The average salary for a Technical Designer, Apparel with Adobe Illustrator skills is $57,422.
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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 Jerry Leigh. Reported salaries are highest at The Kellwood Company where the average pay is $69,000. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Express, LLC and Polo Ralph Lauren Corp, earning around $68,765 and $67,664, respectively. Bioworld Merchandising Inc pays the lowest at around $40,439. Jerry Leigh and Hanna Andersson Corporaiton also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $43,160 and $56,000, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Technical Designer, Apparel
Technical Garment Knowledge
Skills in Technical Garment Knowledge, Patternmaking, Technical Specification, Microsoft Excel and Adobe Photoshop are correlated to pay that is above average.
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 $42,309 based on 20 salaries. An early career Technical Designer, Apparel with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $49,106 based on 259 salaries. A mid-career Technical Designer, Apparel with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $60,737 based on 190 salaries. An experienced Technical Designer, Apparel with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $74,139 based on 105 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $79,710.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Technical Designer, Apparel in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 32.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (25.8% more) and New York, New York (20.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Dallas, Texas (26.0% less), Columbus, Ohio (6.9% less) and Portland, Oregon (3.6% less).
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