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Highest Paying States for Fashion Designers

The highest paying states 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 states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $84,930, Georgia is the highest paying state for fashion designers. It is followed by New York (average annual salary $78,770). 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 state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Fashion Designers

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 Georgia
$84,930
$23,470 430
2 New York
$78,770
$42,710 6,710
3 Massachusetts
$75,360
$45,240 420
4 Oregon
$70,020
$37,630 440
5 Maine
$69,860
$45,780 90
6 Louisiana
$67,700
$35,140 30
7 Connecticut
$67,100
$34,810 30
8 Vermont
$66,810
$36,190 30
9 California
$66,220
$30,930 6,540
10 Utah
$65,830
$25,280 70
11 Illinois
$64,700
$31,950 300
12 New Hampshire
$61,910
$33,260 50
13 Washington
$61,740
$40,380 360
14 Ohio
$60,770
$30,200 170
15 Indiana
$59,710
$36,360 60
16 North Carolina
$58,720
$34,380 220
17 Kansas
$58,690
$38,040 140
18 New Mexico
$57,760
$41,590 60
19 Tennessee
$56,800
$31,440 70
20 Arkansas
$56,110
$32,340 0
21 Kentucky
$56,010
$23,290 70
22 Pennsylvania
$54,140
$34,060 210
23 New Jersey
$53,210
$28,890 300
24 Michigan
$53,170
$23,270 250
25 Idaho
$52,490
$27,410 50
26 Texas
$51,700
$36,250 500
27 Colorado
$51,540
$26,120 110
28 Minnesota
$50,710
$32,140 70
29 Wisconsin
$49,500
$26,730 190
30 Florida
$48,720
$18,990 520
31 South Carolina
$47,190
$27,040 30
32 Alabama
$46,530
$26,700 40
33 Maryland
$41,710
$27,800 40
34 Virginia
$41,260
$33,660 50
35 Hawaii
$41,230
$23,850 60
36 Missouri
$33,320
$17,220 100
37 Arizona
$30,090
$25,250 40

Note: some states are missing from this table because the median salary information of fashion designers in those states is not available at this time.

See also: Highest paying industries for fashion designers, Top Paying Jobs in America.