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Textile Designer Salary

Textile Designers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $51K per year. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The vast majority of Textile Designers (88 percent) who responded to the survey are women. Most Textile Designers report high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not claimed by all — about one in five lack any form of coverage — but a fair number have medical insurance, and more than half have dental, too. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$34,332 - $76,891
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$34K
$51K
$77K
MEDIAN: $51,088
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$12.40 - $40.41
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MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$34,332 - $76,891  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,128  
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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$32,054 - $79,259  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 325
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$12.40 - $40.41  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $60.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,128  
   
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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$32,054 - $79,259  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 71

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Job Description for Textile Designer

A textile designer is someone who designs patterns for knitted or woven textiles and fabrics. Textile designers will create decorative designs for a variety of products, including clothing, towels, furniture, carpeting, paper-based products, and accessories. Textile designers will have to learn to work with a variety of different materials and fabrics used in textile design.

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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


Textile Designers who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Most notably, skills in Adobe Photoshop, Design, Computer Aided Design, and Adobe Illustrator are correlated to pay that is above average. The majority of those who know Adobe Illustrator also know 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 $43K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $60K. Textile Designers see a median salary of $65K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $58K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


For Textile Designers, working in the bustling city of San Francisco has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Textile Designers will also find cushy salaries in Milwaukee (+16 percent) and Los Angeles (+12 percent). Compared to the national average, Greensboro Textile Designers have considerably lower salaries, 20 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession.

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Experience Affects Textile Designer Salaries




National Average
$51,000


Skills That Affect Textile Designer Salaries

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
$51,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 92 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 21%
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