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

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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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
National Salary Data 
$0$24K$48K$72K
Assistant Fashion Designer
11 salaries
$35,608  
   
Technical Designer, Apparel
10 salaries
$71,469  
Product Development Manager
8 salaries
$71,768  
Office Manager
8 salaries
$52,041  
Associate Fashion Designer
8 salaries
$55,243  
Fashion Designer
7 salaries
$61,000  
Graphic Designer
5 salaries
$52,072  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Aug 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 236
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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

Professionally, the fashion design industry, the retail industry, and the apparel manufacturing industry are popular business areas among the Fashion Institute of Technology alumni. The most popular professional field seems to be the textile, apparel, and accessories, wholesale industry. The public relations, marketing, and special events industry is perhaps the least commonly worked industry among Fashion Institute of Technology grads, with less than five percent of former students experienced in this area. Starting salaries of $52K are the median among Fashion Institute of Technology grads.

Gender

Women make up the majority of graduates who participated in the survey in a female-to-male ratio of more than 3 to 1.

Jobs

The biggest paychecks among Fashion Institute of Technology alumni are earned by Product Development Managers — these former students make a median salary of $72K per year. The next biggest paychecks go to Apparel Technical Designers (about $64K) and Fashion Designers ($61K). Assistant Fashion Designers pick up approximately $38K in financial rewards, representing the lowest-paid position among alumni.

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. In addition, former Fashion Institute of Technology students often head to Los Angeles, Calif. after graduating, where the median salary comes to around $99K in this top-paying city. Washington, DC is a popular spot for former Fashion Institute of Technology students at the opposite end of the pay scale; in fact, average salaries there are the lowest at $35K. Seattle, Wash. and San Francisco, Calif. are popular choices as well.

Degree Major

A B.A. in Advertising leads to the highest pay for Fashion Institute of Technology grads (approximately $150K on average per year). The degree that warrants the lowest level of financial compensation is a Bachelor of Science in Production Management ($36K on average annually).

Skills

Proficiency in Adobe Illustrator is common among Fashion Institute of Technology alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, slightly less than a fourth of former students report doing so. Fashion Institute of Technology grads with Product Development experience garner salaries that are 32 percent more than other grads' salaries. Other prime know-hows include Adobe Photoshop, Design, and Project Management.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni earn paid vacation and just one-fourth of alumni get paid sick time. It is no small feat that a large number of survey participants are given health coverage, and the larger part of graduates accept dental insurance. A large number of grads participate in a 401(k) program. Alumni of Fashion Institute of Technology also take in a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and free drinks.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, CUNY New York City College of Technology grads (who make an average of around $52K) earn salaries most similar to Fashion Institute of Technology alumni. 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 %
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$34,693 - $75,632
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$37,047 - $100,841

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 48 votes.
$94,000
$105,000
$44,000
$128,500

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