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Fashion Designer Salary with Design skills

In a profession for which the median take-home is approximately $61K, close to one-third of overall earnings for Fashion Designers with Design skills arrives through commissions. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. While approximately one in five report receiving no health benefits, a strong majority do receive medical coverage, and the larger part 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. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
$38,943 - $93,466
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MEDIAN: $60,427
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$12.69 - $55.00
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$38,943 - $93,466  
   
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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$36,365 - $98,621  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 365
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$12.69 - $55.00  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $35.66  
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).
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$36,365 - $98,621  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 59
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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.


Fashion Designers with Design skills with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $48K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $65K. Fashion Designers with Design skills claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $73K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $79K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


Fashion Designers with Design skills will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 19 percent. Fashion Designers with Design skills will also find cushy salaries in Miami (+14 percent) and New York (+12 percent). Fashion Designers with Design skills in Dallas take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 25 percent less than the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include San Diego (20 percent lower) and Los Angeles (5 percent lower).

Experience Affects Fashion Designer with Design skills Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
up arrow 20%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$61,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 90 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
41%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 21%