Fashion Designer Salary with Design skills

A large fraction of take-home pay for Fashion Designers with Design skills comes from commissions — around one in three on average, in fact. The median overall income in this field is approximately $60K. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Although a fair number have medical coverage and more than half have dental coverage, just under a fourth claim no health benefits at all. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Fashion Designers with Design skills — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$39,023 - $93,799

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$12.10 - $48.72

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$39,023 - $93,799  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,186  
Profit Sharing
$4,936 - $9,916  
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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$36,159 - $97,706  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 475
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$12.10 - $48.72  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $35.51  
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$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,186  
   
Profit Sharing
$4,936 - $9,916  
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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$36,159 - $97,706  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 81
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Pay by Experience Level for Fashion Designer with Design skills

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Fashion Designers with Design skills who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $48K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $65K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $72K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $79K.

Pay Difference by Location


Fashion Designers with Design skills will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 19 percent. Fashion Designers with Design skills will also find cushy salaries in Miami (+15 percent) and New York (+11 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in a Fashion Designer's salary, with San Diego Fashion Designers with Design skills earning salaries that are 20 percent less than the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Houston and Dallas (18 percent lower and 17 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Fashion Designer with Design skills Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 31%

Experienced
up arrow 19%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$60,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 109 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
43%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

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