Textile Designer Salary

The average Textile Designer in the United States earns approximately $51K per year. Geographic location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Female Textile Designers far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. While roughly a fifth report receiving no health benefits, a fair number do receive medical coverage, and a majority have dental, as well. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$33,931 - $78,047
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$34K
$51K
$78K
MEDIAN: $51,483
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90%

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$12.47 - $40.13
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$12
$21
$40
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$33,931 - $78,047  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,166  
Total Pay (?
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$31,800 - $80,580  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 326
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$12.47 - $40.13  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $60.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,166  
   
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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$31,800 - $80,580  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 73
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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 usually report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Adobe Photoshop, Design, Adobe Illustrator, and Computer Aided Design (CAD) are correlated to pay that is above average. Those educated in Adobe Illustrator tend to be well versed 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 $43K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $60K. For Textile Designers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $65K. 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


Surpassing the national average by 55 percent, Textile Designers in Seattle receive some of the highest pay in the country. Textile Designers will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+17 percent), Milwaukee (+16 percent), Los Angeles (+9 percent), and New York (+7 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Textile Designers is geography, with workers in Greensboro earning a whopping 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

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
$51,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 84 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 20%
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