Fashion Designer Salary with Design skills

Commissions constitute a big slice (nearly one in three on average) of overall compensation for Fashion Designers with Design skills, and the median take-home for this group lies near $61K. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. While nearly one-fifth report receiving no health benefits, a strong majority do receive medical coverage, and a majority have dental, as well. Most Fashion Designers with Design skills are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$38,983 - $93,574
(Median)
$39K
$61K
$94K
MEDIAN: $60,705
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50%
90%

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$12.47 - $46.08
(Median)
$12
$20
$46
MEDIAN: $19.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$38,983 - $93,574  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,199  
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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$36,208 - $97,263  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 470
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$12.47 - $46.08  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $35.51  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,199  
   
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).
)
$36,208 - $97,263  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 79
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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.


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Fashion Designers with Design skills. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $48K 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 $72K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $78K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Experience Affects Fashion Designer with Design skills Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 29%

Experienced
up arrow 19%

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 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: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 21%
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