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Fashion Designers in Washington

Considering a career as a Fashion Designer in Washington?

8.2% Jobs Projection
$61,340 Median Salary
50 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Fashion Designers Work in Washington?

There were approximately 500 workers employed as Fashion Designers in this state in 2018.

There were 360 Fashion Designers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 140 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Fashion Designers in WA Employment Trend

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

Fashion Designers in WA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Washington

Jobs for Fashion Designers in this state are growing at a rate of 8.2% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 2.5%.

Job Projections for Fashion Designers: Nation vs. WA

Washington Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 50 annual Fashion Designers job openings in Washington, and 530 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 Washington?

In 2018 wages for Fashion Designers ranged from $39,900 to $102,460 with $61,340 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $19.18 to $49.26. The median hourly rate was $29.49.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $29.68 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate declined by $0.19.

The median salary in Washington is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Fashion Designers Earnings: WA vs. National Average

Top Washington 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
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 480 $69,450
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 480 $61,510

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

You may also be interested in the following careers:

Occupation WA Employment Total
Graphic Designers 5,060
Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 2,230
Interior Designers 1,370
Floral Designers 1,130
Commercial and Industrial Designers 360
Set and Exhibit Designers 160


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