Senior Fashion Designer Salary
The average pay for a Senior Fashion Designer is $86,026 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. A skill in Computer Aided Design (CAD) is associated with high pay for this job.
|Salary||$63,008 - $120,879|
|Bonus||$1,939 - $19,933|
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|$62,651 - $127,867|
|Bonus||$1,939 - $19,933|
|Total Pay (||$62,651 - $127,867|
Job Description for Senior Fashion Designer
Senior fashion designers work in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment in which they must be aware of emerging trends. As senior designers, they also must communicate observations on trends to the fashion designers working beneath them, as the senior designer holds a managerial position as well.Read More...
To reach a senior fashion designer position, one must demonstrate a mastery of all the design skills held by lower-level designers; even after reaching the senior level, senior designers still use their design skills regularly. Regardless of what is being designed, which may include all forms of clothing, shoes, and accessories, hand-sketching of designs and computer aided drafting (CAD) are required to communicate their vision to other designers and create a blueprint of the product to be created. Additionally, a senior fashion designer must be able to analyze the work of designers they oversee, modifying blueprints to produce an end product. Strong communication skills are essential in this position, as it will often to be necessary to communicate the adjustments necessary to bring designs to life in a timely, cost-efficient manner.
Apart from the mastery of skills and experience necessary to become a senior fashion designer, many have a bachelor’s degree in fashion design, art, graphic design, or a related field, as well as internship experience with more experienced designers. Generally, fashion designers work indoors in studios, offices, and workshops; senior fashion designers regularly leave the actual design area to meet with upper management within their companies and clients for whom they are working on designs. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
Senior Fashion Designer Tasks
- Create new designs in line with current trends and the target audience.
- Evaluate prototypes and improve design.
- Research material, fabrics, and color trend.
- Attend regular design and product development meetings.
- Research product trends and development.
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Pay by Experience for a Senior Fashion Designer has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Fashion Designer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 21 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Fashion Designer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $85,000 based on 78 salaries. An experienced Senior Fashion Designer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $89,000 based on 98 salaries. A Senior Fashion Designer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $93,000 based on 16 salaries.
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