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How much does a Costume Designer make in California?

Average Costume Designer Hourly Wage in California

Costume Designers earn a median hourly wage of $14.43. Hourly wages typically start from $9.81 and go up to $35.29.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

Average Costume Designer Yearly Salary in California

Costume Designers earn a median salary of $30,000 per year. Salaries typically start from $20,400 and go up to $73,400.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Employment Type Mix

45%
Full-Time
55%
Part-Time

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Salary Satisfaction

2.6
SCORE
96
RATINGS
Costume Designers average a score of 2.6 out of 5 on our salary satisfaction scale. This places Costume Designers in the 15th percentile of salary satisfaction.

Source: Sokanu user data. View more Costume Designer satisfaction

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Costume Designer Earnings by Seniority

Top End Costume Designer Earnings

The highest earning Costume Designers in California earn:

$35.29
an hour
$73,400
per year
Senior Costume Designer Earnings

Senior Costume Designers in California earn:

$27.90
an hour
$58,040
per year
Experienced Costume Designer Earnings

Experienced Costume Designers in California earn:

$14.43
an hour
$30,000
per year
Junior Costume Designer Earnings

Junior Costume Designers in California earn:

$10.91
an hour
$22,700
per year
Starting Costume Designer Earnings

Starting Costume Designers in California earn:

$9.81
an hour
$20,400
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Costume Designer salary comparison

Costume Designers earn less than 83% percent of Arts careers in California. Costume Designer salaries are in the bottom % of all careers in California.

Film and Video Editor Salary in California $88k
Urban Planner Salary in California $79k
Illustrator Salary in California $61k
Craft Artist Salary in California $53k
Photographer Salary in California $40k
Aesthetician Salary in California $32k
Costume Designer Salary $30k
Glass Blower Salary in California $28k
Nail Technician Salary in California $19k
Source:

Historical salary for Costume Designers in California

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics
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