Should you pick your degree based on future salary?
After graduation, fashion design graduates typically earn high salaries compared to the national average. Top earners make $63,267, while the bottom 20% make closer to $22,102. The median grad salary is $37,394.
Fashion Design graduate salaries over time
The typical early career salary for someone with a bachelor’s degree in fashion design is $51,129, and within five years of graduation, this average salary goes up to $33,932.
This chart maps the average workforce wage by years of experience:
Highest paying jobs for fashion design graduates
The highest paying career for fashion design graduates is fashion designer, with top salaries averaging around $79,888.
As per most recent US census
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