Salary for Fashion Designers

Also known as:  Apparel Designer, Clothes Designer, Clothing Designer, Costume Designer, Custom Furrier, Dance Costume Designer, Dress Designer, Fashion Designer, Hat Designer, Sweater Designer

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Fashion designers supervise the drawing, sample cutting, and creation of garments based on their designs. They watch industry trends and incorporate changes in consumer preference into their designs. Some fashion designers may focus on creating entirely original trends, while others adapt existing designs in unique ways for the mass market. These professionals may meet with sales and marketing professionals regarding design ideas, attend fashion shows, and review trade magazines. They are responsible for choosing the color, weight and texture of textiles used in designs, and for selecting accessories to complete them. An Associate's degree is generally required in this field.

A Fashion Designer can get salaries of around 56000 and 84000 based on levels of tenure. Fashion Designers can expect a pay level of Seventy Four Thousand Six Hundred dollars yearly.

Fashion Designers have the best average compensation in New Hampshire, where they receive average compensation of approximating $85460. People with this job title have the best average compensation in Management of Companies and Enterprises, where they earn an average salary rate of $92570.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 16.26 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Fashion Designers tend to make the most in the following industries
Information $92,570
Management of Companies and Enterprises $77,660
Wholesale Trade $75,820
Manufacturing $75,310
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $66,000
Retail Trade $64,970
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $46,850
Educational Services $50,300
Retail Trade $64,970
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $66,000
Manufacturing $75,310
Wholesale Trade $75,820
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