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Fashion Design Schools
In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

In Philadelphia, there are 4 fashion design schools where fashion design faculty can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in fashion design in the city of Philadelphia, which encompasses fashion design training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Philadelphia Vs. Pennsylvania Fashion Design Employment

Philadelphia 60
Pennsylvania 160

Of the 160 fashion design professionals employed in Pennsylvania, 60 work in Philadelphia. Between 2006 and 2010, the number of fashion design professionals in Philadelphia has shrunk by 50%. As the employment for fashion design professionals in Philadelphia has decreased, overall employment in Philadelphia has increased.

Philadelphia Vs. Pennsylvania Fashion Design employment growth

360 260 280 220 160
120 160 140 90 60
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Pennsylvania
  • Dark Yellow: Philadelphia

Fashion Design VS. All professions salaries in Philadelphia

$52,970 $52,950 $49,430 $48,890 $51,350
$43,010 $44,460 $46,450 $48,340 $49,280
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Fashion Design in Philadelphia
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Philadelphia

As the number of fashion design professionals in Philadelphia has shrunk, salaries for fashion design professionals have also decreased. In 2010 an average salary of $51,350 per year was earned by fashion design professionals in Philadelphia. Four years earlier in 2006, fashion design professionals in Philadelphia made an average salary of $52,970 per year. The decline in the salary of fashion design professionals in Philadelphia is slower than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Fashion design professionals in Philadelphia

10th percentile
25th percentile
50th percentile
75th percentile
90th percentile

Fashion design professionals in Philadelphia make a median yearly salary of $45,500. The 10% of fashion design professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $22,910 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately 251% higher salaries.

Average Salaries for Fashion design professionals and related professions in Philadelphia

Graphic Design
Fashion Design
Fashion Merchandising
Fashion Marketing

Fashion design professional salaries in Philadelphia are, on average, lower than salaries earned for professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Fashion Design schools in Philadelphia


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

Fashion Design Programs Offered In Philadelphia


There are a total of 6 degree and certificate programs in fashion design offered by Philadelphia's fashion design schools.

Student Completed Fashion Design Degrees In Philadelphia


Approximately 168 students graduated from fashion design courses in 2010.

Fashion Design Faculty Salaries in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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