Technical Designer, Apparel Salary

The average pay for a Technical Designer, Apparel is $56,821 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on salary for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
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$36,364 - $85,109
(Median)
$36K
$57K
$85K
MEDIAN: $56,820
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$12.76 - $38.78
(Median)
$13
$20
$39
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$36,364 - $85,109  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,210  
Profit Sharing
$3,000 - $5,000  
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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$35,650 - $86,019  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 730
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$12.76 - $38.78  
   
Overtime
$8.12 - $43.94  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,210  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,000 - $5,000  
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).
)
$35,650 - $86,019  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 99
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Job Description for Technical Designer, Apparel

A technical apparel designer strives to create clothing that satisfies customers and furthers the mission of their brand. When designing an article of clothing or an outfit, the technical apparel designer must keep several concepts and goals in mind. First, the designer needs to ensure that produced clothing maintains a consistent fit. Second, the technical apparel designer must ensure that the construction of the articles and garments is of a high quality. Third, grade rules and tolerances for the clothing must be observed.

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Technical Designer, Apparel Tasks

  • Assist and consult with factory pattern makers to develop new blocks.
  • Maintain documentation of all relevant data for production.
  • Develop and manage the technical specification packages for apparel prototypes.
  • Evaluate garment for quality, lead fit sessions, and make recommendations for pattern improvements.

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What is it like working as a Technical Designer, Apparel?

Technical Designer, Apparel in Minneapolis:
"Whack a mole."
Pros: Working for a small company has been rewarding in that it has provided me with an extensive amount of experience in my field. I have a developed a vast skill set to build an impressive resume with just 4 years experience with one company.
Cons: The job is very demanding and stressful. I fill MANY different roles due to company size. Disorganization takes a toll. I constantly have multiple urgent priorities and am rarely able to give proper attention to any. As a competent and reliable worker I am often asked to take on tasks that should not be expected of me, but due to blurry job descriptions they somehow make their way onto my plate. I feel pulled in a million directions all day every day. I spend most of my time spinning trying to deal with whatever emergency is coming through the door at any give time and not focusing on what I am expected to be accomplishing.

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Experience Affects Technical Designer, Apparel Salaries




National Average
$56,000


Skills That Affect Technical Designer, Apparel Salaries

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 7%

Patternmaking
up arrow 4%

Technical Specification
up arrow 1%

Technical Garment Knowledge
0%

National Average
$56,000

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 1%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 151 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 17%
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