The average salary for an Associate Fashion Designer is $51,362.
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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. Strong presentatio…Read more
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.
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Popular Skills for Associate Fashion Designer
Computer Aided Design (CAD)
Technical Garment Knowledge
Skills in Adobe Illustrator, Design and Adobe Photoshop are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Technical Garment Knowledge and Computer Aided Design (CAD).
Pay by Experience Level for Associate Fashion Designer
An early career Associate Fashion Designer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $50,221 based on 120 salaries. A mid-career Associate Fashion Designer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $53,203 based on 65 salaries. An experienced Associate Fashion Designer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $58,983 based on 8 salaries.
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Employees with Associate Fashion Designer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 37.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Minneapolis, Minnesota (14.8% more) and Columbus, Ohio (12.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Portland, Oregon (9.1% less) and Los Angeles, California (6.1% less).
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