Costume Designer Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Costume Designer is $39,540 per year.
Costume Designer Total Pay (?
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$19,434 - $73,410
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MEDIAN: $39,540
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Costume Designer Total Pay (?
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$9.84 - $32.55
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National Salary Data

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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$19,434 - $73,410  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,256  
Total Pay (?
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$20,755 - $92,110  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 83
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$9.84 - $32.55  
   
Overtime
$0.14 - $73.97  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,256  
   
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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$20,755 - $92,110  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 83
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Job Description for Costume Designer
  • Coordinate with the director, lighting and sound designers, and other creative personnel such as hair stylists and makeup artists in the design of each costume.
  • May teach classes in costumery, make up artistry, costume history, and millinery.
  • Design costumes for a film or stage production.
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Pay by Experience Level for Costume Designer
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Experience Affects Costume Designer Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%
Entry-Level
up arrow 1%
National Average
$40,000
Experienced
up arrow 8%
Late-Career
up arrow 8%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 28 votes.
Gender
Female
82%
female alumni
 
Male
18%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
23%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 63% dental benefits Dental: 47%
vision benefits Vision: 32% employee benefits None: 38%
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