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. 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 slightly more than half. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$38,543 - $62,522
(Median)
$39K
$51K
$63K
MEDIAN: $50,681
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$10.21 - $29.36
(Median)
$10
$17
$29
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$38,543 - $62,522  
   
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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$35,754 - $62,563  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 189
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$10.21 - $29.36  
   
Overtime
$16.28 - $39.31  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
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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$35,754 - $62,563  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 20

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Job Description for Associate Fashion Designer

  • 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 experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Senior Fashion Designer. The latter position pays an average of $89K annually.

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Popular Skills for Associate Fashion Designer


Survey results suggest that Associate Fashion Designers put a wide range of professional skills to use. 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 13 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


Although location is not a huge compensation factor, Associate Fashion Designers in New York do earn slightly more than the national average. The smallest paychecks in the market, 9 percent south of the national average, can be found in Los Angeles.

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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 22%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 13%

Adobe Photoshop
0%

National Average
$50,000

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 1%

Design
up arrow 1%

Technical Garment Knowledge
up arrow 2%

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
57%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 13%