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How much does a Costume Designer make in the United States?

Average Costume Designer Hourly Wage in the United States

Costume Designers earn a median hourly wage of $17.62. Hourly wages typically start from $9.10 and go up to $41.03.

Average Costume Designer Yearly Salary in the United States

Costume Designers earn a median salary of $36,650 per year. Salaries typically start from $18,930 and go up to $85,340.

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Costume Designer Earnings by Seniority

Top End Costume Designer Earnings

The highest earning Costume Designers in the United States earn:

$41.03
an hour
$85,340
per year
Senior Costume Designer Earnings

Senior Costume Designers in the United States earn:

$30.54
an hour
$63,530
per year
Experienced Costume Designer Earnings

Experienced Costume Designers in the United States earn:

$17.62
an hour
$36,650
per year
Junior Costume Designer Earnings

Junior Costume Designers in the United States earn:

$11.33
an hour
$23,570
per year
Starting Costume Designer Earnings

Starting Costume Designers in the United States earn:

$9.10
an hour
$18,930
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Costume Designer salary comparison

Costume Designers earn less than 61% percent of Arts careers. Costume Designer salaries are in the bottom 74% of all careers in the United States.

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Historical salary for Costume Designers in the United States

Costume Designer salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Costume Designer Salary in New York $33.92 $70,560 # 1
Costume Designer Salary in Maine $38.59 $80,270 # 2
Costume Designer Salary in New Hampshire $25.32 $52,660 # 3
Costume Designer Salary in Oregon $29.15 $60,640 # 4
Costume Designer Salary in Minnesota $25.11 $52,240 # 5
Costume Designer Salary in Colorado $22.52 $46,850 # 6
Costume Designer Salary in Massachusetts $23.48 $48,830 # 7
Costume Designer Salary in Kansas $21.92 $45,600 # 8
Costume Designer Salary in District of Columbia $16.65 $34,630 # 9
Costume Designer Salary in Vermont $24.95 $51,900 # 10
Costume Designer Salary in New Mexico $27.14 $56,450 # 11
Costume Designer Salary in Georgia $25.69 $53,430 # 12
Costume Designer Salary in Nevada $22.60 $47,000 # 13
Costume Designer Salary in Hawaii $20.58 $42,800 # 14
Costume Designer Salary in Tennessee $15.74 $32,740 # 15
Costume Designer Salary in Texas $19.43 $40,420 # 16
Costume Designer Salary in Pennsylvania $20.39 $42,410 # 17
Costume Designer Salary in California $14.43 $30,000 # 18
Costume Designer Salary in South Carolina $18.80 $39,100 # 19
Costume Designer Salary in Illinois $17.11 $35,590 # 20
Costume Designer Salary in Virginia $12.74 $26,490 # 21
Costume Designer Salary in Washington $17.82 $37,060 # 22
Costume Designer Salary in New Jersey $16.14 $33,570 # 23
Costume Designer Salary in Arizona $12.07 $25,110 # 24
Costume Designer Salary in Missouri $13.67 $28,440 # 25
Costume Designer Salary in Ohio $16.82 $34,990 # 26
Costume Designer Salary in North Carolina $13.36 $27,790 # 27
Costume Designer Salary in Maryland $12.57 $26,140 # 28
Costume Designer Salary in Utah $14.44 $30,030 # 29
Costume Designer Salary in Michigan $12.85 $26,740 # 30
Costume Designer Salary in Indiana $11.05 $22,980 # 31
Costume Designer Salary in Wisconsin $12.19 $25,350 # 32
Costume Designer Salary in Oklahoma $8.81 $18,310 # 33
Costume Designer Salary in Florida $9.58 $19,930 # 34
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

How to Become a Costume Designer

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