Associate Fashion Designer Salary

Most Associate Fashion Designers in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $51K per year. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just over a half. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$38,696 - $63,521
(Median)
$39K
$51K
$64K
MEDIAN: $50,548
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90%

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$10.85 - $25.64
(Median)
$11
$17
$26
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary 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$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$38,696 - $63,521  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,818  
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
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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$35,810 - $63,549  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 279
National Hourly Rate 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$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$10.85 - $25.64  
   
Overtime
$15.40 - $39.63  
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$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,818  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
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).
)
$35,810 - $63,549  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 27
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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.

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Associate Fashion Designers' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Senior Fashion Designer. The average Senior Fashion Designer brings home $88K per year.

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Popular Skills for Associate Fashion Designer


Associate Fashion Designers report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, facility with Microsoft Office and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 22 percent and 16 percent, respectively. Those listing Fabric/Textiles and Computer Aided Design as skills, on the other hand, should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Those proficient in Adobe Illustrator are, more often than not, also skilled in Design.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $50,213

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Associate Fashion Designers will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 6 percent. Associate Fashion Designers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+2 percent). In Los Angeles, salaries are 2 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market.

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Experience Affects Associate Fashion Designer Salaries



National Average
$50,000


Skills That Affect Associate Fashion Designer Salaries

Microsoft Office
up arrow 22%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 16%

Adobe Photoshop
0%

National Average
$50,000

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 1%

Design
up arrow 1%

Technical Garment Knowledge
up arrow 1%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 6%

Fabric/Textiles
up arrow 24%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 48 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
medical benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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