Fashion Designers in California
Want to work in California as a Fashion Designer? Read this first!
You’re in luck! Jobs for Fashion Designers in California are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.
Projected employment for Fashion Designers in California is growing slower than average.
Fashion Designers in California earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.
How Many Fashion Designers Work in California?
In 2018, there were 6,480 Fashion Designers working in the state.
There were 6,540 Fashion Designers employed in this state in 2017.
That’s a decline of 60 jobs between 2017 and 2018.
The typical state has 110 Fashion Designers working in it, which means California has more Fashion Designers than average.
Job Projections for California
Jobs for Fashion Designers in this state are growing at a rate of 3.7% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 2.5%.
California Annual Job Openings
The BLS is projecting 780 annual Fashion Designers job openings in California, and 8,400 total jobs in the year 2026.
Nationwide, the prediction is 2,300 annual jobs and 24,400 total jobs in 2026.
What do Fashion Designers Make in California?
In 2018 wages for Fashion Designers ranged from $34,810 to $186,630 with $78,680 being the median annual salary.
Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $16.73 to $89.73. The median hourly rate was $37.83.
Workers in this field were paid a median of $31.84 an hour in 2017.
The hourly rate grew by $5.99.
The median salary in California is higher than the nationwide median salary.
Top California Metros for Fashion Designers
The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Fashion Designers.
|Metro||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
|Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA||5,350||$77,950|
|San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA||500||$85,060|
|San Diego-Carlsbad, CA||150||$67,080|
|Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA||130||$92,120|
|Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA||130||n/a|
|San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA||50||$62,260|
Top States for Fashion Designers Employment
View the list below to see where most Fashion Designers work.
|State||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
Below are the states where Fashion Designers get paid the most:
|State||Annual Median Salary|
Related Careers in CA
You may also be interested in the following careers:
|Occupation||CA Employment Total|
|Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers||16,780|
|Commercial and Industrial Designers||4,090|
|Set and Exhibit Designers||2,650|
- Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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