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Fashion Designers Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for fashion designers in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of fashion designers among California cities is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Fashion Designers in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31,630
25th Percentile Wage
$44,370
50th Percentile Wage
$66,820
75th Percentile Wage
$94,370
90th Percentile Wage
$134,390

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for fashion designers in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $134,390. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $66,820. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $31,630.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$15.21
25th Percentile Wage
$21.33
50th Percentile Wage
$32.11
75th Percentile Wage
$45.37
90th Percentile Wage
$64.61

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for fashion designers in California in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $64.61. The median hourly salary is $32.11. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $15.21.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of fashion designers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201666,8202.63%4.77%
201565,060-1.94%-
201466,3202.34%-
201364,7701.76%-
201263,630--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Fashion Designers in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of fashion designers in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of fashion designers in state of California ranges from $47,180 to $71,150. The highest paying area for fashion designers in California is Oakland-Fremont-Hayward with a median annual salary of $71,150. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale (mean annual salary $69,880). The lowest paying area is Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario with a median annual salary of $47,180.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$71,150
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$69,880
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$66,630
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$62,600
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$54,730
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$54,060
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$50,120
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$47,850
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$47,180



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