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Assistant Fashion Designer Salary

Salaries for Assistant Fashion Designers in the United States average out at around $39K per year, but Milwaukee employers pay the most, offering approximately $48K on average. Assistant Fashion Designers will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+21 percent), Boston (+9 percent), New York (+5 percent), and Philadelphia (+4 percent). The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$29,093 - $50,822
(Median)
$29K
$39K
$51K
MEDIAN: $38,514
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90%

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$10.00 - $20.90
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$15
$21
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$29,093 - $50,822  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,477  
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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$25,785 - $51,076  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 545
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.00 - $20.90  
   
Overtime
$15.00 - $30.83  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,477  
   
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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$25,785 - $51,076  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 193

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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

  • 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.
  • Create specifications for products and fabrics, including dimensions and sketches.
  • Draw clothing products, design sketches and patterns with graphic software.
  • Work with factory to produce, assess the quality of, and fit samples.

Common Career Paths for Assistant Fashion Designer


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Assistant Fashion Designers do not often transition into Senior Fashion Designer roles. The role averages $89K per year. When Assistant Fashion Designers are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Fashion Designers or Apparel Technical Designers. Those roles pay an additional $16K and $15K, respectively.

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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 Patternmaking, Microsoft Excel, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Illustrator are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 7 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Adobe InDesign. Most people familiar with Adobe Illustrator also know Design.

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Experience Affects Assistant Fashion Designer Salaries


Experienced
up arrow 8%

National Average
$37,000


Skills That Affect Assistant Fashion Designer Salaries

Patternmaking
up arrow 7%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 5%

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 4%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 4%

Design
up arrow 3%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 2%

National Average
$37,000

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 138 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
80%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
2%
20 years or more
0%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 66% dental benefits Dental: 51%
vision benefits Vision: 35% employee benefits None: 33%
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