Textile Designer Salary

Average Textile Designers in the United States make around $52K annually. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. The majority of Textile Designers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, roughly a fifth are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a strong majority and dental insurance is reported by a majority. The vast majority of Textile Designers (90 percent) who participated in the survey are women. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$34,112 - $77,818
(Median)
$34K
$52K
$78K
MEDIAN: $51,569
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$12.52 - $40.00
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$13
$21
$40
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$34,112 - $77,818  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,174  
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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$31,919 - $80,257  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 323
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$12.52 - $40.00  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $60.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,174  
   
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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$31,919 - $80,257  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 74
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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


Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Textile Designers who took the survey. Most notably, skills in Adobe Photoshop, Computer Aided Design, Design, and Adobe Illustrator are correlated to pay that is above average. It is often found that people who know Adobe Illustrator are 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 beginner in this position makes around $43K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $60K. Textile Designers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $65K. Textile Designers who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $61K.

Pay Difference by Location


Seattle is home to an above-average pay rate for Textile Designers, 55 percent higher than the national average. Textile Designers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Milwaukee (+16 percent), San Francisco (+15 percent), Los Angeles (+8 percent), and New York (+7 percent). Greensboro ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 11 percent below the national average.

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Experience Affects Textile Designer Salaries




National Average
$52,000


Skills That Affect Textile Designer Salaries

Adobe Photoshop
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Adobe Illustrator
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Design
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Computer Aided Design (CAD)
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National Average
$52,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 85 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 21%
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