In Which Fashionista Lets You Know Just How Underpaid You Are

October 20, 2014 BY STEVE DOOL


Hey Fashion Industry - do you feel like you're being compensated appropriately for the work you're putting in? If the answer is yes, then please stop reading here for the sake of your own mental and emotional well-being. If your answer is no, then get ready to have some more fuel added to your underpaid fire, because Fashionista has released the results of their second annual salary survey and you're about to find out exactly where you stand. Here's hoping it's not in the bread line.

Fashionista surveyed over 5,000 readers - and as they note, it includes employees from "some pretty major brands -- like Vogue, Marc Jacobs and Prada." So while the results are just estimates and averages, they're at least in the ballpark.

It should come as no surprise that the Anna Wintours and Jim Nelsons of the world bump up the average salary for Editors in Chief to $242,250 annually. That top editorial slot pays nearly 10x more the Assistant Market Editor's average salary ($25,000) and is even a significant jump from a Director-Level Editor ($145,170).

The survey also points to some interesting trends. For example, marketing pays better than design and creative - sorry art-types - and social media is on the up and up at $123,810 for a Senior Social Media Manager.

See the full results of the survey at Fashionista.