Fashion Designer Salary with Design skills

In a profession for which the median take-home is approximately $60K, approximately one in three of overall earnings for Fashion Designers with Design skills arrives through commissions. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Although a strong majority have medical coverage and the greater part have dental coverage, just under a fourth claim no health benefits at all. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$38,926 - $93,445
(Median)
$39K
$61K
$93K
MEDIAN: $60,706
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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
$38,926 - $93,445  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,213  
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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$36,094 - $97,295  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 463
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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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.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,213  
   
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).
)
$36,094 - $97,295  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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.


For many Fashion Designers with Design skills, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $48K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $65K on average — a distinctly larger sum. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $72K in this role. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $78K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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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
$60,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 107 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
29%
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: 40% employee benefits None: 22%
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