How much does a Costume Designer make in the United States? The average Costume Designer salary in the United States is $39,994 as of August 27, 2021, but the salary range typically falls between $36,853 and $43,628. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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25% $36,853 10% $33,993 90% $46,936 75% $43,628 $39,994 50%(Median)
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What is a Costume Designer ?

A costume designer is a person who designs costumes for a film, stage production or television. The role of the costume designer is to create the characters' outfits/costumes and balance the scenes with texture and colour, etc. The costume designer works alongside the director, scenic, lighting designer, sound designer, and other creative personnel. The costume designer may also collaborate with hair stylist, wig master, or makeup artist. In European theatre, the role is different, as the theatre designer usually designs both costume and scenic elements. Designers typically seek to enhance a...

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Job Openings for Costume Designer
Radical Convergence - Reston , VA
Excellent understanding of human anatomy, particularly facial features, with supporting character and costume designs across multiple styles. * Mastery of standard art packages such as Maya ...
ZipRecruiter - 61 days ago
Dominion Energy - Herndon , VA
The Customer Projects Designer position is the first level in the Electric Distribution Design job classification. This role will serve as a point-of-contact for internal and external customers for ...
Dominion Energy - 27 days ago
Renuke - Newport News , VA
N12081112 Designer 3 - CLEARANCE REQUIRED - Newport News, VA - 12 Month Contract ReNuke Services Inc., is seeking a Designer proficient in Siemens NX and Teamcenter. Designs components or portions of ...
ZipRecruiter - 20 days ago
Taubman Museum of Art - Roanoke , VA
The Preparator and Installations Designer is responsible for producing the exhibition program within the allotted budget, space and time. This position is responsible for the Museum's technical ...
DiversityJobs - 21 days ago
PROLIM Government Technologies - Newport News , VA
Designs components or portions of systems and modifies existing designs to develop or improve products and facilitate manufacturing operations. Utilizes computer-aided design equipment and/or graphic ... - 44 days ago
Publishing Concepts - Norfolk , VA
Create designs, concepts, and sample layouts, based on knowledge of layout principles and esthetic design concepts * Develop graphics and layouts for product illustrations, company logos, and ...
ZipRecruiter - 18 days ago

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