Becoming a Fashion Professional via Online Education?

At the very least, online education can help you lay a foundation and/or open up alternate career paths. Penn Foster Career School is a US school (accredited) offering fashion courses to train individuals to become top-notch fashion professionals, fashion merchandisers, marketers, fashion models, models, fashion marketers, fashion retailers, retailers, etc. Currently, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics there are 15,780 people employed as fashion designers alone in America, and their average annual salary is $74,410. Advertising and promotions managers make on average $97,670 per year and there are about 35,760 of them employed today. Colleges and universities like Penn Foster Career School that provide online education are successfully launching workers into this field.

Fashion Professional Salary Information

Category: Advertising and promotions managers

Total # Employed in the US 35,760
Average Hourly Wage: $46.96/hr
Hourly Wage Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$19.71 $26.92 $39.6 $58.64 $0.0
Average Yearly Salary $97,670
Yearly Salary Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$40,990 $56,000 $82,370 $121,970 $0
Employment Demographics
% OF WORKERS WITH
< High School Diploma High School Diploma Some College Associate Degree Bachelor Degree Master Degree Doctoral Degree
1.0% 7.7% 12.5% 5.9% 59.9% 12.1% 1.0%
Advertising and promotions managers — WAGES BY STATE, SORTED BY SALARY
STATEAverage Hourly WageAverage Annual Salary
Oklahoma $69.2/hr $143,940
North Dakota $61.43/hr $127,770
Missouri $55.02/hr $114,440
Nebraska $52.79/hr $109,810
Montana $52.27/hr $108,720
Colorado $49.41/hr $102,780
Idaho $49.02/hr $101,960
Hawaii $48.71/hr $101,310
Tennessee $47.1/hr $97,960
Florida $46.31/hr $96,330
Connecticut $46.22/hr $96,140
Delaware $45.89/hr $95,440
District of Columbia $45.28/hr $94,180
Utah $44.84/hr $93,270
Guam $43.43/hr $90,340
South Carolina $42.91/hr $89,260
Oregon $42.51/hr $88,430
Mississippi $41.12/hr $85,530
Kentucky $40.54/hr $84,320
Indiana $39.93/hr $83,060
Virginia $39.56/hr $82,290
Alabama $39.45/hr $82,060
California $38.9/hr $80,920
Wyoming $38.67/hr $80,430
Arkansas $38.53/hr $80,140
New Hampshire $37.07/hr $77,100
Kansas $37/hr $76,950
Puerto Rico $36.06/hr $75,010
Louisiana $35.83/hr $74,530
New York $35.36/hr $73,540
Washington $35.18/hr $73,170
New Mexico $33.5/hr $69,690
Maine $33.28/hr $69,210
Alaska $30.97/hr $64,420
Ohio $30/hr $62,390
Massachusetts $29.72/hr $61,810
Wisconsin $29.52/hr $61,400
North Carolina $29.27/hr $60,870
Iowa $29.24/hr $60,810
Nevada $29.02/hr $60,370
Michigan $28.58/hr $59,440
South Dakota $27.96/hr $58,160
Maryland $27.65/hr $57,520
New Jersey $26.36/hr $54,840


Category: Fashion designers

Total # Employed in the US 15,780
Average Hourly Wage: $35.78/hr
Hourly Wage Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$15.54 $21.21 $30.9 $43.28 $62.93
Average Yearly Salary $74,410
Yearly Salary Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$32,320 $44,110 $64,260 $90,020 $130,900
Employment Demographics
% OF WORKERS WITH
< High School Diploma High School Diploma Some College Associate Degree Bachelor Degree Master Degree Doctoral Degree
2.7% 13.0% 19.3% 14.1% 42.5% 7.1% 1.1%
Fashion designers — WAGES BY STATE, SORTED BY SALARY
STATEAverage Hourly WageAverage Annual Salary
North Carolina $41.08/hr $85,460
Michigan $39.2/hr $81,540
Colorado $39.18/hr $81,490
Delaware $38.98/hr $81,070
Oklahoma $38.37/hr $79,800
Wisconsin $38.32/hr $79,700
North Dakota $34.41/hr $71,570
Connecticut $32.66/hr $67,930
Maine $31.36/hr $65,230
Oregon $28.93/hr $60,180
Wyoming $27.9/hr $58,030
Tennessee $27.27/hr $56,720
Idaho $27.14/hr $56,450
South Carolina $27.14/hr $56,460
Hawaii $24.93/hr $51,840
Missouri $24.74/hr $51,460
Utah $24.65/hr $51,270
Montana $24.64/hr $51,240
Nebraska $24.59/hr $51,150
Kansas $23.17/hr $48,200
Washington $21.48/hr $44,680
Kentucky $21.25/hr $44,210
Indiana $21.17/hr $44,040
New Hampshire $19.52/hr $40,610
New York $19.22/hr $39,970
Iowa $18.57/hr $38,620
Mississippi $18.13/hr $37,710


