$35,464
Avg. Salary
$15.03
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Costume Designer is $15.03 per hour.

The average pay for a Costume Designer is $35,464 per year.

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$8.82
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$30.33
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$19k
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$63k
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MEDIAN $35,464
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$0$63K
Salary $18,610 - $63,496
Bonus $1,200
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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$19,429 - $63,729
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 64
Hourly Data $0$40
Hourly Rate $8.82 - $30.33
Hourly Tips $0.97
Overtime $22.73
Annual Data $0$63K
Bonus $1,200
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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$19,429 - $63,729
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 60

Job Description for Costume Designer

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.

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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.

Costume Designer Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Costume Designer

Pay by Experience for a Costume Designer has a positive trend. An entry-level Costume Designer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 28 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Costume Designer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 23 salaries. An experienced Costume Designer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 19 salaries. A Costume Designer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 10 salaries.

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Q: What is it like working as a Costume Designer?

Costume Designer in Boston:
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Negotiations are important when discussing a contract. Per Diem, travel and accommodation must be included with any job which requires you to be away from home.

Key Stats for Costume Designer

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
22 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
21%

Experience Affects Costume Designer Salaries

Experienced
▲26%

Late-Career
▲24%

Mid-Career
▲11%

National Average
$34,000

Entry-Level
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 46%
dental benefits
Dental: 30%
vision benefits
Vision: 27%
no benefits
None: 53%