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

The Fashion Institute of Technology, a school in New York, N.Y., has roughly 10,000 undergrads. A considerably greater proportion of women make up the student population with a female-to-male ratio of 8-to-1. From alumni reporting, however, it appears that men make more than their female counterparts after graduating. This report is based on the answers of Fashion Institute of Technology graduates who responded to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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20 Year Net ROI 

$414,000

Annual ROI 

9.4%

Total 4 Year Cost 

$85,800

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Early Career Salary 

$39,200

Mid-Career Salary 

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Fashion Institute of Technology - New York, NY Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$28K$56K$84K
Fashion Designer
25 salaries
$67,896  
   
Graphic Designer
24 salaries
$46,731  
Technical Designer, Apparel
24 salaries
$63,984  
Interior Designer
19 salaries
$50,866  
Product Development Manager
18 salaries
$83,366  
Assistant Fashion Designer
13 salaries
$39,150  
Production Manager, Manufacturing
13 salaries
$65,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Dec 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 691
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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

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Industry

Professionally, the advertising agency industry, the retail industry, and the marketing, advertising, and media management industry are popular business areas among the Fashion Institute of Technology alumni. The most highly represented industry among alumni is the textile, apparel, and accessories, wholesale industry. Very few Fashion Institute of Technology grads go into the beauty supplies, wholesale industry; in fact, nearly one in twenty alumni enter this industry. Graduates of the Fashion Institute of Technology earn approximately $55K on average.

Gender

With a 3 to 1 female-to-male ratio of survey respondents, women seem to represent the better half of this school's graduates.

Jobs

The biggest paychecks among Fashion Institute of Technology alumni are earned by Marketing Directors — these former students make a median salary of $108K per year. The next biggest paychecks go to Creative Directors (about $69K) and Graphic Designers ($63K). Retail Store Managers wrap up the bottom of the pay scale, earning $56K.

Locations

Despite handing out the worst average salary (around $54K), New York, N.Y. holds on to its Fashion Institute of Technology student population, and more than half of grads continue to reside in the city. By comparison, the top-paying city popular with Fashion Institute of Technology alumni is Los Angeles, Calif., which offers a median salary of $70K.

Degree Major

Fashion Institute of Technology grads who hold an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) can expect to fare better than most fellow alumni, earning an average $73K per year. Ranking last in the compensation department are those holding a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) — their annual income amounts to approximately $42K on average.

Skills

Fashion Institute of Technology grads with Design experience garner salaries that are 28 percent more than other grads' salaries. Many Fashion Institute of Technology grads have knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, with just under one in three alumni using this program on the clock. In addition, those who are savvy in Graphic Design, Adobe Illustrator, and Project Management are also considered highly skilled.

Benefits and Perks

A little less than half of the alums report receiving paid vacation days, but just one-fifth of alumni are paid for sick leave. A fair number of graduates save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. It is no small feat that a fair number of respondents are given health coverage, and a majority of alumni accept dental insurance. Additional perks enjoyed by Fashion Institute of Technology grads include a casual working environment, free drinks, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

CUNY New York City College of Technology grads bring in salaries of around $52K, making them the most similar to Fashion Institute of Technology alumni in terms of earnings. Other schools similar to Fashion Institute of Technology include Farmingdale State College, Thomas Edison State College, and Cheyney University of Pennsylvania.

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

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %
Salary
$34,645 - $67,949
Salary
$62,000
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

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