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

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. The data for this synopsis comes from former Fashion Institute of Technology students who took the PayScale salary survey.

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Overall College ROI Rank

410
out of 1223
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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
National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are the gross, national median (50th percentile). Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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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

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Industry

The Fashion Institute of Technology alumni belong to a wide range of sectors. A few fields in which grads tend to find work include the fashion design industry, the retail industry, and the apparel manufacturing industry. The majority of alumni accept jobs in the textile, apparel, and accessories, wholesale industry. Very few Fashion Institute of Technology grads go into the public relations, marketing, and special events industry; in fact, less than five percent of alumni enter this industry. Former Fashion Institute of Technology graduates bring in $51K on average.

Gender

Students who graduate from this school and take the survey are more likely to be female — the female-to-male ratio is 3 to 1.

Jobs

Former Fashion Institute of Technology students with an interest in making money consider becoming Product Development Managers, the highest-paying gig (average earnings amount to around $69K) among this alumni group. Other well-paid jobs include Apparel Technical Designers ($66K) and Fashion Designers ($65K). Relative to other positions, compensation dwindles for Assistant Fashion Designers; alumni in this role face average salaries of approximately $40K.

Locations

Fashion Institute of Technology alumni seem to appreciate living in New York, and a majority of grads actually choose to stay and find employment here after completing their coursework. Los Angeles, Calif. is also a common destination for Fashion Institute of Technology grads and offers the best pay with a median salary of $99K. On the far end of the pay scale, Fashion Institute of Technology alumni often reside in Washington, DC, which is home to the lowest pay at about $35K. Miami, Fla. is also a common pick among Fashion Institute of Technology grads, along with San Francisco, Calif.

Degree Major

Among the highest-paid Fashion Institute of Technology alumni are those with a B.A. in Advertising — they earn close to approximately $150K on average per year. Graduates holding a Bachelor of Science in Production Management fare the worst in terms of compensation with an average yearly salary of around $37K.

Skills

Adobe Photoshop is a common skill among Fashion Institute of Technology alumni — just under a fourth of grads mention using it at work. Fashion Institute of Technology grads with Project Management experience garner salaries that are 28 percent more than other grads' salaries. Experience with Adobe Illustrator, Design, and Project Management is highly valued as well.

Benefits and Perks

A lucky minority (about two-fifths of alumni) are fortunate enough to be compensated for vacation while just one in three grads get sick time. It is no small feat that a large number of alums are given health coverage, and a majority of the survey participants accept dental insurance. Most alumni plan for retirement by taking advantage of a company-sponsored 401(k) program. Fashion Institute of Technology graduates also take advantage of a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and free drinks.

Related Schools

CUNY New York City College of Technology graduates, who earn about $52K on average, make a similar amount to 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.

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

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %
Salary
$34,919 - $72,939
Salary
$35,860 - $97,713
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 73 votes.

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