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Associate Fashion Designer Salary (United States)

The larger portion of Associate Fashion Designers in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $50K per year. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Associate Fashion Designers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Associate Fashion Designer Salary (?
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$38,249 - $62,728
(Median)
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50K
58K
MEDIAN: $50,222
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Associate Fashion Designer Salary (?
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$10.07 - $29.80
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$38,249 - $62,728  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,894  
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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$35,427 - $62,878  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 172
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$10.07 - $29.80  
   
Overtime
$15.72 - $40.69  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,894  
   
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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$35,427 - $62,878  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 16
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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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At the upper end, Associate Fashion Designers who move into a Senior Fashion Designer role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Senior Fashion Designers is $90K 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 25 percent and 18 percent, respectively. Fabric/Textiles and Computer Aided Design as skills, however, tend to be associated with significantly smaller paychecks. Those proficient in Adobe Illustrator are, more often than not, also skilled in Design.

Pay Difference By Location

National Average
$50,000
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Associate Fashion Designers working in New York make slightly more than the national average, but overall, geography does not significantly influence pay in this role. With compensation 9 percent below the national average, Los Angeles is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market.

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Experience Affects Associate Fashion Designer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 23%
National Average
$50,000

Skills That Affect Associate Fashion Designer Salaries

Microsoft Office
up arrow 25%
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 18%
Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 1%
Adobe Illustrator
0%
National Average
$50,000
Design
up arrow 1%
Technical Garment Knowledge
up arrow 2%
Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 7%
Fabric/Textiles
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
96%
female alumni
 
Male
4%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 13%