Textile Designer Salary

Textile Designers in the United States can expect wages of $52K per year on average. Geographic location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women account for the majority of Textile Designers who took the survey — 89 percent to be exact. For the most part, Textile Designers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Although a fair number have medical coverage and more than half have dental coverage, one-fifth claim no health benefits at all. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$35,165 - $78,210
(Median)
$35K
$52K
$78K
MEDIAN: $51,995
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$12.27 - $36.25
(Median)
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$20
$36
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$35,165 - $78,210  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,183  
Profit Sharing
$1,400  
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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$32,121 - $79,921  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 346
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$12.27 - $36.25  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $60.40  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,183  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,400  
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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$32,121 - $79,921  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 73
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Job Description for Textile Designer

Textile designers are responsible for creating unique and original designs for clothing and apparel. There are many specialties in the world of textile design, and an individual designer may focus on one or more of them. Some options include dresses, shirts, pants, men's formal apparel, and children's apparel.

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Textile Designer Tasks

  • Translate verbal objectives to artistic designs and prototypes.
  • Adapt and update designs, patterns and colors.
  • Follow up with manufacturers and sales teams to ensure product quality.
  • Create original designs for specified audiences and fabrics.
  • Review textile samples, provide feedback and write reports.

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Popular Skills for Textile Designer


Survey takers who work as Textile Designers typically report just a few professional skills. Most notably, skills in Graphic Design, Design, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Illustrator are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people skilled in Adobe Illustrator are similarly competent in Design and Computer Aided Design (CAD).

Pay by Experience Level for Textile Designer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $44K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $61K. Textile Designers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $66K. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $59K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $51,504

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Seattle offers some of the highest pay in the country for Textile Designers, 55 percent above the national average. Textile Designers will also find cushy salaries in Milwaukee (+16 percent), San Francisco (+12 percent), Charlotte (+12 percent), and Portland (+7 percent). The lowest-paying market is Dallas, which sits 12 percent below the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Greensboro (11 percent lower) and Atlanta (8 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Textile Designer Salaries




National Average
$52,000


Skills That Affect Textile Designer Salaries

Graphic Design
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Adobe Photoshop
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Design
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Adobe Illustrator
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Computer Aided Design (CAD)
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National Average
$52,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 73 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
medical benefits
Vision: 49%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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