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Fashion Designers in New Jersey

Is New Jersey a good place for you to work as a Fashion Designer?

5.6% Jobs Projection
$59,470 Median Salary
40 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Fashion Designers in New Jersey are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Fashion Designers in New Jersey is growing faster than average.

  • Fashion Designers in New Jersey earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Fashion Designers Work in New Jersey?

There were approximately 290 workers employed as Fashion Designers in this state in 2018.

There were 300 Fashion Designers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 10 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Fashion Designers in NJ Employment Trend

The typical state has 110 Fashion Designers working in it, which means New Jersey has more Fashion Designers than average.

Fashion Designers in NJ vs. the Average State

Job Projections for New Jersey

Jobs for Fashion Designers in this state are growing at a rate of 5.6% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 2.5%.

Job Projections for Fashion Designers: Nation vs. NJ

New Jersey Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 40 annual job openings, and 380 total jobs in 2026 for Fashion Designers in this state.

Nationwide, the prediction is 2,300 annual jobs and 24,400 total jobs in 2026.

What do Fashion Designers Make in New Jersey?

In 2018 wages for Fashion Designers ranged from $33,360 to $139,130 with $59,470 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $16.04 to $66.89. The median hourly rate was $28.59.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $25.58 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $3.01.

The median salary in New Jersey is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Fashion Designers Earnings: NJ vs. National Average

Top New Jersey 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
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 7,590 $78,000
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 40 n/a

Top States for Fashion Designers Employment

View the list below to see where most Fashion Designers work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
New York 7,550 $79,110
California 6,480 $78,680
Florida 540 $48,750
Oregon 500 $67,810
Washington 500 $61,340
Massachusetts 460 $70,770
Georgia 460 $66,500
New Jersey 290 $59,470
Michigan 210 $57,710
Texas 200 $66,110
North Carolina 190 $67,200
Wisconsin 170 $39,040
Colorado 120 $61,440
Tennessee 110 $0
Missouri 110 $0
Maine 100 $72,940
Kansas 90 $52,680
New Hampshire 80 $0
Utah 80 $36,680
Indiana 70 $0

Below are the states where Fashion Designers get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
New York $79,110
California $78,680
Alabama $73,730
Maine $72,940
Massachusetts $70,770
Oregon $67,810
North Carolina $67,200
Connecticut $67,070
Georgia $66,500
Texas $66,110

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Occupation NJ Employment Total
Graphic Designers 5,980
Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 3,040
Interior Designers 1,440
Commercial and Industrial Designers 1,020
Floral Designers 850
Set and Exhibit Designers 130


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