The average salary for a Technical Designer, Apparel in San Francisco, California is $75,631.
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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 Technical Garment Knowledge, Technical Specification, Patternmaking and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Adobe Illustrator.
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 $60,565 based on 12 salaries. A mid-career Technical Designer, Apparel with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $75,000 based on 14 salaries. An experienced Technical Designer, Apparel with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $98,376 based on 7 salaries.
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Employees with Technical Designer, Apparel in their job title in Boston, Massachusetts earn an average of 5.3% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Dallas, Texas (46.2% less), Columbus, Ohio (27.3% less) and Portland, Oregon (23.6% less).
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