Technical Designer, Apparel Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Technical Designer, Apparel is $54,749 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.
Technical Designer, Apparel Total Pay (?
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$35,037 - $82,980
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MEDIAN: $54,749
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Technical Designer, Apparel Total Pay (?
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$12.00 - $40.00
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$35,037 - $82,980  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,065  
Profit Sharing
$3,000 - $5,057  
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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$34,276 - $84,260  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 784
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$12.00 - $40.00  
   
Overtime
$17.07 - $44.90  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,065  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,000 - $5,057  
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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$34,276 - $84,260  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 784
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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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Pay Difference By Location

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Experience Affects Technical Designer, Apparel Salaries

National Average
$54,000

Skills That Affect Technical Designer, Apparel Salaries

Patternmaking
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Technical Garment Knowledge
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Adobe Illustrator
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Technical Specification
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National Average
$54,000
Adobe Photoshop
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
94%
female alumni
 
Male
6%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 16%
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