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Textile Designer Salary (United States)

For Textile Designers, annual wages usually total $51K per year. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Although a fair portion have medical coverage and more than half have dental coverage, close to a fifth claim no health benefits at all. The vast majority (87 percent) of Textile Designers are female. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Textile Designer Salary (?
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$32,168 - $79,876
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MEDIAN: $50,938
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Textile Designer Salary (?
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$11.67 - $31.63
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$32,168 - $79,876  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,007  
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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$30,860 - $79,520  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 302
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.67 - $31.63  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $39.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,007  
   
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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$30,860 - $79,520  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 58
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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, Computer Aided Design , Adobe Photoshop, 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.
Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $41K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $60K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $64K. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $64K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals. Age distribution in this workforce is concentrated between one and nine years of experience; a majority of respondents fall in this range. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up roughly a sixth of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than 10 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than one in ten.

Pay Difference By Location

National Average
$51,000
Greensboro
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For Textile Designers, working in the bustling city of San Francisco has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Textile Designers will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+10 percent) and New York (+8 percent). The lowest-paying market is Greensboro, which sits 19 percent below the national average.

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Experience Affects Textile Designer Salaries

National Average
$51,000

Skills That Affect Textile Designer Salaries

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Computer Aided Design (CAD)
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National Average
$51,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 102 votes.

Gender

Female
87%
female alumni
 
Male
13%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 21%