The average Entry-Level Associate Fashion Designer can expect to rake in roughly $50K per year. The vast majority of Entry-Level Associate Fashion Designers (88 percent) who responded to the survey are women. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and the greater part earn dental coverage. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$34,949 - $61,246
(Median)
$35K
$50K
$61K
MEDIAN: $49,688
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50%
90%

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$12.82 - $23.94
(Median)
$13
$18
$24
MEDIAN: $17.00
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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$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$34,949 - $61,246  
   
Bonus
$203.47 - $4,913  
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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$32,873 - $61,665  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 137
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
$12.82 - $23.94  
   
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
$203.47 - $4,913  
   
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).
)
$32,873 - $61,665  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 20
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $48,849

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Entry-Level Associate Fashion Designers working in New York make a little more than the national average; however, geographic location doesn't seem to influence pay too heavily overall. Trailing the national average by 5 percent, Los Angeles is the market with the smallest paychecks.

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Skills That Affect Associate Fashion Designer Salaries

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 8%

Adobe Photoshop
0%

National Average
$49,000

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 1%

Design
up arrow 1%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
medical benefits
Vision: 45%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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