Category: Merchandise displayers and window trimmers

Total # Employed in the US 61,280
Average Hourly Wage: $13.69/hr
Hourly Wage Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$8.28 $10.04 $12.49 $15.84 $20.4
Average Yearly Salary $28,480
Yearly Salary Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$17,220 $20,880 $25,970 $32,950 $42,440
Employment Demographics
% OF WORKERS WITH
< High School Diploma High School Diploma Some College Associate Degree Bachelor Degree Master Degree Doctoral Degree
2.7% 13.0% 19.3% 14.1% 42.5% 7.1% 1.1%
Merchandise displayers and window trimmers — WAGES BY STATE, SORTED BY SALARY
STATEAverage Hourly WageAverage Annual Salary
Virginia $18.36/hr $38,180
North Dakota $16.42/hr $34,140
Oklahoma $16.07/hr $33,430
California $16.04/hr $33,370
Puerto Rico $15.72/hr $32,710
Nebraska $15.16/hr $31,520
Missouri $15.14/hr $31,480
Mississippi $14.9/hr $31,000
Tennessee $14.85/hr $30,890
Florida $14.67/hr $30,510
Ohio $14.43/hr $30,010
Delaware $14.33/hr $29,800
Guam $14.3/hr $29,750
North Carolina $14.12/hr $29,360
Colorado $14/hr $29,120
Hawaii $13.97/hr $29,050
Alaska $13.71/hr $28,520
Kansas $13.62/hr $28,340
Oregon $13.6/hr $28,290
Michigan $13.45/hr $27,980
New York $13.43/hr $27,940
Maine $13.43/hr $27,940
Arkansas $13.4/hr $27,860
Indiana $13.35/hr $27,760
Massachusetts $13.25/hr $27,560
Wisconsin $13.18/hr $27,420
South Carolina $13.18/hr $27,410
Utah $13.09/hr $27,230
Nevada $13/hr $27,040
Iowa $12.95/hr $26,930
New Hampshire $12.94/hr $26,910
District of Columbia $12.94/hr $26,920
New Mexico $12.84/hr $26,710
Kentucky $12.78/hr $26,580
Connecticut $12.75/hr $26,520
Louisiana $12.7/hr $26,420
Maryland $12.62/hr $26,250
Washington $12.51/hr $26,020
Wyoming $12.49/hr $25,980
Pennsylvania $12.26/hr $25,500
South Dakota $12.12/hr $25,210
Montana $12.03/hr $25,030
Idaho $11.94/hr $24,840
Alabama $11.77/hr $24,480
New Jersey $11.09/hr $23,070
West Virginia $9.93/hr $20,660


Category: Retail salespersons

Total # Employed in the US 4,209,500
Average Hourly Wage: $11.84/hr
Hourly Wage Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$7.41 $8.28 $9.74 $13.11 $18.49
Average Yearly Salary $24,630
Yearly Salary Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$15,420 $17,220 $20,260 $27,270 $38,460
Employment Demographics
% OF WORKERS WITH
< High School Diploma High School Diploma Some College Associate Degree Bachelor Degree Master Degree Doctoral Degree
7.5% 32.0% 27.3% 8.7% 20.5% 3.3% 0.6%
Retail salespersons — WAGES BY STATE, SORTED BY SALARY
STATEAverage Hourly WageAverage Annual Salary
Hawaii $12.93/hr $26,900
Puerto Rico $12.88/hr $26,800
Oklahoma $12.86/hr $26,750
Delaware $12.84/hr $26,710
Connecticut $12.76/hr $26,540
Indiana $12.46/hr $25,930
North Dakota $12.42/hr $25,840
Florida $12.42/hr $25,830
Michigan $12.36/hr $25,700
Pennsylvania $12.32/hr $25,630
Colorado $12.31/hr $25,590
Alaska $12.31/hr $25,610
Tennessee $12.3/hr $25,590
North Carolina $12.25/hr $25,470
Arkansas $12.25/hr $25,470
Missouri $12.23/hr $25,430
Virginia $12.12/hr $25,220
New York $12.11/hr $25,180
Utah $12.04/hr $25,030
Montana $11.97/hr $24,910
New Jersey $11.87/hr $24,690
Louisiana $11.84/hr $24,630
Kansas $11.79/hr $24,510
District of Columbia $11.76/hr $24,460
Mississippi $11.76/hr $24,450
New Hampshire $11.7/hr $24,340
Guam $11.56/hr $24,040
South Carolina $11.46/hr $23,840
Washington $11.28/hr $23,470
Iowa $11.24/hr $23,380
Ohio $11.22/hr $23,340
Maine $11.2/hr $23,300
Idaho $11.17/hr $23,240
Wyoming $11.15/hr $23,190
Nevada $11.11/hr $23,120
Oregon $11.07/hr $23,030
Wisconsin $11.04/hr $22,970
Nebraska $10.98/hr $22,830
Alabama $10.95/hr $22,780
Massachusetts $10.93/hr $22,720
South Dakota $10.93/hr $22,740
Kentucky $10.88/hr $22,630
New Mexico $10.86/hr $22,590
West Virginia $10.78/hr $22,430
California $10.54/hr $21,920
Maryland $10.47/hr $21,790


