simple tasks that do not require extensive professional training. "Fachkraft" (skilled worker) is a worker who has received professional education and performs skilled work. "Spezialist" (specialist) is a worker with technical or college education and a high level of expertise. "Experte" (expert) is a worker with higher education, experience, and performs complex skilled work.

Detailed information about the average salary in Germany and the average salaries for the countries of Europe and the European Union, can be found on an individual page of our website.

§ Salary information from job offers

The data in the table 2 is taken from the section "Jobs and job offers" posted by visitors on our online newspaper. Here you will find the latest job offers for seamstresses suitable for foreigners and migrants residing in Germany or labor migrants planning to move here.

Table 2: Salary information from job offers of seamstresses, tailors, shoemakers, leather workers

Date Profession Salary information
november 2020
(job offer on Russian)
Швея (Dorfstrasse 16 23992 Teplitz Deutschland)
Work time: по договорённости
june 2019
(job offer on Russian)
Швея-закройщик (Baden-Württemberg)
Work time: -
november 2017
(job offer on Russian)
Швея (Модный бренд женской одежды)
Work time: 40/30 часов в неделю
по договорeнности
march 2016
(job offer on Russian)
Швея (Ремонт одежды Райндл в Швандорф)
Work time: По договоренности
8,5 евро в час
may 2014
(job offer on Russian)
Продавщица, швея, швея-закройщица (Lübeck, Deutschland. Rotensia Braut- und Abendmode.)
Work time: по договоренности
по договоренности
june 2013
(job offer on Russian)
Портниха (Берлин) договорная


  • The EUR exchange rate in the tables is taken as of 01 march 2022 and amounts to 1.06 USD or 0.85 GBP at the European Central Bank exchange rate. The EUR, USD and GBR exchange rates in Germany
  • The translation of the group of professions and professions has been done from German using an electronic translator.

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