Assistant Fashion Designer Salary

Assistant Fashion Designers in the United States earn an average of $39K per year; salaries are particularly strong in Milwaukee, where workers earn around $48K. Assistant Fashion Designers will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+19 percent), Boston (+8 percent), Philadelphia (+5 percent), and New York (+4 percent). The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$29,397 - $50,962
(Median)
$29K
$39K
$51K
MEDIAN: $38,870
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50%
90%

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$9.97 - $21.01
(Median)
$10
$15
$21
MEDIAN: $15.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$29,397 - $50,962  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,122  
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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$26,038 - $51,120  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 542
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.97 - $21.01  
   
Overtime
$15.10 - $30.98  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,122  
   
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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$26,038 - $51,120  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 189
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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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Though it's uncommon, some Assistant Fashion Designers move into roles as Chief Fashion Designers, where pay is an average $90K per year. Assistant Fashion Designers most often move into positions as Fashion Designers or Apparel Technical Designers; those groups report median salaries that are $16K higher and $14K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Assistant Fashion Designer


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Product Development, Patternmaking, Microsoft Excel, and Adobe Photoshop are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 16 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Adobe InDesign. Most people who know Adobe Illustrator also know Design.

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Experience Affects Assistant Fashion Designer Salaries


Experienced
up arrow 6%


National Average
$38,000

Skills That Affect Assistant Fashion Designer Salaries

Product Development
up arrow 16%

Patternmaking
up arrow 6%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 3%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 3%

Design
up arrow 2%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 1%

National Average
$38,000

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 120 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
81%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
2%
20 years or more
0%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 67% dental benefits Dental: 51%
vision benefits Vision: 36% employee benefits None: 31%
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