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

Fashion Institute of Technology is located in New York. A considerably greater proportion of women make up the student population with a female-to-male ratio of 6-to-1. Based on student and alumni reporting, however, men to make more than their female counterparts after graduating. Figures cited in this summary are based on graduates' replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Fashion Institute of Technology - New York, NY Alumni
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Fashion Designer
21 salaries
Assistant Fashion Designer
21 salaries
Technical Designer, Apparel
18 salaries
Graphic Designer
12 salaries
Office Manager
11 salaries
Product Development Manager
10 salaries
Associate Fashion Designer
10 salaries
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New York, NY 10001-5992

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Graduates of Fashion Institute of Technology head into a range of vocations when it comes to work; the fashion design industry, the retail industry, and the apparel manufacturing industry are just a few professional areas popular among alumni. The most popular field is the textile, apparel, and accessories, wholesale industry. The interior design services industry is perhaps the least commonly worked industry among Fashion Institute of Technology grads, with less than two percent of former students experienced in this area. Former Fashion Institute of Technology graduates tend to bring in around $52K.


Graduates skew strongly female, with a female-to-male ratio of more than 3 to 1.


The biggest paychecks among Fashion Institute of Technology alumni are earned by Fashion Designers — these former students make $70K per year. The next biggest paychecks go to Product Development Managers ($65K) and Apparel Technical Designers (approximately $63K). Salaries are anything but generous for Assistant Fashion Designers, where earnings rank lowest on the pay scale at $41K.


New York is such a great city that Fashion Institute of Technology alumni tend to stick around after wrapping up their studies, with more than half of grads staying on to find permanent work. The top-paying city popular with Fashion Institute of Technology alumni is Los Angeles, which offers median salaries of $78K. Home to the lowest median salary for Fashion Institute of Technology alumni is Washington, DC, a popular place for former students despite its about $36K average paycheck. Alumni express interest in Atlanta and Seattle as well.

Degree Major

Financial compensation is highest for Fashion Institute of Technology grads with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing & Management (earnings climb to $136K per year). A Bachelor of Science in Marketing & Communications is less advantageous in terms of earnings; alums with this degree are the lowest earners with annual pay of $36K.


Project Management commands a pay premium of 26 percent for Fashion Institute of Technology grads. Many former Fashion Institute of Technology students are familiar with Adobe Photoshop, and about one in four grads move on to positions where this experience is utilized. Adobe Illustrator, Design, and Microsoft Office are desirable skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Though vacation and sick days are paid for some, these benefits are reported by the minority of graduates (two-fifths of alumni and one in four survey participants, respectively). The greater part of former students opt for a 401(k) to save for retirement. Health coverage is awarded to a solid majority of alumni, and dental insurance is issued to a majority of grads as well. Alumni of Fashion Institute of Technology also take in a casual working environment, life insurance, free drinks, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

CUNY New York City College of Technology grads report the most similar salaries to Fashion Institute of Technology alums, earning about $52K on average. Farmingdale State College, Thomas Edison State College, and Cheyney University of Pennsylvania are also similar to Fashion Institute of Technology.

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