The results of a survey conducted by Salary.com -a wage data firm- show that some of the jobs people think are most glamorous, actually don’t pay very well. Where can the real money be found?
According to Salary.com, the median salary for a fashion designer is barely $40,000. As I’ve always said, pattern makers -who’s job is far less glamorous- make more. I can only imagine that a pattern maker would laugh out loud if offered a designer’s salary (even 15 years ago, the median salary for pattern making was at least $45,000). So, to those starry-eyed hopefuls -if you want to make serious money in fashion- the only way to do it is to run your own company.
From the story page on NPR, you can click on a link to play the What People Earn game at Parade Magazine’s site (my score was $640).
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