Fashion Schools
In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The city of Philadelphia has 4 schools where fashion faculty can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the fashion academic community in Philadelphia, and the future trends. Academia in fashion includes fashion training at the following levels:

  • Associates degree in Fashion
  • Bachelors degree in Fashion
  • Masters degree in Fashion


Professional Trends

Philadelphia Vs. Pennsylvania Fashion Employment

Philadelphia 61,620
Pennsylvania 204,970

Of the 204,970 fashion professionals employed in Pennsylvania, 61,620 work in Philadelphia. Between 2006 and 2010, in Philadelphia, there has been a 12% decline in the number of fashion professionals. As the employment for fashion professionals in Philadelphia has decreased, overall employment in Philadelphia has increased.

Philadelphia Vs. Pennsylvania Fashion employment growth

214,280 219,240 225,290 216,060 204,970
69,740 69,300 70,120 65,180 61,620
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Pennsylvania
  • Dark Yellow: Philadelphia

Fashion VS. All professions salaries in Philadelphia

$48,454 $49,575 $52,420 $54,265 $55,056
$43,010 $44,460 $46,450 $48,340 $49,280
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Fashion in Philadelphia
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Philadelphia

Salaries for fashion professionals in Philadelphia have increased. Philadelphia fashion professionals made $55,056 per year, on average, in 2010. Fashion professionals in Philadelphia made a yearly average salary of $48,454, four years earlier in 2006. The growth in the salary of fashion professionals in Philadelphia is slower than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Fashion professionals in Philadelphia

10th percentile
25th percentile
50th percentile
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90th percentile

Fashion professionals in Philadelphia earn a median salary of $49,921 per year. The 10% of fashion professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $29,880 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately $66,246 per year.

Average Salaries for Fashion professionals and related professions in Philadelphia

Fashion Design
Fashion Merchandising
Fashion Marketing

On average fashion professionals in Philadelphia earn salaries that are lower than the salaries earned by other professionals in Philadelphia.

Educational Trends

Fashion schools in Philadelphia


Many of Philadelphia's fashion professionals are graduates of one of the 4 accredited fashion schools in the city.

Fashion Programs Offered In Philadelphia


Philadelphia's fashion schools offer 11 fashion degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Fashion Degrees In Philadelphia


Approximately 391 students graduated from fashion courses in 2010.

Fashion Faculty Salaries in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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