Associate Fashion Designer Salary

Most Associate Fashion Designers in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $50K per year. Location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$37,402 - $65,781
$37K
$50K
$66K
MEDIAN: $50,092
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50%
90%

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$12.87 - $25.86
$13
$18
$26
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$37,402 - $65,781  
   
Bonus
$391.49 - $4,966  
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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$34,330 - $64,792  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 150
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.87 - $25.86  
   
Overtime
$27.00  
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$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$391.49 - $4,966  
   
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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$34,330 - $64,792  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 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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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


Associate Fashion Designers seem to require a number of specific skills. 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: $49,764

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

Surpassing the national average by 19 percent, Associate Fashion Designers in Minneapolis receive some of the highest pay in the country. Associate Fashion Designers will also find cushy salaries in Columbus (+19 percent), Madison (+14 percent), San Francisco (+11 percent), and Boston (+11 percent). Compared to the national average, Miami Associate Fashion Designers have considerably lower salaries, 37 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Employers pay around 31 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
91 %
Male
9 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 30 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
64%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
5%
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Experience Affects Associate Fashion Designer Salaries

▲21%

▲3%

National Average
$50,000

▼3%

Skills That Affect Associate Fashion Designer Salaries

Microsoft Office
▲23%

Microsoft Excel
▲10%



National Average
$50,000

Design
▼1%

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
1%
1-4 years
64%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 42%
no benefits
None: 18%
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