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Fashion Designers


Fashion designers earned average annual salaries of $72,720 in May 2018, according to the U.S Department of Labor. The lowest paid 10 percent earned less than $36,420; the highest paid 10 percent earned more than $155,470. A few highly skilled and well-known designers at top firms earn annual incomes of more than $175,000. Top fashion designers who have successful lines of clothing can earn bonuses that bring their annual incomes into the millions. As designers become well known, they are usually offered a share of the ownership of the company for which they design. Their ownership percentage increases with their reputation.

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