Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)
The average hourly pay for a Costume Designer is $14.89
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Costume Designers?
An early career Costume Designer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $13.24 based on 22 salaries. A mid-career Costume Designer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.24 based on 23 salaries. An experienced Costume Designer …Read more
What Do Costume Designers Do?
A costume designer designs the wardrobe for productions like movies and plays. Costume designers are also needed for companies that sell or rent costumes for Halloween and other occasions. Often there is a budget that needs to be adhered to, so that it is up to the costume designer to be creative within these constraints. Some subsequent bargaining may have to be done with vendors.
Some positions require college schooling relating to design, while others will rely on a portfolio in order to …Read more
- 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.