The average salary for a Technical Designer, Apparel is $59,766.
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Job Description for Technical Designer, Apparel
A technical apparel designer strives to create clothing that satisfies customers and furthers the mission of their brand. When designing an article of clothing or an outfit, the technical apparel designer must keep several concepts and goals in mind. First, the designer needs to ensure that produced clothing maintains a consistent fit. Second, the technical apparel designer must ensure that the construction of the articles and garments is of a high quality. Third, grade rules and tolerances for…Read more
Technical Designer, Apparel Tasks
- Develop and manage the technical specification packages for apparel prototypes.
- Evaluate garment for quality, lead fit sessions, and make recommendations for pattern improvements.
- Assist and consult with factory pattern makers to develop new blocks.
- Maintain documentation of all relevant data for production.
Popular Employer Salaries for Technical Designer, Apparel
The top respondents for the job title Technical Designer, Apparel are from the companies Express, LLC, Hanna Andersson Corporaiton and Polo Ralph Lauren Corp. Reported salaries are highest at Nike, Inc. where the average pay is $83,000. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Polo Ralph Lauren Corp and Express, LLC, earning around $70,318 and $69,776, respectively. Bioworld Merchandising Inc pays the lowest at around $40,332. Jerry Leigh and Hanna Andersson Corporaiton also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $43,160 and $61,992, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Technical Designer, Apparel
Technical Garment Knowledge
Skills in Patternmaking, Technical Specification and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Adobe Illustrator and Technical Garment Knowledge.
Pay by Experience Level for Technical Designer, Apparel
An entry-level Technical Designer, Apparel with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $41,051 based on 32 salaries. An early career Technical Designer, Apparel with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $48,379 based on 357 salaries. A mid-career Technical Designer, Apparel with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $60,483 based on 287 salaries. An experienced Technical Designer, Apparel with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $74,825 based on 218 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $81,251.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Technical Designer, Apparel in their job title in Boston, Massachusetts earn an average of 34.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Francisco, California (23.6% more) and Seattle, Washington (22.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Columbus, Ohio (8.0% less) and Portland, Oregon (6.6% less).
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