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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 Massachusetts (average annual salary $79,600). 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 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
$23,470 260
2 Massachusetts
$79,600
$45,220 360
3 New York
$71,220
$41,520 7,590
4 Ohio
$69,970
$40,090 390
5 California
$66,820
$31,630 6,610
6 Vermont
$66,810
$36,190 30
7 Indiana
$66,220
$35,620 40
8 Utah
$65,830
$25,280 50
9 Maine
$63,300
$29,180 70
10 New Hampshire
$61,910
$33,260 90
11 Washington
$61,800
$37,760 280
12 Colorado
$61,170
$30,630 120
13 Kansas
$56,420
$33,280 210
14 Arkansas
$56,110
$32,340 0
15 New Jersey
$53,870
$28,090 290
16 North Carolina
$53,090
$31,210 180
17 Minnesota
$52,780
$34,010 110
18 Pennsylvania
$52,140
$34,350 230
19 Florida
$51,930
$18,310 470
20 Oregon
$49,720
$30,840 240
21 Texas
$49,720
$33,840 460
22 Wisconsin
$49,500
$26,730 140
23 South Carolina
$47,190
$27,040 30
24 Alabama
$46,530
$26,700 40
25 Maryland
$41,710
$27,800 80
26 Virginia
$41,260
$33,660 50
27 Missouri
$33,320
$17,220 130
28 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.