Fashion Designers with Design skills can expect wages of $63K per year on average. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Although approximately one-fourth lack health benefits of any kind, a fair number do enjoy medical insurance, and the greater part get dental coverage, too. The vast majority of Fashion Designers with Design skills (88 percent) who responded to the survey are women. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$36,794 - $97,084
$37K
$63K
$97K
MEDIAN: $63,151
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$12.80 - $49.66
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$36,794 - $97,084  
   
Bonus
$740 - $10,375  
Profit Sharing
$1,200  
Commission
$10,000  
Total Pay (?
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$34,770 - $100,014  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 487
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$12.80 - $49.66  
   
Hourly Tips
$6.00  
Overtime
$10.00 - $150.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$740 - $10,375  
   
Commission
$10,000  
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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$34,770 - $100,014  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 88

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Pay by Experience Level for Fashion Designer

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 $49K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $68K. On average, Fashion Designers with Design skills make $79K following one to two decades on the job. Fashion Designers with Design skills who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $100K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $61,793

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For those looking to make money, Fashion Designers with Design skills in New York enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 14 percent above the national average. Fashion Designers with Design skills will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+13 percent), Minneapolis (+10 percent), San Francisco (+6 percent), and San Diego (+3 percent). Fashion Designers with Design skills in Miami report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 46 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Houston (19 percent lower) and Portland (12 percent lower).

Key Stats for Fashion Designer

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 103 votes.
038
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
39%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Fashion Designer Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$62,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 103 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
dental benefits
None: 27%
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