Highsnobiety / Thomas Welch

Fashionista has just published its annual salary survey surrounding what fashion jobs actually pay. At the beginning of the year, the publication spoke with roughly 3,000 readers to in turn compile data pertaining to 2018. Individuals thus provided their titles, companies, gender, location, years of experience, and compensation.

Those who participated had anywhere from one year of experience to over 20, with areas including design, styling, retail, PR, development, marketing, photo, editorial, and advertising at companies such as Nordstrom, Tiffany & Co., Condé Nast, Marc Jacobs, and Ralph Lauren. Some make only $25,000 USD a year, while others rake in over $500,000 USD.

It’s also worthy of note that the size of the company of course has much to do with how it pays employees, as those who work for public organizations generally earn more than individuals at private companies. Fashionista also points out that design, retail, and PR jobs have the largest percentages of over-$100,000 USD salaries.

For a breakdown of what fashion jobs pay in 2018, see below, then follow on over to Fashionista for more and download their free PDF with all the information here.

Design
Assistant designer: $46,910
Designer: $83,500
Creative director: $130,000

Marketing/Social Media
Marketing manager: $65,650
Social media Manager: $62,600

Publicity
Assistant publicist: $65,710
VP: $142,670

Print Editorial
Assistant editor: $35,800
Editor-in-chief: $264,000

Digital Editorial
Writer: $58,540
Senior editor: $58,390

Graphic Design/Photo
Graphic designer: $43,690
Photo editor: $77,230

Advertising
Bookings editor: $168,500
Account executive: $80,640

Styling
Assistant stylist: $49,760
Stylist: $79,380

Retail/Sales/E-Commerce
Merchandiser: $61,000
Assistant Buyer: $46,680

Product Development/Supply Chain
Development assistant: $36,930
Product manager: $72,440

Now, find out how much Kanye West and Virgil Abloh earned while interning at Fendi.

  • Source: Fashionista
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