Fashion Designer with Design Skills Salary

Earnings for Fashion Designers with Design skills come in at around $63K annually on average. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Female Fashion Designers with Design skills far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. While some workers in this profession — close to a fourth — do not have any health coverage, a strong majority do receive medical benefits and more than half have dental insurance. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$36,612 - $97,650
$37K
$63K
$98K
MEDIAN: $63,159
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$12.77 - $49.75
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MEDIAN: $20.30
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$36,612 - $97,650  
   
Bonus
$731 - $10,413  
Profit Sharing
$1,200  
Commission
$10,000  
Total Pay (?
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$34,514 - $101,005  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 479
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$12.77 - $49.75  
   
Hourly Tips
$10.00  
Overtime
$10.07 - $148.99  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$731 - $10,413  
   
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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$34,514 - $101,005  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 87

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Pay by Experience Level for Fashion Designer

Pay by Experience for a Fashion Designer has a positive trend. An entry-level Fashion Designer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 266 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Fashion Designer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $68,000 based on 248 salaries. An experienced Fashion Designer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $79,000 based on 135 salaries. A Fashion Designer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $96,000 based on 32 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $61,858

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

For Fashion Designers with Design skills, working in the bustling city of New York has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Fashion Designers with Design skills can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+13 percent), Minneapolis (+10 percent), San Francisco (+5 percent), and San Diego (+3 percent). Compared to the national average, Miami Fashion Designers with Design skills have considerably lower salaries, 46 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Houston and Portland (19 percent lower and 12 percent lower, respectively).

Key Stats for Fashion Designer

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 104 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
6%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Fashion Designer Salaries

▲56%

▲27%

▲9%

National Average
$62,000

▼21%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 104 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
no benefits
None: 27%