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

Around 10,000 people attend the Fashion Institute of Technology, a institution based in New York, N.Y. 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. Alumni responses to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this outline.

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Annual ROI 

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Fashion Institute of Technology - New York, NY Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$24K$48K$72K
Technical Designer, Apparel
10 salaries
$71,469  
   
Assistant Fashion Designer
7 salaries
$41,000  
Office Manager
6 salaries
$56,000  
Associate Fashion Designer
5 salaries
$53,943  
Graphic Designer
5 salaries
$62,388  
Product Development Manager
5 salaries
$65,000  
Retail Store Manager
4 salaries
$60,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 143
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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 %

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Industry

Professionally, the fashion design industry, the retail industry, and the clothing store industry are popular business areas among the Fashion Institute of Technology alumni. Among Fashion Institute of Technology grads, the textile, apparel, and accessories, wholesale industry is a commonly chosen career field. Fashion Institute of Technology graduates in the women's clothing store industry are hard pressed to find, with less than five percent of former students taking up work in this field. Fashion Institute of Technology graduates see an average starting salary of about $51K.

Gender

The school's graduates who answered the questionnaire are largely female (the female-to-male ratio is 3 to 1).

Jobs

Among Fashion Institute of Technology alumni, those working as Apparel Technical Designers report the highest median pay of $71K, followed by Product Development Managers ($65K), and Graphic Designers ($62K). Assistant Fashion Designers wrap up the bottom of the pay scale, earning $43K.

Locations

Graduates of Fashion Institute of Technology seem to enjoy living in New York, and the greater part of grads wind up living and working there after graduation. Philadelphia, Pa. is also a common destination for Fashion Institute of Technology grads and offers the best pay with a median salary of around $97K. On the other hand, Fashion Institute of Technology alumni who end up in Chantilly, Va. receive the lowest median salary of approximately $38K. In addition, grads flock to Los Angeles, Calif. as well as Houston, Texas.

Degree Major

A B.A. in Business & Marketing leads to the highest pay for Fashion Institute of Technology grads ($80K on average per year). Ranking last in the compensation department are those holding a Bachelor of Science in Production Management — their annual income amounts to $36K on average.

Skills

Proficiency in Adobe Illustrator is common among Fashion Institute of Technology alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, approximately one in four former students report doing so. Technical Specification commands a pay premium of 39 percent for Fashion Institute of Technology grads. Also considered top-notch skills are Adobe Photoshop, Design, and Project Management.

Benefits and Perks

Just one-third of alumni enjoy paid vacation and merely one-fifth of alumni get paid sick time. Health insurance benefits extend to most grads, and a majority of graduates sign up for dental plans. Most survey participants 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, free drinks, life insurance, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

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.

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

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %
Salary
$35,023 - $70,418
Salary
$35,737 - $70,061
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
$119,000
$45,000
$128,500
$35,243 - $71,118
$44,000 - $115,000
$55,000

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