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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 annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to over one-half. Most Associate Fashion Designers report high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$38,276 - $62,522
(Median)
$38K
$51K
$63K
MEDIAN: $50,715
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90%

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$10.17 - $27.00
(Median)
$10
$17
$27
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$38,276 - $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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$35,453 - $62,474  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 199
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.17 - $27.00  
   
Overtime
$19.00 - $33.50  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
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).
)
$35,453 - $62,474  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | 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.

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Popular Skills for Associate Fashion Designer


Survey results suggest that Associate Fashion Designers use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Microsoft Office and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 21 percent and 13 percent, respectively. Fabric/Textiles and Computer Aided Design, on the other hand, are typically associated with much lower pay. Most people who know Adobe Illustrator also know Design.

Pay Difference by Location


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. In Los Angeles, salaries are 7 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market.

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Experience Affects Associate Fashion Designer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 16%


National Average
$50,000


Skills That Affect Associate Fashion Designer Salaries

Microsoft Office
up arrow 21%

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 3%

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
5%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 13%
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