Fashion Designer Salary

A Fashion Designer earns an average salary of $59,518 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. A skill in Technical Specification is associated with high pay for this job.
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$37,083 - $96,555

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$10.62 - $45.57

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$37,083 - $96,555  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,100  
Profit Sharing
$1,750 - $7,500  
Commission
$0.00 - $19,653  
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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$34,809 - $99,252  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 906
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$10.62 - $45.57  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $42.57  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,100  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $19,653  
Profit Sharing
$1,750 - $7,500  
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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$34,809 - $99,252  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 146
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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

  • Develop design ideas based on targeted demographic and preferences of management or clients.
  • Supervise assistants creating patterns and producing samples of articles of clothing.
  • Follow fashion trends by researching customer preferences, attending fashion shows, and reading fashion publications.
  • 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.

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Experience Affects Fashion Designer Salaries




National Average
$59,000


Skills That Affect Fashion Designer Salaries

Technical Specification
up arrow 19%

Product Development
up arrow 8%

Design
up arrow 2%

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 2%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 1%

National Average
$59,000

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 2%

Illustration
up arrow 6%

Merchandising
up arrow 9%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 14%


Microsoft Excel
up arrow 17%

Sewing
up arrow 31%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 190 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
39%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 22%
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