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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
$26,890
25th Percentile Wage
$34,490
50th Percentile Wage
$44,900
75th Percentile Wage
$68,920
90th Percentile Wage
$106,880

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 $106,880. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $44,900. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid fashion designers is $26,890.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of fashion designers in the industry sector of arts, entertainment, and recreation from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201644,90012.81%10.11%
201539,150-1.58%-
201439,7702.21%-
201338,890-3.78%-
201240,360--

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

The average salaries of fashion designers in three 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 performing arts, spectator sports, and related industries industry with an annual salary $43,580. The lowest paying industry is the theater companies and dinner theaters industry (annual salary $40,140). For detailed fashion designers salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries
$43,580
Performing Arts Companies
$42,220
Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters
$40,140

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].




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