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Fashion Designers Salary Information in Washington

The average annual and hourly salaries for fashion designers in the state of Washington are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of fashion designers among Washington metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Fashion Designers in Washington

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$40,380
25th Percentile Wage
$46,970
50th Percentile Wage
$61,740
75th Percentile Wage
$86,150
90th Percentile Wage
$117,070

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for fashion designers in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $117,070. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $61,740. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $40,380.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of fashion designers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$61,740
-0.10% 11.74%
2016
$61,800
-5.65% -
2014
$65,290
3.72% -
2013
$62,860
13.32% -
2012
$54,490
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Fashion Designers in Washington Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of fashion designers in some Washington cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of fashion designers in state of Washington ranges from $62,440 to $71,040. The highest paying area for fashion designers in Washington is Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro with a median annual salary of $71,040. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Seattle-Bellevue-Everett (mean annual salary $63,380). The lowest paying area is Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue with a median annual salary of $62,440.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$71,040
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$63,380
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$62,440




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