Associate Fashion Designer Salary

Women make up the vast majority of Associate Fashion Designers in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $50K per year. Residence and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and the larger part earn dental coverage. For the most part, Associate Fashion Designers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$36,759 - $65,689
$37K
$50K
$66K
MEDIAN: $49,993
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50%
90%

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$12.77 - $25.31
$13
$18
$25
MEDIAN: $18.00
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
$36,759 - $65,689  
   
Bonus
$325.00 - $5,000  
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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$34,077 - $64,922  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 149
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.77 - $25.31  
   
Overtime
$19.77 - $38.47  
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
$325.00 - $5,000  
   
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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$34,077 - $64,922  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | 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 may progress into high-paying roles like Senior Fashion Designer, where median compensation is $88K 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 23 percent and 10 percent, respectively. Fabric/Textiles and Technical Garment Knowledge, on the other hand, are typically associated with much lower pay. For most people, competency in Adobe Illustrator indicates knowledge of Design.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $49,623

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

Home to some of the best pay for Associate Fashion Designers, Minneapolis offers exceptional salaries, 20 percent above the national average. Associate Fashion Designers will also find cushy salaries in Columbus (+19 percent), Madison (+14 percent), San Francisco (+11 percent), and Boston (+11 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Associate Fashion Designers in Miami earning a whopping 37 percent below the national average. Employers pay around 30 percent less in Dallas and 25 percent less in Portland, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Key Stats for Associate Fashion Designer

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 29 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
61%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
5%
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Experience Affects Associate Fashion Designer Salaries

▲21%

▲3%

National Average
$50,000

▼2%

Skills That Affect Associate Fashion Designer Salaries

Microsoft Office
▲23%

Microsoft Excel
▲10%



Design
▼0%

National Average
$50,000

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
▼1%

Technical Garment Knowledge
▼4%

Fabric/Textiles
▼23%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
61%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 43%
no benefits
None: 18%