Fashion Merchandising Schools In California

In California, there are 8 accredited schools where fashion merchandising classes faculty can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in fashion merchandising in the state of California, which encompasses fashion merchandising training at the following levels:

  • Fashion Merchandising Certificate
  • Associates degree in Fashion Merchandising
  • Bachelors degree in Fashion Merchandising


Schools

  1. FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles

    919 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, California 90015-1421

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  2. Fashion Careers College

    1923 Morena Blvd, San Diego, California 92110-3555

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  3. FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Francisco

    55 Stockton St, San Francisco, California 94108-5805

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  4. Point Loma Nazarene University

    3900 Lomaland Dr, San Diego, California 92106-2899

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  5. FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Diego

    350 Tenth Avenue, Third Floor, San Diego, California 92101-4903

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  6. The Art Institute of California-Hollywood

    5250 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, California 91601

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  7. The Art Institute of California_??_??_Sunnyvale

    1120 Kifer Rd, Sunnyvale, California 94086

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

California Vs. National Fashion Merchandising Employment

California 640,670
National 5,852,730

Approximately 11% of the country's fashion merchandising professionals work in California state.

Employment Growth for Fashion merchandising professionals In California

703,990 719,190 715,650 666,760 640,670
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In California, the field of fashion merchandising is shrinking. 63,320 less fashion merchandising professionals were working in California in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 9% decline in the field. This is faster than the trend for fashion merchandising professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of fashion merchandising professionals has shrunk by 4% between 2006 and 2010.

Fashion Merchandising VS. All Professions salaries in California

$55,980 $57,873 $60,278 $61,835 $63,648
$48,885 $52,410 $54,744 $56,285 $57,176
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Fashion Merchandising
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of fashion merchandising professionals is declining, the salaries paid to fashion merchandising professionals are increasing in California. Fashion merchandising professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $55,980 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $63,648 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Fashion merchandising professionals in California

10th percentile
$37,668
25th percentile
$46,185
50th percentile
$59,158
75th percentile
$76,358
90th percentile
$95,645

This represents a growth in salaries of 12%. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. Within the field of fashion merchandising, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid fashion merchandising professionals earning 154% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in California state.

Average Salaries for Fashion merchandising professionals and related professions in California

Advertising
$91,762
Business Administration
$106,637
Business Management
$121,280
Fashion
$58,177
Fashion Design
$72,500
Fashion Marketing
$84,310
Fashion Merchandising
$63,648
International Business
$102,440
Marketing
$100,852
Small Business
$128,440

Fashion merchandising professionals in California earn, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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

associate
5
bachelor
4
master
0
doctor
0
Certificate
1
Total10

The number of students graduating from the 8 accredited fashion merchandising schools in California is increasing. In California, there were 797 graduates in 2006. And there were 1,088 graduates from fashion merchandising courses in 2010.

Thus there was a 37% percent increase in the number of fashion merchandising school degree or certificate graduates in California. Most of these graduates, or 50%, earned an associate's degree in fashion merchandising.

Fashion Merchandising Faculty Salaries in California

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The number of fashion merchandising faculty, growth in the field of fashion merchandising academia and fashion merchandising faculty salaries in California, is all data we are currently in the process of collecting. If you are involved in teaching fashion merchandising courses to students at the certificate in fashion merchandising, associates degree in fashion merchandising, and bachelors degree in fashion merchandising levels, please anonymously submit your information in the field below. By doing so, you will be helping us build a valuable database resource for the benefit of current and future fashion merchandising faculty in California. Once you submit your information, you will get a chance to see an overview of what we have learned thus far from you and your peers.

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