The average pay for a Technical Designer, Apparel is $59,262 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. A skill in Microsoft Outlook is associated with high pay for this job.
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MEDIAN: $59,262
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$38,413 - $88,584  
   
Bonus
$502 - $8,090  
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
Commission
$0.00  
Total Pay (?
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$36,389 - $88,385  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 551
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.23 - $30.22  
   
Overtime
$5.97 - $41.45  
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$502 - $8,090  
   
Commission
$0.00  
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
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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$36,389 - $88,385  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 96
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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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National Average: $56,810

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

Technical Designer, Apparel in Van Nuys:
Pros: I enjoy being able to use the knowledge and skills learned in school. Finally, in the apparel industry and working my way up. My favorite part of the job is the "newness." New artwork, new fabrics, new styles.
Cons: The culture in our small office could be a lot better. We have a great group of people on the team, but it doesn't feel like a team. There is a lot of unnecessary bad talk about other team members.

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
$57,000


Skills That Affect Technical Designer, Apparel Salaries

Microsoft Outlook
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Microsoft Excel
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National Average
$57,000

Technical Specification
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Technical Garment Knowledge
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Graphic Design
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 81 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
medical benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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