Salaries for Assistant Fashion Designers in the United States average out at around $40K annually, but Milwaukee employers pay the most, offering approximately $48K on average. Assistant Fashion Designers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Baltimore (+16 percent), Seattle (+8 percent), Miami (+7 percent), and Philadelphia (+7 percent). The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$30,932 - $50,858
$31K
$40K
$51K
MEDIAN: $39,864
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50%
90%

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$10.18 - $20.99
$10
$15
$21
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$30,932 - $50,858  
   
Bonus
$205.11 - $7,891  
Commission
$2,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$28,590 - $50,684  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 286
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.18 - $20.99  
   
Overtime
$16.38 - $33.40  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$205.11 - $7,891  
   
Commission
$2,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$28,590 - $50,684  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 113

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Job Description for Assistant Fashion Designer

Assistant fashion designers are responsible for all aspects of the design and creation of new fashion products, as well as updating previous designs. They typically work under the supervision of a fashion designer and specialize in a particular area of design, such as skirts, sweaters, or (more generally) women’s apparel.

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Assistant Fashion Designer Tasks

  • Draw clothing products, design sketches and patterns with graphic software.
  • Work with factory to produce, assess the quality of, and fit samples.
  • Create specifications for products and fabrics, including dimensions and sketches.
  • Prepare for and attend buy meetings and fittings, and assist with physical tasks and time management.
  • Identify and research current clothing, fabric, color and market trends.

Common Career Paths for Assistant Fashion Designer


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Though it's uncommon, some Assistant Fashion Designers move into roles as Chief Fashion Designers, where pay is an average $92K per year. Typical career progression for an Assistant Fashion Designer involves becoming a Fashion Designer or an Associate Fashion Designer, roles that pay $16K more and $11K more on average.

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Popular Skills for Assistant Fashion Designer


Assistant Fashion Designers report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Product Development, Technical Garment Knowledge, Adobe Illustrator, and Computer Aided Design (CAD) are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Adobe InDesign. Most people familiar with Adobe Illustrator also know Design.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $39,044

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Key Stats for Assistant Fashion Designer

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
7 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 38 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
83%
5-9 years
5%
10-19 years
3%
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Experience Affects Assistant Fashion Designer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 15%



National Average
$39,000

Skills That Affect Assistant Fashion Designer Salaries

Product Development
up arrow 6%



Technical Garment Knowledge
up arrow 2%


up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
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National Average
$39,000


Adobe InDesign
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
83%
5-9 years
5%
10-19 years
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
vision benefits
Vision: 39%
dental benefits
None: 30%
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