Textile Designer Salary

Textile Designers in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $50K annually for pay. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Though the majority of Textile Designers do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, nearly one in five are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a strong majority and dental insurance is reported by the larger part. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$38,179 - $77,843
$38K
$50K
$78K
MEDIAN: $50,464
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50%
90%

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$12.04 - $49.38
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$49
MEDIAN: $20.83
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$38,179 - $77,843  
   
Bonus
$493.16 - $6,183  
Profit Sharing
$1,800  
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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$35,491 - $83,237  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 247
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$12.04 - $49.38  
   
Overtime
$15.37 - $49.88  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$493.16 - $6,183  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,800  
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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$35,491 - $83,237  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 55

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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

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

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Popular Skills for Textile Designer


Survey results show that Textile Designers use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Graphic Design, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and Computer Aided Design (CAD) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Nedgraphics, Fabric/Textiles, and Design. 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.


Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $45K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $65K. Textile Designers see a median salary of $66K after reaching one to two decades on the job. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $63K by contrast.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $50,044

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

Surpassing the national average by 20 percent, Textile Designers in Milwaukee receive some of the highest pay in the country. Textile Designers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Charlotte (+13 percent), Portland (+12 percent), Philadelphia (+10 percent), and New York (+5 percent). Trailing the national average by 10 percent, Seattle is the market with the smallest paychecks. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Greensboro (8 percent lower) and Dallas (5 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Textile Designer

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 53 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Textile Designer Salaries

▲32%

▲30%

▲25%

National Average
$50,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Textile Designer Salaries

Graphic Design
▲6%

National Average
$50,000




▼4%

Fabric/Textiles
▼4%

Nedgraphics
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 53 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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