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How much does a Fashion Designer make in the United States?

Average Fashion Designer Hourly Wage in the United States

Fashion Designers earn a median hourly wage of $31.33. Hourly wages typically start from $16.22 and go up to $62.53.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

Average Fashion Designer Yearly Salary in the United States

Fashion Designers earn a median salary of $65,170 per year. Salaries typically start from $33,740 and go up to $130,050.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Employment Type Mix

63%
Full-Time
38%
Part-Time

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Salary Satisfaction

2.8
SCORE
642
RATINGS
Fashion Designers average a score of 2.8 out of 5 on our salary satisfaction scale. This places Fashion Designers in the 30th percentile of salary satisfaction.

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Fashion Designer Earnings by Seniority

Top End Fashion Designer Earnings

The highest earning Fashion Designers in the United States earn:

$62.53
an hour
$130,050
per year
Senior Fashion Designer Earnings

Senior Fashion Designers in the United States earn:

$44.49
an hour
$92,550
per year
Experienced Fashion Designer Earnings

Experienced Fashion Designers in the United States earn:

$31.33
an hour
$65,170
per year
Junior Fashion Designer Earnings

Junior Fashion Designers in the United States earn:

$22.12
an hour
$46,020
per year
Starting Fashion Designer Earnings

Starting Fashion Designers in the United States earn:

$16.22
an hour
$33,740
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Fashion Designer salary comparison

Fashion Designers earn more than 78% percent of Arts careers. Fashion Designer salaries are in the top 65% of all careers in the United States.

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Fashion Designer Salary $65k
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Source:

Historical salary for Fashion Designers in the United States

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

Fashion Designer salary by state

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics
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