Salaries for fashion designers depend on experience, talent and exposure.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics in the US, the average salary for a fashion designer in 2008 was $61,160. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $32,150, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $124,780. High end designers earn millions.

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  • Fashion designers make around 57,000, but some (like Vera Wang or Gucci) make over 200,000 per year. The chances of getting in that price range is very low though.
  • Median annual earnings for fashion designers were $55,840 in May 2004. The middle 50 percent earned between $38,800 and $77,580. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $27,970, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $112,840.
  • Earnings in fashion design can vary widely based on the employer and years of experience. Starting salaries in fashion design tend to be very low until designers are established in the industry. Salaried fashion designers usually earn higher and more stable incomes than self-employed or freelance designers. However, a few of the most successful self-employed fashion designers may earn many times the salary of the highest paid salaried designers. Self-employed fashion designers must provide their own benefits and retirement.
  • Median annual earnings for salaried fashion designers were $62,610 in May 2006. The middle 50 percent earned between $42,140 and $87,510. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $30,000, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $117,120.
  • Earnings in fashion design can vary widely based on the employer and years of experience. Starting salaries in fashion design tend to be very low until designers are established in the industry. Salaried fashion designers usually earn higher and more stable incomes than self-employed or freelance designers. However, a few of the most successful self-employed fashion designers may earn many times the salary of the highest paid salaried designers. Self-employed fashion designers must provide their own benefits and retirement.
  • They annual salary for a fashion designer will vary greatly, depending on experience skill and qualifications, most should probably expect to earn in the region of $45,000 per year. With less than a years experience the figure would be more like $30,000 and after twenty years it would be more like $75,000. In the UK the figures would be around £20,000 for someone newly qualified and £50,000 for someone experienced.

the annual wage for a fashion designer is 43,000 (starting) – 100,000 (experienced)

$57000 a year