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Associate Fashion Designer Salary

Women account for the majority of Associate Fashion Designers in the United States. The entire group has an average salary of $51K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$38,492 - $62,575
(Median)
$38K
$51K
$63K
MEDIAN: $50,785
10%
50%
90%

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$10.17 - $27.00
(Median)
$10
$17
$27
MEDIAN: $17.00
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50%
90%

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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$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$38,492 - $62,575  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,000  
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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$35,607 - $62,523  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 197
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.17 - $27.00  
   
Overtime
$19.00 - $33.50  
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$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,000  
   
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).
)
$35,607 - $62,523  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 19

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Job Description for Associate Fashion Designer

An associate fashion designer comes up with fashion designs for clothing and accessories. Some positions are full-time or part-time, while others are temporary or freelance. Teamwork is important, as a design team often works together to come up with fashion concepts. It is important to be creative and to have an eye for fashion and innovation. The fashion designer may be given a concept that needs to be developed, or he or she may be expected to come up with fresh concepts.

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Associate Fashion Designer Tasks

  • Keep product development on track and in line with development schedule.
  • Research trends and suggest designs in line with trends and brand.
  • Assist in all areas of design, including sketching and mock ups.
  • Contribute to creating multiple seasonal lines at the same time.

Common Career Paths for Associate Fashion Designer


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Associate Fashion Designers who transition into a Senior Fashion Designer role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $89K per year.

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Popular Skills for Associate Fashion Designer


Survey results show that Associate Fashion Designers use a fair number of skills. Most notably, facility with Microsoft Office and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 21 percent and 12 percent, respectively. Those listing Fabric/Textiles and Computer Aided Design as skills, on the other hand, should be prepared for drastically lower pay. For most people, competency in Adobe Illustrator indicates knowledge of Design.

Pay Difference by Location


Associate Fashion Designers working in New York make a little more than the national average; however, geographic location doesn't seem to influence pay too heavily overall. Trailing the national average by 8 percent, Los Angeles is the market with the smallest paychecks.

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Experience Affects Associate Fashion Designer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 16%


National Average
$50,000


Skills That Affect Associate Fashion Designer Salaries

Microsoft Office
up arrow 21%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 12%

Adobe Photoshop
0%

National Average
$50,000

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 1%

Design
up arrow 1%

Technical Garment Knowledge
up arrow 3%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 8%

Fabric/Textiles
up arrow 24%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 13%
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