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Fashion Designers in North Carolina

Is North Carolina a good place for you to work as a Fashion Designer?

4.2% Jobs Projection
$67,200 Median Salary
20 Job Openings

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

  • Projected employment for Fashion Designers in North Carolina is growing slower than average.

  • Fashion Designers in North Carolina earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Fashion Designers Work in North Carolina?

In 2018, there were 190 Fashion Designers working in the state.

There were 220 Fashion Designers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 30 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Fashion Designers in NC Employment Trend

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

Fashion Designers in NC vs. the Average State

Job Projections for North Carolina

Jobs for Fashion Designers in this state are growing at a rate of 4.2% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 2.5%.

Job Projections for Fashion Designers: Nation vs. NC

North Carolina Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 20 annual job openings, and a total of 250 jobs for North Carolina Fashion Designers in 2026.

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

What do Fashion Designers Make in North Carolina?

In 2018 wages for Fashion Designers ranged from $41,760 to $102,720 with $67,200 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $20.08 to $49.38. The median hourly rate was $32.31.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $28.23 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $4.08.

The median salary in North Carolina is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Fashion Designers Earnings: NC vs. National Average

Top North Carolina 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
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 80 $69,210

Top States for Fashion Designers Employment

The table below shows the states 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 NC Employment Total
Graphic Designers 6,460
Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 2,610
Interior Designers 1,320
Floral Designers 1,150
Commercial and Industrial Designers 670
Set and Exhibit Designers 110


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