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Highest Paying Cities for Fashion Designers

The top 40 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 $82,810, Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts is the highest paying city for fashion designers. It is followed by Columbus, Ohio (average annual salary $81,600). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [1]. For more salary information of fashion designers in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 40 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Fashion Designers

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$82,810
310
2 Columbus, Ohio
$81,600
320
3 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$80,630
330
4 St Louis, Missouri
$74,980
80
5 Salt Lake City, Utah
$71,650
30
6 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$71,150
130
7 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$70,280
7,640
8 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$69,880
4,590
9 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$68,310
7,030
10 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$66,630
4,650
11 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$66,270
50
12 Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, Maine
$65,050
40
13 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$63,760
250
14 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$63,490
260
15 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$62,600
520
16 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$61,030
110
17 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Georgia
$60,420
110
18 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$59,780
70
19 Cincinnati-Middletown, Ohio
$59,680
60
20 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$57,350
60
21 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$55,350
180
22 Kansas City, Missouri
$54,880
200
23 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$54,730
210
24 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wisconsin
$54,620
120
25 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$54,060
570
26 Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$52,000
40
27 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$51,070
230
28 Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania
$50,690
40
29 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$50,120
160
30 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$50,030
90
31 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$49,110
110
32 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
$48,880
100
33 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$48,870
210
34 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$47,850
80
35 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, Florida
$47,180
270
36 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$47,180
220
37 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$46,080
60
38 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$46,000
60
39 Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, Florida
$43,340
190
40 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$34,060
60
See also: Highest paying industries for fashion designers.