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Working as a Costuming Supervisor

There is more than meets the eye when it comes to being a costuming supervisor. For example, did you know that they make an average of $18.26 an hour? That's $37,977 a year!

What Does a Costuming Supervisor Do

When it comes to the most important skills required to be a costuming supervisor, we found that a lot of resumes listed 74.0% of costuming supervisors included character costumes, while 16.0% of resumes included cast members, and 10.0% of resumes included feature film. Hard skills like these are helpful to have when it comes to performing essential job responsibilities.

When it comes to searching for a job, many search for a key term or phrase. Instead, it might be more helpful to search by industry, as you might be missing jobs that you never thought about in industries that you didn't even think offered positions related to the costuming supervisor job title. But what industry to start with? Most costuming supervisors actually find jobs in the education and hospitality industries.

How To Become a Costuming Supervisor

If you're interested in becoming a costuming supervisor, one of the first things to consider is how much education you need. We've determined that 60.0% of costuming supervisors have a bachelor's degree. In terms of higher education levels, we found that 8.9% of costuming supervisors have master's degrees. Even though most costuming supervisors have a college degree, it's possible to become one with only a high school degree or GED.

Choosing the right major is always an important step when researching how to become a costuming supervisor. When we researched the most common majors for a costuming supervisor, we found that they most commonly earn bachelor's degree degrees or high school diploma degrees. Other degrees that we often see on costuming supervisor resumes include master's degree degrees or associate degree degrees.

You may find that experience in other jobs will help you become a costuming supervisor. In fact, many costuming supervisor jobs require experience in a role such as costume designer. Meanwhile, many costuming supervisors also have previous career experience in roles such as production assistant or costumer assistant.

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Average Salary$37,977

Costuming Supervisor Jobs

Costuming Supervisor Demographics

Gender

female

77.9 %

male

18.2 %

unknown

3.9 %

Ethnicity

White

57.9 %

Hispanic or Latino

19.4 %

Black or African American

10.0 %

Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

66.7 %

Mandarin

11.1 %

Greek

11.1 %
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Costuming Supervisor Education

Majors

Theatre
17.1 %
Business
12.2 %

Degrees

Bachelors

60.0 %

High School Diploma

13.3 %

Masters

8.9 %

Top Colleges for Costuming Supervisors

1. Stanford University

Stanford, CA

In-State Tuition
$51,354
Enrollment
7,083

2. University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

In-State Tuition
$55,584
Enrollment
10,764

3. Northwestern University

Evanston, IL

In-State Tuition
$54,568
Enrollment
8,451

4. Harvard University

Cambridge, MA

In-State Tuition
$50,420
Enrollment
7,582

5. University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA

In-State Tuition
$56,225
Enrollment
19,548

6. Yale University

New Haven, CT

In-State Tuition
$53,430
Enrollment
5,963

7. University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, MI

In-State Tuition
$15,262
Enrollment
30,079

8. Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

In-State Tuition
$55,188
Enrollment
15,105

9. University of California - Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA

In-State Tuition
$13,226
Enrollment
31,568

10. University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, CA

In-State Tuition
$14,184
Enrollment
30,845
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Top Costuming Supervisor Employers

1. Six Flags
4.3
Avg. Salary: 
$24,480
Costuming Supervisors Hired: 
3+
2. Universal Studios Hollywood
4.1
Avg. Salary: 
$25,100
Costuming Supervisors Hired: 
2+
3. West
4.3
Avg. Salary: 
$34,539
Costuming Supervisors Hired: 
2+
4. Xerox
4.7
Avg. Salary: 
$38,422
Costuming Supervisors Hired: 
2+
5. Warner Bros.
4.7
Avg. Salary: 
$64,691
Costuming Supervisors Hired: 
2+
6. Fabulous Palm Springs Follies
3.8
Avg. Salary: 
$37,997
Costuming Supervisors Hired: 
2+

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Updated October 2, 2020