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Fashion Merchandising Schools In Washington State

In Washington State, there are 5 accredited schools where fashion merchandising classes faculty can find employment. The trends in Washington State's fashion merchandising academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in fashion merchandising includes fashion merchandising training at the following levels:


  1. Central Washington University

    400 East University Way, Ellensburg, Washington 98926-7501

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  2. Edmonds Community College

    20000 68th Ave W, Lynnwood, Washington 98036-5912

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  3. Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom

    9401 Farwest Dr SW, Lakewood, Washington 98498-1999

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  4. Shoreline Community College

    16101 Greenwood Ave N, Shoreline, Washington 98133-5696

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  5. Spokane Falls Community College

    3410 W Fort George Wright Dr, Spokane, Washington 99224-5288

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Professional Trends

Washington State Vs. National Fashion Merchandising Employment

Washington State 127,780
National 5,852,730

Of all of the fashion merchandising professionals in the country, nearly 2% are in the state of Washington State.

Employment Growth for Fashion merchandising professionals In Washington State

120,340 120,220 124,370 122,460 127,780
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of fashion merchandising professionals is growing in Washington State. In 2010 there were 7,440 more fashion merchandising professionals working in Washington State than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of fashion merchandising professionals has grown by 6%. This growth is faster than the national trend for fashion merchandising professionals which shows a 4% decrease in the number of fashion merchandising professionals working around the nation.

Fashion Merchandising VS. All Professions salaries in Washington State

$57,835 $59,218 $59,945 $59,182 $61,125
$48,545 $50,054 $51,159 $52,682 $54,489
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Fashion Merchandising
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Washington State, as the number of fashion merchandising professionals is growing, the salaries earned by fashion merchandising professionals are increasing. In 2006 fashion merchandising professionals made a mean salary of $57,835 per year, and in 2010 they made $61,125 per year.

Salary percentiles for Fashion merchandising professionals in Washington State

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Thus, fashion merchandising professionals' salaries grew by 5% in 4 years. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. There is a 147% pay differential between the highest paid fashion merchandising professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of fashion merchandising in Washington State.

Average Salaries for Fashion merchandising professionals and related professions in Washington State

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

In Washington State, fashion merchandising professionals earn, on average, less than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Fashion Merchandising programs available for each degree type for all schools in Washington State


As the number of fashion merchandising professionals is increasing in Washington State state, the number of students graduating from the 5 accredited fashion merchandising schools in Washington State state is decreasing. In 2006 there were 66 fashion merchandising graduates from fashion merchandising courses in Washington State and in 2010 there were 21 graduates.

Thus there was a 68% percent decrease in the number of fashion merchandising school degree or certificate graduates in Washington State. 50% of these graduates received a undergraduate certificate in fashion merchandising.

Fashion Merchandising Faculty Salaries in Washington State

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