For Fashion Designers with Design skills, yearly average wages total $64K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 88 percent of Fashion Designers with Design skills are female. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and about a fourth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a strong majority and dental coverage is claimed by the larger part. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$38,010 - $96,794
(Median)
$38K
$64K
$97K
MEDIAN: $63,630
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90%

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$12.73 - $50.51
(Median)
$13
$20
$51
MEDIAN: $20
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$38,010 - $96,794  
   
Bonus
$753 - $14,795  
Profit Sharing
$1,200  
Commission
$10,000  
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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$35,067 - $100,446  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 468
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$60$120$180
Hourly Rate
$12.73 - $50.51  
   
Hourly Tips
$6.00  
Overtime
$9.86 - $152.05  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$120K$240K$360K
Bonus
$753 - $14,795  
   
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).
)
$35,067 - $100,446  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | 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.


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Fashion Designers with Design skills. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $49K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $68K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $79K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $100K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Experience Affects Fashion Designer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 60%

Experienced
up arrow 27%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$62,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 22%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 102 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
39%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
medical benefits
Vision: 46%
dental benefits
None: 26%
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