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Highest Paying Cities for Fashion Designers

The top 63 highest paying cities for fashion designers (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of fashion designers in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $82,830, Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California is the highest paying city for fashion designers. It is followed by Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts (average annual salary $81,940). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [1]. For more salary information of fashion designers in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 63 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Fashion Designers

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California
$82,830
60
2 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$81,940
310
3 New York-Jersey City-White Plains, USA
$77,720
6,500
4 Portsmouth, New Hampshire
$77,150
60
5 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$76,940
6,740
6 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$76,180
400
7 St Louis, Missouri
$74,980
100
8 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$73,220
n/a
9 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$71,040
400
10 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$69,440
90
11 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$68,470
4,340
12 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$68,310
7,030
13 Framingham, Massachusetts
$68,000
50
14 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, USA
$67,790
5,050
15 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$66,630
4,650
16 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$66,270
50
17 Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, Maine
$65,050
40
18 Kansas City, Missouri
$64,920
200
19 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$64,100
230
20 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$63,380
330
21 Columbus, Ohio
$63,320
120
22 Cincinnati-Middletown, Ohio
$63,170
60
23 Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, USA
$62,790
710
24 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$62,600
520
25 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$62,440
340
26 Grand Rapids-Wyoming, Michigan
$62,330
40
27 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas
$62,270
50
28 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$60,450
110
29 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Georgia
$60,420
300
30 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$60,210
660
31 Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, South Carolina
$60,010
100
32 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$59,780
70
33 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida
$59,320
80
34 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$59,250
560
35 Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida
$58,730
40
36 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
$58,120
100
37 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$56,960
110
38 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$55,370
290
39 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$55,220
150
40 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$52,370
260
41 Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$52,000
40
42 Boulder, Colorado
$51,630
60
43 Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania
$50,690
40
44 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$50,420
210
45 West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, Florida
$50,070
50
46 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$49,470
70
47 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wisconsin
$49,150
90
48 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$48,990
230
49 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Michigan
$48,510
160
50 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$47,850
60
51 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$46,080
60
52 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$46,000
30
53 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$45,440
30
54 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$44,150
60
55 Urban Honolulu, USA
$42,740
60
56 Salt Lake City, Utah
$42,330
60
57 Honolulu, Hawaii
$41,670
40
58 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, Tennessee
$40,230
30
59 Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, USA
$38,340
n/a
60 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, Florida
$38,180
300
61 Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, Florida
$37,370
190
62 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$34,060
60
63 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$23,050
n/a
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