Textile Designer Salary

Textile Designers in the United States take home an average $52K per year. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Women make up the vast majority of Textile Designers (89 percent) who answered the questionnaire. About a fifth of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a fair number report medical coverage and more than half claim dental coverage as well. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$35,165 - $78,210
(Median)
$35K
$52K
$78K
MEDIAN: $51,995
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90%

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$12.27 - $36.25
(Median)
$12
$20
$36
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$35,165 - $78,210  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,183  
Profit Sharing
$1,400  
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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$32,121 - $79,921  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 346
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$12.27 - $36.25  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $60.40  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,183  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,400  
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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$32,121 - $79,921  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 73
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Job Description for Textile Designer

Textile designers are responsible for creating unique and original designs for clothing and apparel. There are many specialties in the world of textile design, and an individual designer may focus on one or more of them. Some options include dresses, shirts, pants, men's formal apparel, and children's apparel.

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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 suggest that Textile Designers use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Graphic Design, Design, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Illustrator are correlated to pay that is above average. Those familiar with Adobe Illustrator also tend to 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.


Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $44K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $61K. Textile Designers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $66K. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $59K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $51,504

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Textile Designers, busy Seattle offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 55 percent above the national average. Textile Designers will also find cushy salaries in Milwaukee (+16 percent), San Francisco (+12 percent), Charlotte (+12 percent), and Portland (+7 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 12 percent south of the national average, can be found in Dallas. Employers in Greensboro and Atlanta also lean toward paying below-median salaries (11 percent lower and 8 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Textile Designer Salaries




National Average
$52,000


Skills That Affect Textile Designer Salaries

Graphic Design
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Adobe Photoshop
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Design
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Adobe Illustrator
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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 73 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
medical benefits
Vision: 49%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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