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 $50K per year. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than two-fifths. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Associate Fashion Designers — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$37,573 - $65,245
$38K
$50K
$65K
MEDIAN: $50,248
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50%
90%

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$12.87 - $24.56
$13
$18
$25
MEDIAN: $17.92
10%
50%
90%

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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
$37,573 - $65,245  
   
Bonus
$387.83 - $4,983  
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
Commission
$10,000  
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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$34,576 - $64,536  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 170
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$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.87 - $24.56  
   
Overtime
$20.09 - $37.81  
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$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$387.83 - $4,983  
   
Commission
$10,000  
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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$34,576 - $64,536  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 21

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Associate Fashion Designer


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As Associate Fashion Designers transition into upper-level roles such as Senior Fashion Designer, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Senior Fashion Designers earn $89K on average per year.

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Popular Skills for Associate Fashion Designer


Associate Fashion Designers generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, facility with Microsoft Office and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 23 percent and 10 percent, respectively. Those listing Fabric/Textiles and Technical Garment Knowledge as skills, on the other hand, should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Most people experienced in Adobe Illustrator also know Design.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $49,739

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

For Associate Fashion Designers, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 12 percent above the national average. Associate Fashion Designers will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+6 percent) and New York (+3 percent). Associate Fashion Designers in Portland make 25 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay.

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Key Stats for Associate Fashion Designer

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 30 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
5%
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Experience Affects Associate Fashion Designer Salaries

▲20%

▲3%

National Average
$50,000

▼2%

Skills That Affect Associate Fashion Designer Salaries

Microsoft Office
▲23%

Microsoft Excel
▲10%

Adobe Illustrator
▼0%

Design
▼0%

Adobe Photoshop
▼0%

National Average
$50,000

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
▼2%

Technical Garment Knowledge
▼5%

Fabric/Textiles
▼24%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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