Fashion coordinators may work in retail stores, for fashion magazines or in design houses, but their duties remain the same; creating an image for the employer that is in line with the most recent fashion trends. These coordinators must develop relationships with designers and labels and stay on top of trends and sales. The average salary of a fashion coordinator depends on the type of employer she works for.
State University reports that the average salary of a fashion coordinator was $48,000 annually as of 2011. While some coordinators find work with an associate’s degree, those with a bachelor’s degree or higher tend to earn better wages. Training for fashion coordinators typically includes both fashion design and merchandising.
Company Size and Salary Range
According to Fashion Schools, the median salary for fashion directors or coordinators typically falls between $40,000 and $100,000 a year. The income is usually less for those working for smaller fashion companies with a range of between $40,000 and $60,000. In big design firms, the salary of a fashion coordinator may be over $100,000 a year.
Benefits and Other Factors
Cost of living can play a role in shaping the salary of a fashion coordinator; State University reports that those working in a large city often earn a salary that is higher than average. With most companies, fashion coordinators receive paid vacation time, health benefits and a retirement account. In some cases, they may also receive cash bonuses or discounts on merchandise as well.
State University reports that as of 2011, there is “good demand” for fashion coordinators. While there aren’t more positions available than there are workers to fill them, those with at least a bachelor’s degree and connections in the fashion industry will usually find work. In addition to fashion and business classes, coordinators interested in improving their job outlook and wages can also seek coursework and experience in public relations.