The average salary for a Technical Designer, Apparel with Technical Specification skills in New York, New York is $69,540.
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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.
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Popular Skills for Technical Designer, Apparel
Technical Garment Knowledge
Skills in Adobe Illustrator, Patternmaking and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Adobe Photoshop and Technical Garment Knowledge.
Pay by Experience Level for Technical Designer, Apparel
An early career Technical Designer, Apparel with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $58,438 based on 34 salaries. A mid-career Technical Designer, Apparel with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $61,489 based on 48 salaries. An experienced Technical Designer, Apparel with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $83,937 based on 35 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $90,000.
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Employees with Technical Designer, Apparel in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 11.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Francisco, California (9.7% more) and Boston, Massachusetts (5.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Dallas, Texas (38.9% less), Portland, Oregon (19.6% less) and Los Angeles, California (19.5% less).
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