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

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 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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Overall College ROI Rank

410
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ROI Rank for Public (In-State) Universities

163
out of 408
 

Mid-Career Salary Rank for State School

54
out of 445

Typical Early Career Salary

$44,900
Fashion Institute of Technology - New York, NY Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Assistant Fashion Designer
14 salaries
$39,839  
   
Technical Designer, Apparel
12 salaries
$64,060  
Fashion Designer
9 salaries
$65,000  
Product Development Manager
9 salaries
$69,303  
Associate Fashion Designer
8 salaries
$55,243  
Office Manager
8 salaries
$52,041  
Graphic Designer
6 salaries
$53,458  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 282
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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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33 %


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Industry

The Fashion Institute of Technology alumni find work in an assortment of industries including the fashion design industry, the retail industry, and the apparel manufacturing industry. Among Fashion Institute of Technology grads, the textile, apparel, and accessories, wholesale industry is a commonly chosen career field. On the other end of the spectrum are the public relations, marketing, and special events industry, which attract less than five percent of Fashion Institute of Technology alumni. Median pay for those who graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology amounts to $52K.

Gender

Women are more likely to graduate from this school than men, given the 3 to 1 female-to-male ratio.

Jobs

The Fashion Institute of Technology alumni who make the most are Product Development Managers; they report a median pay of $69K. Apparel Technical Designers and Fashion Designers draw in a fair amount as well — around $66K and about $65K, respectively. Relative to other positions, compensation dwindles for Assistant Fashion Designers; alumni in this role face average salaries of $40K.

Locations

Many Fashion Institute of Technology alumni seem to stick around New York after wrapping up their studies; a majority of grads remain to find permanent work. The top-paying city popular with Fashion Institute of Technology alumni is Los Angeles, Calif., which offers a median salary of $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 approximately $35K. Seattle, Wash. and Miami, Fla. also rank high on the list of cities.

Degree Major

Among the highest-paid Fashion Institute of Technology alumni are those with a B.A. in Advertising — they earn close to $150K on average per year. On the other end of the spectrum, those with a Bachelor of Science in Production Management tend to do the worst in terms of salary, making an average $37K per year.

Skills

Competency in Project Management translates into above-average pay for Fashion Institute of Technology grads — they earn 27 percent more than their fellow graduates. Fashion Institute of Technology alumni are often well versed in Adobe Photoshop, with just under a fourth of grads ending up in jobs that require this skillset. Adobe Illustrator, Design, and Project Management are among other dominant skills.

Benefits and Perks

Just two-fifths of alumni enjoy paid vacation and merely one-third of alumni get paid sick time. Health benefits extend to a large number of alumni, and a majority of alums also receive dental coverage. Most grads allocate some part of their earnings to a company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Additional perks enjoyed by Fashion Institute of Technology grads include 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 about $52K, making their salaries most similar to those of Fashion Institute of Technology grads. Other schools similar to Fashion Institute of Technology include Farmingdale State College, Thomas Edison State College, and Cheyney University of Pennsylvania.

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

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %
Salary
$34,997 - $74,254
Salary
$36,739 - $98,785
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 69 votes.

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