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Textile Designer Salary

Textile Designers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $51K annually. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction for Textile Designers is high. Health benefits are not claimed by all — one in five lack any form of coverage — but a strong majority have medical insurance, and the larger part have dental, too. The vast majority of Textile Designers (88 percent) who responded to the survey are women. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$34,419 - $78,537
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$34K
$51K
$79K
MEDIAN: $51,206
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$12.36 - $36.75
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$20
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MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$34,419 - $78,537  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,787  
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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$32,114 - $80,112  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 320
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.36 - $36.75  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $37.50  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,787  
   
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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$32,114 - $80,112  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 70

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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


Survey results show that Textile Designers typically report just a few professional skills. Most notably, skills in Design, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and Computer Aided Design (CAD) are correlated to pay that is above average. For most people, competency in Adobe Illustrator indicates knowledge of 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.


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $43K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $60K. Textile Designers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $64K. 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


Home to some of the best pay for Textile Designers, Milwaukee offers exceptional salaries, 16 percent above the national average. Textile Designers will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+15 percent) and Los Angeles (+10 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Greensboro, 20 percent below the national average.

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Experience Affects Textile Designer Salaries




National Average
$51,000


Skills That Affect Textile Designer Salaries

Design
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Adobe Photoshop
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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 93 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
17%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 20%