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

Fashion Institute of Technology is based 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. Alumni participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

Typical Early Career Salary

$44,900
Fashion Institute of Technology - New York, NY Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Assistant Fashion Designer
19 salaries
$40,322  
   
Fashion Designer
16 salaries
$67,403  
Technical Designer, Apparel
16 salaries
$67,994  
Associate Fashion Designer
10 salaries
$54,269  
Office Manager
10 salaries
$50,676  
Senior Fashion Designer
9 salaries
$96,570  
Graphic Designer
9 salaries
$50,615  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jan 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 400
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Fashion Institute of Technology - New York, NY Details

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

Former Fashion Institute of Technology students are professionally suited for a wide range of fields including 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. Less than two percent of Fashion Institute of Technology grads move into the advertising agency industry — it is the road least traveled for this demographic. Fashion Institute of Technology graduates see an estimated starting salary of about $52K.

Gender

Women are more likely to graduate from this school than men, given the 3 to 1 female-to-male ratio.

Jobs

Fashion Institute of Technology grads who become Fashion Designers are compensated well above average — these folks are top-earners among their graduating class, usually making $70K yearly. Also notably well-paid are Product Development Managers and Apparel Technical Designers; their salaries approach $65K and $63K, respectively. On the lower end, Assistant Fashion Designers report making approximately $41K.

Locations

Upon earning their degree, many Fashion Institute of Technology grads prefer to remain in New York; in fact, a majority of grads enjoy the area so much that they find permanent jobs in the city. Los Angeles is also a common destination for Fashion Institute of Technology grads and offers the best pay with a median salary of $78K. 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 around $36K. Alumni express interest in Atlanta and San Francisco as well.

Degree Major

Fashion Institute of Technology grads who hold a Bachelor of Science in Marketing & Management can expect to fare better than most fellow alumni, earning $136K per year. A Bachelor of Science in Production Management is less advantageous in terms of earnings; alums with this degree are the lowest earners with annual pay of $36K.

Skills

Many Fashion Institute of Technology grads have knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, with about a fourth of alumni using this program on the clock. Fashion Institute of Technology grads with Project Management experience garner salaries that are 26 percent more than other grads' salaries. Other prime know-hows include Adobe Illustrator, Design, and Project Management.

Benefits and Perks

Just two-fifths of alumni enjoy paid vacation and merely one-fourth of alumni get paid sick time. A strong majority of respondents enjoy benefits like health insurance, while a majority of respondents receive dental plans, too. A strong majority of alums allocate some part of their earnings to a company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Other benefits that Fashion Institute of Technology alumni receive are a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and free drinks.

Related Schools

Pennsylvania College of Technology graduates, who earn $53K on average, make a similar amount to Fashion Institute of Technology grads. Other schools similar to Fashion Institute of Technology include CUNY New York City College of Technology, Farmingdale State College, and Thomas Edison State College.

Key Stats

Female
87 %
Male
13 %
Salary
$34,981 - $72,555
Salary
$37,664 - $97,073
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
10%
Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 138 votes.
$35,594 - $77,283
$54,045 - $139,379
$40,976 - $71,500

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