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 per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$38,868 - $62,466

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$10.30 - $26.43

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$38,868 - $62,466  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,500  
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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$35,990 - $62,639  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 222
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$10.30 - $26.43  
   
Overtime
$15.21 - $39.92  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,500  
   
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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$35,990 - $62,639  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 22
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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 may progress into high-paying roles like Senior Fashion Designer, where median compensation is $89K annually.

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Popular Skills for Associate Fashion Designer


Survey results suggest that Associate Fashion Designers use a fairly large toolkit of professional 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 15 percent, respectively. Those listing Fabric/Textiles and Computer Aided Design as skills, on the other hand, should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Most people skilled in Adobe Illustrator are similarly competent in Design.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 7 percent, Associate Fashion Designers in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. Associate Fashion Designers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+3 percent). The lowest-paying market is Los Angeles, which sits 4 percent below the national average.

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Experience Affects Associate Fashion Designer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 19%


National Average
$50,000


Skills That Affect Associate Fashion Designer Salaries

Microsoft Office
up arrow 21%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 15%

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 38 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 13%
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