Associate Fashion Designer Salary

For Associate Fashion Designers, yearly average wages total $50K annually. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 90 percent of Associate Fashion Designers are female. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$37,056 - $64,373
$37K
$50K
$64K
MEDIAN: $49,502
10%
50%
90%

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$14.29 - $26.18
$14
$18
$26
MEDIAN: $18.00
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$0$64K
Salary $37,056 - $64,373
Bonus $225.00 - $5,203
Commission $10,000
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$35,108 - $63,920
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 104
Hourly Data $0$27
Hourly Rate $14.29 - $26.18
Overtime $26.70
Annual Data $0$63K
Bonus $225.00 - $5,203
Commission $10,000
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$35,108 - $63,920
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 17

Job Description for Associate Fashion Designer

An associate fashion designer comes up with fashion designs for clothing and accessories. Some positions are full-time or part-time, while others are temporary or freelance. Teamwork is important, as a design team often works together to come up with fashion concepts. It is important to be creative and to have an eye for fashion and innovation. The fashion designer may be given a concept that needs to be developed, or he or she may be expected to come up with fresh concepts.

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Associate Fashion Designer Tasks

  • Assist in all areas of design, including sketching and mock ups.
  • Contribute to creating multiple seasonal lines at the same time.
  • Keep product development on track and in line with development schedule.
  • Research trends and suggest designs in line with trends and brand.

Common Career Paths for Associate Fashion Designer


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Associate Fashion Designers' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Senior Fashion Designer. The average Senior Fashion Designer brings home $88K per year.

Associate Fashion Designer Job Listings

Popular Skills for Associate Fashion Designer


Associate Fashion Designers seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, facility with Microsoft Office and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 23 percent and 10 percent, respectively. Fabric/Textiles and Technical Garment Knowledge, on the other hand, are typically associated with much lower pay. Those proficient in Adobe Illustrator are, more often than not, also skilled in Design.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $48,856

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

With a pay rate for Associate Fashion Designers that is 19 percent greater than the national average, Minneapolis offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Associate Fashion Designers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Columbus (+19 percent), Madison (+14 percent), San Francisco (+11 percent), and Boston (+11 percent). Compared to the national average, Miami Associate Fashion Designers have considerably lower salaries, 37 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Dallas and Portland are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 31 percent lower and 25 percent lower, respectively.

Associate Fashion Designer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Associate Fashion Designer?

Associate Fashion Designer in New York:
"Time Management A MUST."
Pros: Getting to work with product from concept to production. Working as part of a team where each member is integral to successfully shipping great looking product on time. Getting to be creative on the job, in particular with using Illustrator and Photoshop to aid the design process.
Cons: Working as we do with many different clients, it can be challenging to have to switch gears constantly to meet the needs of different customers. There is always too much work and not enough time, which is frustrating when you wish you could just clear the docket at the end of the day and start fresh the next.

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Key Stats for Associate Fashion Designer

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 26 votes.
1-4 years
64%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
6%

Experience Affects Associate Fashion Designer Salaries

▲23%

▲5%

National Average
$49,000

▼1%

Skills That Affect Associate Fashion Designer Salaries

Microsoft Office
▲25%

Microsoft Excel
▲12%



Design
▲1%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
▼0%

National Average
$49,000

Technical Garment Knowledge
▼3%

Fabric/Textiles
▼22%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
64%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 38%
no benefits
None: 22%