Fashion Designer Salary

A Fashion Designer earns an average salary of $61,444 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Fabric/Textiles, Product Development, and Illustration.
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$36,394 - $97,762
$36K
$62K
$98K
MEDIAN: $62,466
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$10.22 - $43.12
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$0$99K
Salary $36,394 - $97,762
Bonus $777 - $10,292
Profit Sharing $1,200
Commission $9,759
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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$32,305 - $99,015
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 892
Hourly Data $0$47
Hourly Rate $10.22 - $43.12
Hourly Tips $1.70
Overtime $4.84 - $47.49
Annual Data $0$99K
Bonus $777 - $10,292
Commission $9,759
Profit Sharing $1,200
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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$32,305 - $99,015
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 173

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Job Description for Fashion Designer

A fashion designer creates designs for items like clothing, shoes, and accessories. Prior to creating a prototype, the designer will create a sketch of the clothing. Usually, this clothing concept will then be presented to management, who will approve the clothing so that a prototype can be created. The fashion designer will often be expected to have sewing skills, in order to create the first clothing example. When the design is handed over to a factory or other clothing producer, the designer must oversee the process to make sure that the clothing meets quality standards of the company.

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Fashion Designer Tasks

  • Draw patterns and specifications for articles of clothing, determining factors such as design, colors, materials, and methods of production.
  • Promote designs by displaying samples of clothing at sales meetings and fashion shows.
  • Follow fashion trends by researching customer preferences, attending fashion shows, and reading fashion publications.
  • Develop design ideas based on targeted demographic and preferences of management or clients.
  • Supervise assistants creating patterns and producing samples of articles of clothing.

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Pay by Experience Level for Fashion Designer

Pay by Experience for a Fashion Designer has a positive trend. An entry-level Fashion Designer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 475 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Fashion Designer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 414 salaries. An experienced Fashion Designer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $75,000 based on 246 salaries. A Fashion Designer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $85,000 based on 67 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $60,508

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Fashion Designer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Fashion Designer?

Fashion Designer in Baltimore:
"Accessories Designer."
Pros: I love the freedom I have as a designer and love the opportunities I have been given at Under Armour. I started as a graphic designer in 2011 at Under Armour, and since then have moved into a position as an Accessories Designer for the Women's team.
Cons: I currently am managing a ton of work and don't seem to be getting any help anytime soon. I also feel that I am not compensated for all of the hard work I do, also considering all of my organization skills and expertise.

Fashion Designer in Nashua:
"GHood."
Pros: Everyrthing.
Cons: Stress is horrible if you know what I mean!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1.

Fashion Designer in Los Angeles:
"Not so glamorous."
Pros: The people, the environment, and the creativity, flexibility.
Cons: The lack of organization, stress levels.

Fashion Designer in Los Angeles:
"Very fast paced industry."
Pros: I love being able to do what I love and create.
Cons: Stressful.

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Key Stats for Fashion Designer

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 159 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Fashion Designer Salaries

▲40%

▲24%

▲11%

National Average
$61,000

▼20%

Skills That Affect Fashion Designer Salaries

Fabric/Textiles
▲24%


Illustration
▲10%




▲2%


National Average
$61,000



▼5%


Microsoft Outlook
▼16%

Merchandising
▼16%

Microsoft Office
▼29%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 159 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
no benefits
None: 26%
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