Average Costume Designer Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Costume Designer is $15.03.
MEDIAN $15.03
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Hourly Rate
$9 - $30
$150 - $5,087
Total Pay
$20,169 - $62,615

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Job Description for Costume Designer

Costume Designer Tasks
  • Design costumes for a film or stage production.
  • May teach classes in costumery, make up artistry, costume history, and millinery.
  • Coordinate with the director, lighting and sound designers, and other creative personnel such as hair stylists and makeup artists in the design of each costume.

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Pay by Experience Level for Costume Designer

An early career Costume Designer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $13.33 based on 41 salaries. A mid-career Costume Designer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.17 based on 41 salaries. An experienced Costume Designer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.35 based on 34 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $25.

Pay Difference by Location

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Employees with Costume Designer in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 56.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (13.1% more).

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