Fashion Designer Salary

fashion-designer-salary-chart.jpgFashion designers design sewn-products such as clothing. Their designs can be adapted to fashion trends or be original designs.

Salary

The average salary of fashion designers is $62,860 a year. The bottom 10% of fashion designers earns about $34,110 a year, while the top 10% earns more than $126,290. The median annual salary is $72,620 yearly.

The best industries for employment are apparel, piece goods, and notions merchant wholesalers (6,140 employed; $70,530 average yearly); cut and sew apparel manufacturing (3,580 employed, $73,140 average); and management of companies and enterprises (2,740 employed; $86,900). The top paying industry is management of companies and enterprises, paying $86,900 on average yearly.

The top paying states are Maine, paying $82,280 yearly, New York ($79,270), and Ohio ($73,100).

Job Outlook

The job outlook of fashion designers is expected to decrease by 3% between 2012 and 2022. Apparel continues to be produced internationally. Competition is expected to be high for the relatively few positions.

Fashion Designer Salary by State

State Lowest 10% Median Salary Highest 10% Average Salary
Arizona $24,960 $29,310 $103,640 $45,010
California $33,010 $64,770 $117,930 $71,060
Colorado $38,110 $46,850 $86,860 $57,520
Florida $26,190 $38,990 $126,250 $54,330
Georgia $27,420 $56,120 $127,450 $65,290
Illinois $36,870 $75,820 $174,130 $93,850
Indiana $27,130 $51,770 $81,720 $53,110
Kansas $27,490 $45,600 $96,190 $56,050
Maine $40,240 $80,270 $115,420 $79,250
Massachusetts $40,930 $69,660 $108,380 $72,060
Michigan $25,820 $48,490 $101,550 $60,080
Minnesota $23,240 $52,240 $109,200 $60,080
Missouri $32,070 $60,760 $145,020 $78,300
New Hampshire $22,770 $52,660 $144,710 $72,330
New Jersey $28,630 $55,560 $118,760 $66,080
New Mexico $24,070 $65,860 $118,500 $65,630
New York $37,400 $68,880 $143,910 $81,450
North Carolina $22,840 $51,920 $94,160 $55,750
Ohio $40,780 $67,050 $106,420 $69,690
Oregon $33,650 $60,640 $95,040 $63,680
Pennsylvania $32,820 $45,670 $91,670 $55,930
South Carolina $25,410 $39,100 $81,240 $42,770
Texas $34,460 $53,680 $92,910 $59,750
Utah $19,840 $40,770 $72,530 $43,780
Vermont $18,620 $51,900 $90,730 $53,160
Virginia $30,670 $37,130 $73,420 $47,070
Washington $30,300 $62,860 $119,430 $69,720