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

2.9% Jobs Projection
$79,110 Median Salary
750 Job Openings

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

  • Projected employment for Fashion Designers in New York is growing slower than average.

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

How Many Fashion Designers Work in New York?

There were approximately 7,550 workers employed as Fashion Designers in this state in 2018.

There were 6,710 Fashion Designers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 840 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for New York

Jobs for Fashion Designers in this state are growing at a rate of 2.9% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 2.5%.


New York Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 750 annual job openings, and 8,050 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 York?

In 2018 wages for Fashion Designers ranged from $44,680 to $167,310 with $79,110 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $21.48 to $80.44. The median hourly rate was $38.03.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $37.87 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.16.

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


Top New York 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

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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