Graduates of the Fashion Institute of Technology work in a variety of sectors including the retail industry, the marketing, advertising, and media management industry, and the beauty supplies, wholesale industry. The most popular field is the textile, apparel, and accessories, wholesale industry. Former Fashion Institute of Technology students do not typically enter the advertising agency industry; in fact, approximately one in twenty graduates find work in this area, making it the least likely field for this group to enter. Former Fashion Institute of Technology graduates bring in $54K on average.
The school's graduates who answered the questionnaire are largely female (the female-to-male ratio is 3 to 1).
The most generous salaries among Fashion Institute of Technology alumni are reportedly earned by Marketing Directors, whose median earnings come to $108K, followed by Graphic Designers (approximately $63K) and Interior Designers (about $57K). On the lower end, Retail Store Managers report making around $56K.
Infamous for its meager salaries (average pay is the lowest at $53K), a majority of Fashion Institute of Technology students still call New York, N.Y. their home after graduation. For those seeking more money, Los Angeles, Calif. is a popular destination for former Fashion Institute of Technology students; median pay is $70K.
Financial compensation is highest for Fashion Institute of Technology grads with an Associate's Degree (average earnings climb to $65K per year). Those with a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) face salaries on the lower end, coming in at an average $42K per year.
Adobe Photoshop is a popular skill among Fashion Institute of Technology alumni, with slightly less than a third of workers reporting using it on the job. For Fashion Institute of Technology grads, proficiency in Project Management warrants a paycheck that is 16 percent more than other alumni salaries. In addition, those who are savvy in Graphic Design, Adobe Illustrator, and Project Management are also considered highly skilled.
Benefits and Perks
Although a little less than half of the respondents are compensated for vacation days, only one-fifth of alumni are paid for sick time. In an effort to save up for the years ahead, a fair number of survey participants contribute to a 401(k). Benefits are rather generous for graduates of this school; a strong majority of alumni are rewarded with health insurance and more than half of respondents report dental coverage, too. Fashion Institute of Technology alumni are also on the receiving end of a casual working environment, free drinks, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.
CUNY New York City College of Technology graduates, who earn $52K on average, make a similar amount to Fashion Institute of Technology grads. Farmingdale State College, Thomas Edison State College, and Cheyney University of Pennsylvania are also similar to Fashion Institute of Technology.