The average salary for a Senior Fashion Designer is $87,847.
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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. 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…Read more
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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Popular Employer Salaries for Senior Fashion Designer
The top respondents for the job title Senior Fashion Designer are from the companies Adidas, Fruit of the Loom, Inc. and Polo Ralph Lauren Corp. Reported salaries are highest at Polo Ralph Lauren Corp where the average pay is $86,715. Adidas pays the lowest at around $76,302.
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Popular Skills for Senior Fashion Designer
Technical Garment Knowledge
Skills that pay less than market rate include Technical Garment Knowledge, Adobe Photoshop, Product Development, Adobe Illustrator and Design.
Pay by Experience Level for Senior Fashion Designer
An early career Senior Fashion Designer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $72,468 based on 12 salaries. A mid-career Senior Fashion Designer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $82,418 based on 85 salaries. An experienced Senior Fashion Designer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $91,374 based on 123 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $96,210.
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Employees with Senior Fashion Designer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 13.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (2.6% more) and Los Angeles, California (1.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Dallas, Texas (40.9% less), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (27.1% less) and Boston, Massachusetts (8.9% less).
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