Fashion Merchandising Schools In Alabama

In Alabama, there is only one accredited school where fashion merchandising classes faculty can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the fashion merchandising academic community in Alabama, and the future trends in fashion merchandising training at the fashion merchandising certificate level.


  1. Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus

    3060 Wilson Rd SW, Birmingham, Alabama 35221-1717

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Professional Trends

Alabama Vs. National Fashion Merchandising Employment

Alabama 83,240
National 5,852,730

Of all of the fashion merchandising professionals in the country, nearly 1% are in the state of Alabama.

Employment Growth for Fashion merchandising professionals In Alabama

89,700 88,600 89,150 85,440 83,240
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of fashion merchandising professionals is shrinking in Alabama. 6,460 less fashion merchandising professionals were working in Alabama in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Alabama, this field has shrunk by 7% in four years. This decline is faster than the change in the number of fashion merchandising professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of fashion merchandising professionals has shrunk by 4% from 2006 to 2010.

Fashion Merchandising VS. All Professions salaries in Alabama

$49,538 $51,383 $54,588 $55,215 $57,510
$39,917 $41,500 $42,923 $44,323 $46,099
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Fashion Merchandising
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Alabama, as the number of fashion merchandising professionals is declining, the salaries earned by fashion merchandising professionals are increasing. The mean salary for fashion merchandising professionals in 2006 was $49,538 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $57,510 per year.

Salary percentiles for Fashion merchandising professionals in Alabama

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Thus, fashion merchandising professionals' salaries grew by 14% in 4 years. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In the state of Alabama, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of fashion merchandising. The pay differential between the highest paid fashion merchandising professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 165%

Average Salaries for Fashion merchandising professionals and related professions in Alabama

Business Administration
Business Management
Fashion Design
Fashion Marketing
Fashion Merchandising
International Business
Small Business

In Alabama, fashion merchandising professionals make, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Fashion Merchandising programs available for each degree type for all schools in Alabama


As the number of fashion merchandising professionals is decreasing in Alabama state, the number of students graduating from the only accredited fashion merchandising school in Alabama state is decreasing.

There was a decrease in the number of fashion merchandising school degree or certificate graduates in Alabama by 100%. 100% of these graduates received an undergraduate certificate in fashion merchandising.

Fashion Merchandising Faculty Salaries in Alabama

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