Category: Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products

Total # Employed in the US 1,409,780
Average Hourly Wage: $29.52/hr
Hourly Wage Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$12.69 $17.29 $24.48 $35.72 $51.02
Average Yearly Salary $61,400
Yearly Salary Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$26,390 $35,950 $50,920 $74,310 $106,130
Employment Demographics
% OF WORKERS WITH
< High School Diploma High School Diploma Some College Associate Degree Bachelor Degree Master Degree Doctoral Degree
3.0% 18.6% 23.2% 8.1% 39.8% 6.6% 0.7%
Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products — WAGES BY STATE, SORTED BY SALARY
STATEAverage Hourly WageAverage Annual Salary
Delaware $36.31/hr $75,520
Oklahoma $34.61/hr $71,990
Nebraska $34.09/hr $70,910
North Dakota $33.65/hr $69,990
Missouri $33.44/hr $69,560
Virginia $31.87/hr $66,290
Mississippi $31.68/hr $65,890
Kansas $31.53/hr $65,590
Colorado $31.39/hr $65,280
Florida $31.39/hr $65,290
District of Columbia $31.38/hr $65,260
Connecticut $30.77/hr $64,000
North Carolina $30.4/hr $63,240
Utah $30.25/hr $62,920
Tennessee $29.92/hr $62,240
Idaho $29.03/hr $60,370
Montana $28.7/hr $59,690
New York $28.53/hr $59,340
Wyoming $28.47/hr $59,220
Maine $28.46/hr $59,200
South Carolina $28.29/hr $58,850
New Hampshire $28.04/hr $58,310
Arkansas $27.89/hr $58,000
Kentucky $27.83/hr $57,880
Maryland $27.71/hr $57,640
California $27.37/hr $56,930
Washington $27.36/hr $56,900
Hawaii $27.21/hr $56,590
Wisconsin $27.04/hr $56,230
Louisiana $26.86/hr $55,870
Guam $26.64/hr $55,420
Puerto Rico $26.27/hr $54,640
New Mexico $25.91/hr $53,900
Alaska $25.47/hr $52,990
Alabama $25.37/hr $52,780
Massachusetts $25.32/hr $52,660
Ohio $25.13/hr $52,270
Nevada $25.09/hr $52,190
Oregon $24.94/hr $51,870
Michigan $24.92/hr $51,830
West Virginia $23.42/hr $48,710
Pennsylvania $22.94/hr $47,710
South Dakota $22.76/hr $47,330
Iowa $22.33/hr $46,450
Indiana $22.14/hr $46,060
New Jersey $21.63/hr $44,990


Category: Models

Total # Employed in the US 1,510
Average Hourly Wage: $17.51/hr
Hourly Wage Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$8.07 $9.55 $13.14 $17.75 $26.62
Average Yearly Salary $36,420
Yearly Salary Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$16,780 $19,870 $27,330 $36,930 $55,360
Employment Demographics
% OF WORKERS WITH
< High School Diploma High School Diploma Some College Associate Degree Bachelor Degree Master Degree Doctoral Degree
14.2% 36.6% 23.5% 6.9% 14.0% 4.2% 0.5%
Models — WAGES BY STATE, SORTED BY SALARY
STATEAverage Hourly WageAverage Annual Salary
Colorado $20.28/hr $42,180
Connecticut $19.06/hr $39,640
South Carolina $18.32/hr $38,110
Montana $13.56/hr $28,210
Wyoming $12.81/hr $26,640
Tennessee $11.55/hr $24,030
Hawaii $11.02/hr $22,910


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