Fashion Institute of Technology - New York, NY Alumni Average Salary

Nestled away in New York, N.Y., the Fashion Institute of Technology, a school, has a student population of roughly 10,000. A considerably greater proportion of women make up the student population with a female-to-male ratio of 6-to-1. From alumni reporting, however, it appears that men make more than their female counterparts after graduating. This summary is derived from information given by Fashion Institute of Technology grads who completed the PayScale salary survey.

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Fashion Institute of Technology - New York, NY Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$24K$48K$72K
Assistant Fashion Designer
10 salaries
$38,000  
   
Technical Designer, Apparel
10 salaries
$71,469  
Retail Store Manager
7 salaries
$52,000  
Product Development Manager
7 salaries
$69,303  
Associate Fashion Designer
7 salaries
$54,766  
Office Manager
7 salaries
$52,903  
Fashion Designer
6 salaries
$57,500  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 30 Aug 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 229
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About This School

227 W 27th St
New York, NY 10001-5992

Fashion Institute of Technology, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York

www.fitnyc.edu/admissions

9,566

State School

70 %

75 %

33 %


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Industry

Graduates of the Fashion Institute of Technology go into the fashion design industry, the retail industry, and the apparel manufacturing industry, not to mention a variety of other lines of work. The textile, apparel, and accessories, wholesale industry registers as the most common industry among alumni. Less than five percent of Fashion Institute of Technology grads move into the retail corporate office industry — it is the road least traveled for this demographic. Those with an education from the Fashion Institute of Technology earn an average of $52K.

Gender

The number of female graduates who responded to the survey outweighs the number of men; the female-to-male ratio is more than 3 to 1.

Jobs

Among Fashion Institute of Technology alumni, those working as Product Development Managers report the highest median pay of approximately $72K, followed by Apparel Technical Designers (around $70K), and Fashion Designers ($61K). Assistant Fashion Designers wrap up the bottom of the pay scale, earning $38K.

Locations

Many Fashion Institute of Technology alumni remain in New York after graduation; a majority of grads find permanent positions in the workforce here. It is also not uncommon to find former Fashion Institute of Technology students living and working in Los Angeles, Calif. — this top-paying city is a popular destination with a median salary of about $99K. Fashion Institute of Technology alumni in Washington, DC can often be found sliding in at the lower end of the pay scale, where median paychecks are the smallest at $35K. Other popular cities include San Francisco, Calif. and Philadelphia, Pa.

Degree Major

Fashion Institute of Technology grads who fare the best in terms of salary hold a B.A. in Advertising and earn a median salary of $150K per year. Graduates holding a Bachelor of Science in Production Management fare the worst in terms of compensation with an average yearly salary of $36K.

Skills

Slightly more than a fifth of grads report using Adobe Photoshop as part of their job, making it the most popular skill. Competency in Product Development translates into above-average pay for Fashion Institute of Technology grads — they earn 30 percent more than their fellow graduates. Demonstrated ability in Adobe Illustrator, Design, and Project Management rank among leading skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni for this school enjoy paid vacation days and about one in three grads get paid sick time. For this school, most alums are the recipients of health benefits, and more than half of former students pick up dental plans, too. A large number of survey participants save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Graduates of Fashion Institute of Technology are also recipients of a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and free drinks.

Related Schools

Median pay for CUNY New York City College of Technology grads is around $52K, making their salaries most similar to those of Fashion Institute of Technology grads. Farmingdale State College, Thomas Edison State College, and Cheyney University of Pennsylvania are also similar to Fashion Institute of Technology.

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Key Stats for Fashion Institute of Technology - New York, NY

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %
Salary
$34,737 - $75,632
Salary
$37,047 - $100,841
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 45 votes.
$94,000
$44,000
$76,000

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