Average Early-Career Technical Designer, Apparel Salary

$48,951
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$1,277
Bonus
$2,000
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The average salary for an Early-Career Technical Designer, Apparel is $48,951.
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$36k
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MEDIAN $48,951
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Salary
$36k - $70k
Bonus
$405 - $6k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $2k
Total Pay
$34k - $68k

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Job Description for Technical Designer, Apparel

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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Technical Designer, Apparel
Senior Fashion Designer
Technical Design Manager
Fabric and Apparel Patternmaker
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Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Technical Designer, Apparel

Skills in Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Technical Specification, Patternmaking, 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 $40,979 based on 32 salaries. A mid-career Technical Designer, Apparel with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $60,602 based on 286 salaries. An experienced Technical Designer, Apparel with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $74,876 based on 211 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $80,938.
Employees with Technical Designer, Apparel in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 23.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (16.7% more) and Los Angeles, California (1.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Dallas, Texas (19.7% less), Portland, Oregon (1.2% less) and Columbus, Ohio (1.0% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 630 survey responses.
Entry Level
5.1%
Mid Career
45.4%
Experienced
33.5%
Late Career
16.0%

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