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Fashion Designers Salary in Sector of Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation

The salary statistics of fashion designers in the industry sector of arts, entertainment, and recreation are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare fashion designers salaries in different industries within the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector.

Average Annual Salary of Fashion Designers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27,830
25th Percentile Wage
$35,250
50th Percentile Wage
$46,340
75th Percentile Wage
$67,260
90th Percentile Wage
$101,250

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for fashion designers in the industry sector of arts, entertainment, and recreation. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) fashion designers is $101,250. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $46,340. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid fashion designers is $27,830.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of fashion designers in the industry sector of arts, entertainment, and recreation from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$46,340
3.11% 12.90%
2016
$44,900
12.81% -
2015
$39,150
-1.58% -
2014
$39,770
2.21% -
2013
$38,890
-3.78% -
2012
$40,360
- -

Compare Fashion Designers Salary in Different Industries within the Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation Sector

The average salaries of fashion designers in five industries in the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for fashion designers occupations is the independent artists, writers, and performers industry with an annual salary $64,820. The lowest paying industry is the theater companies and dinner theaters industry (annual salary $43,090). For detailed fashion designers salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers
$64,820
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events
$55,470
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries
$45,650
Performing Arts Companies
$43,740
Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters
$43,090

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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