Most Textile Designers in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $50K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$37,613 - $77,467
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$38K
$50K
$77K
MEDIAN: $50,405
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$12.21 - $48.61
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$12
$21
$49
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$37,613 - $77,467  
   
Bonus
$977 - $7,272  
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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$35,490 - $82,384  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 250
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$12.21 - $48.61  
   
Overtime
$15.16 - $59.18  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$977 - $7,272  
   
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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$35,490 - $82,384  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 49
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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


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Graphic Design, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, 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. Those proficient in Adobe Illustrator are, more often than not, also skilled 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.


The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $45K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $63K. Textile Designers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $66K. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $63K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $50,366

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

Home to some of the best pay for Textile Designers, Milwaukee offers exceptional salaries, 19 percent above the national average. Textile Designers will also find cushy salaries in Portland (+11 percent) and Philadelphia (+9 percent). With compensation 11 percent below the national average, Charlotte is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Greensboro (9 percent lower) and Dallas (7 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Textile Designer Salaries




National Average
$50,000


Skills That Affect Textile Designer Salaries

Graphic Design
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Adobe Illustrator
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Adobe Photoshop
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National Average
$50,000

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 3%

Design
up arrow 4%

Fabric/Textiles
up arrow 5%

Nedgraphics
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 55 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
medical benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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