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Textile Designer Salary

Median pay for Textile Designers in the United States is around $51K per year. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Although a fair number have medical coverage and the greater part have dental coverage, about a fifth claim no health benefits at all. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Women account for the majority of Textile Designers who took the survey — 88 percent to be exact. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
$33,904 - $80,157
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MEDIAN: $50,708
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$12.33 - $33.83
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MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$33,904 - $80,157  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,958  
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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$31,552 - $79,765  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 316
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.33 - $33.83  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $39.75  
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 - $4,958  
   
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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$31,552 - $79,765  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 69
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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 takers who work as Textile Designers usually report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Design, Computer Aided Design, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Illustrator are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people skilled in Adobe Illustrator are similarly competent 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.


Textile Designers with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $42K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $59K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $66K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income no higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Textile Designers that is 22 percent greater than the national average, San Francisco offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Textile Designers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+8 percent) and Los Angeles (+6 percent). Trailing the national average by 19 percent, Greensboro is the market with the smallest paychecks. Below-median salaries also turn up in Philadelphia and Charlotte (11 percent lower and 10 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Textile Designer Salaries




National Average
$51,000


Skills That Affect Textile Designer Salaries

Design
up arrow 3%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 3%

Adobe Photoshop
0%

National Average
$51,000

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 97 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: 42% employee benefits None: 21%