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 overview is derived from alumni replies to PayScale's 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
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XAll compensation data shown are the gross, national median (50th percentile). Pay can vary greatly by location.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Technical Designer, Apparel
12 salaries
$64,060  
   
Assistant Fashion Designer
12 salaries
$38,000  
Office Manager
8 salaries
$52,041  
Associate Fashion Designer
8 salaries
$55,243  
Product Development Manager
8 salaries
$71,768  
Fashion Designer
7 salaries
$61,000  
Account Executive
5 salaries
$42,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 29 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 252
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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

Graduates of the Fashion Institute of Technology work in a variety of sectors including the fashion design industry, the retail industry, and the apparel manufacturing industry. The textile, apparel, and accessories, wholesale industry is the sector most highly represented among alumni. Very few Fashion Institute of Technology grads go into the retail corporate office industry; in fact, less than five percent of alumni enter this industry. Former Fashion Institute of Technology graduates bring in $52K 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

The most generous salaries among Fashion Institute of Technology alumni are reportedly earned by Product Development Managers, whose median earnings come to approximately $69K, followed by Apparel Technical Designers ($64K) and Fashion Designers (around $61K). Sliding in near the bottom are Assistant Fashion Designers, who report earnings of $40K.

Locations

Upon earning their degrees, many Fashion Institute of Technology grads prefer to remain in New York; in fact, a majority of grads appreciate the area so much that they find permanent jobs there. Fashion Institute of Technology grads also flock to Los Angeles, Calif., which is home to salaries significantly above average (median pay is $99K). On the other end, Fashion Institute of Technology grads flock to Washington, DC, which actually offers the weakest median salary of about $35K. San Francisco, Calif. is also a top pick, as is Seattle, Wash.

Degree Major

Fashion Institute of Technology grads who fare the best in terms of salary hold a B.A. in Advertising and earn a median salary of $150K per year. Graduates holding a Bachelor of Science in Production Management fare the worst in terms of compensation with an average yearly salary of about $36K.

Skills

Many former Fashion Institute of Technology students are familiar with Adobe Photoshop, and slightly more than a fifth of grads move on to positions where this experience is utilized. Knowledge of Product Development seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 29 percent more than their former classmates' salaries (approximately $67K). Experience with Adobe Illustrator, Design, and Project Management is highly valued as well.

Benefits and Perks

Just two-fifths of alumni enjoy paid vacation and merely one in four survey participants get paid sick time. A large number of alumni enjoy benefits like health insurance, while the larger part of survey participants receive dental plans, too. Most former students plan for retirement by taking advantage of a company-sponsored 401(k) program. Fashion Institute of Technology grads are also lucky enough to receive a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and free drinks.

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. Farmingdale State College, Thomas Edison State College, and Cheyney University of Pennsylvania are also similar to Fashion Institute of Technology.

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

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %
Salary
$34,842 - $75,133
Salary
$37,320 - $98,710
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 54 votes.

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