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This Is How Much Your Dream Fashion Job Actually Pays

Is it worth the blood, sweat and tears?

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This Is How Much Your Dream Fashion Job Actually Pays

Is it worth the blood, sweat and tears?

Despite the intoxicating lure of glamor and prestige often linked to a fashion career, the industry is notorious for being emotionally and physically demanding for those starting at the bottom of the ladder. With plenty of horror stories in the past shared by interns and assistants alike, the real question becomes: is it worth it? With Fashionista recently conducting its third annual salary survey, inviting more than 4,500 readers to provide details, we’ll let you decide. The results include responses from employees of Prada, Chanel, Ralph Lauren, Nike, H&M, Marc Jacobs and Alexander Wang. You can see the survey results in USD below:

Design

Assistant Technical Designer: $36,000
Associate Technical Designer: $44,000
Assistant Designer: $61,000
Associate Designer: $65,000
Technical Designer: $72,000
Designer: $95,000
Senior Designer: $104,000
Senior Technical Designer: $120,000
Creative Director: $157,000
Design Director: $163,000

Editorial

Assistant Market Editor: $33,000
Editorial Assistant: $42,000
Assistant Editor: $46,000
Associate Editor: $47,000
Associate Market Editor: $47,000
Copy Editor: $49,000
Writer: $59,000
Researcher: $59,000
Assistant Designer: $61,000
Managing Editor: $62,000
Editor: $67,000
Senior Editor: $67,000
Senior Market Editor: $74,000
Senior Writer: $92,000
Editor at Large: $106,000
Director Level Editor: $143,000

Creative

Assistant Graphic Designer: $33,000
Assistant Photo Editor: $34,000
Graphic Designer: $75,000
Stylist’s Assistant: $80,000
Senior Graphic Designer: $82,000
Photo Editor: $91,000
Stylist: $95,000
Design Director: $183,000
Creative Director: $206,000

Retail/Sales/E-Commerce

Assistant Buyer: $46,000
Assistant Merchandiser: $49,000
Visual Merchandiser: $52,000
Associate Buyer: $58,000
Store Manager: $60,000
Merchandiser: $80,000
Buyer: $99,000
Fashion Director: $120,000

Publicity

Associate Publicist: $40,000
Publicist: $56,000
Senior Publicist: $66,000
Publicity Director: $101,000
Vice President Publicity: $170,000

Marketing/Advertising

Associate Marketing Manager: $43,000
Bookings Director: $54,000
Marketing Manager: $89,000
Senior Bookings Editor: $108,000
Marketing Director: $122,000

Social Media

Social Marketing Manager, Entry Level: $41,000
Social Media Manager, Mid Level: $47,000
Social Media Manager, Senior Level: $53,000

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