Textile Designer Salary (United States)

Pay for Textile Designers in the United States is typically around $50,613 annually. Compensation generally starts at $30,860 and does not exceed $79,520 per year. Career length and geography each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits—around one in five lack coverage. On the flip side, most have medical insurance and more than half receive dental plans. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
Textile Designer Salary (?
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$32,168 - $79,876
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MEDIAN: $50,938
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Textile Designer Salary (?
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$11.67 - $31.63
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$32,168 - $79,876  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,007  
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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$30,860 - $79,520  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 302
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.67 - $31.63  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $39.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,007  
   
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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$30,860 - $79,520  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 58
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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 report a focused set of job skills. Design is considered a valuable skill and can increase employee pay by 5 percent. Most people 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.
Beginning workers can expect to earn $41K starting out, which grows to $60K after five to 10 years. Pay amounts to $64K after 10 to 20 years. After 20 years on the job, salaries actually take a dive for Textile Designers, averaging around $64K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 17 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 5 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than 10 percent. In this field, workers tend to have anywhere from one to nine years of experience—of those surveyed, about two-thirds land within this range.

Pay Difference By Location

National Average
$51,000
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San Francisco offers some of the highest pay in the country for Textile Designers, 19 percent above the national average. Textile Designers will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+10 percent) and New York (+8 percent). Greensboro is the lowest-paying area, 19 percent south of the national average.

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Experience Affects Textile Designer Salaries

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$51,000

Skills That Affect Textile Designer Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 102 votes.

Gender

Female
87%
female alumni
 
Male
13%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 21%