Fashion designers

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Total Workforce
19.8k
Average Age
35
Average Salary
$62,481
Average Male Salary
$114,187
Average Female Salary
$52,772

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Fashion designers are most often employed by the Clothing stores industry. The average yearly wage for Fashion designers was $62,481 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Fashion designers by wage are Buyers & purchasing agents, farm products, Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, and Computer support specialists.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Fashion designers are Greenpoint & Williamsburg PUMA, NY. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Fashion designers are Greenpoint & Williamsburg PUMA, NY.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Fashion designers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Clothing stores is the industry that employs the most Fashion designers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Fashion designers, by average wage, is Cut and sew, and apparel accessories and other apparel manufacturing. Fashion designers are paid most in Greenpoint & Williamsburg PUMA, NY but are relatively concentrated in Greenpoint & Williamsburg PUMA, NY.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$62,481
AVERAGE SALARY
± $17,160

In 2018, Fashion designers earned an average of $62,481, $8,592 more than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Computer support specialists make somewhat more than Fashion designers while Buyers & purchasing agents, farm products make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Fashion designers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.399
WAGE GINI

In 2018, Fashion designers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.399, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Fashion designers (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Fashion designers.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Fashion designers

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Fashion designers.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Fashion designers, by number of employees, are Clothing stores, Specialized design services, and Cut and sew, and apparel accessories and other apparel manufacturing.

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Industries by Share

19.8k
2018 Workforce
± 3,456

This graphic shows the share of Fashion designers employed by various industries. Clothing stores employs the largest share of Fashion designers at  25.3%, followed by Specialized design services with 24.4% and Cut and sew, and apparel accessories and other apparel manufacturing with 9.99%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Fashion designers in the US. The average age of male Fashion designers in the workforce is 37.6 and of female Fashion designers is 34.5, and the most common race/ethnicity for Fashion designers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

3.13k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 1,374
16.7k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 3,171

84.2% of Fashion designers are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Fashion designers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Fashion designers
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

54.4% of Fashion designers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 17.1% of Fashion designers, Asian (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Fashion designers.

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Age by Gender

37.6
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 5.73
34.5
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 2.47

The median age of Fashion designers is 35, and Male employees are generally 3.13 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Fashion designers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Fashion designers is Visual & Performing Arts but a relatively high number of Fashion designers hold a major in Visual & Performing Arts.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degree-majorss. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree-majors obtained.
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