Fashion Designer with Design Skills Salary

Median pay for Fashion Designers with Design skills is around $61K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Some workers in this field — nearly one-fourth — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a strong majority and dental plans are enjoyed by the larger part. The vast majority of Fashion Designers with Design skills (89 percent) who participated in the survey are women. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Fashion Designers with Design skills. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$38,650 - $95,871
(Median)
$39K
$61K
$96K
MEDIAN: $61,312
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90%

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$12.70 - $50.34
(Median)
$13
$20
$50
MEDIAN: $19.00
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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$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$38,650 - $95,871  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,351  
Profit Sharing
$5,139  
Commission
$15,000  
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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$35,781 - $99,978  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 587
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$24$48$72
Hourly Rate
$12.70 - $50.34  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.00  
Overtime
$0.00 - $70.96  
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 - $10,351  
   
Commission
$15,000  
Profit Sharing
$5,139  
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).
)
$35,781 - $99,978  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 110
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Pay by Experience Level for Fashion Designer

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


For many Fashion Designers with Design skills, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $49K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $65K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Fashion Designers with Design skills make a median salary of $75K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $83K on average.

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Experience Affects Fashion Designer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 37%

Experienced
up arrow 23%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$61,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 136 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
40%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
medical benefits
Vision: 41%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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