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Fashion Schools
In Seattle, Washington

The city of Seattle has 3 schools where fashion faculty can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in fashion in the city of Seattle, which encompasses fashion training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Seattle Vs. Washington Fashion Employment

Seattle 53,720
Washington 103,070

Exactly 53,720 of the 103,070 fashion professionals employed in Washington State, work in Seattle. Between 2006 and 2010, the number of fashion professionals in Seattle has grown by 18%. As the employment for fashion professionals in Seattle has increased, overall employment in Seattle has also increased.

Seattle Vs. Washington Fashion employment growth

93,750 92,440 96,310 96,190 103,070
45,460 44,920 47,770 48,930 53,720
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Washington
  • Dark Yellow: Seattle

Fashion VS. All professions salaries in Seattle

$50,967 $55,369 $56,371 $60,007 $69,037
$47,730 $49,890 $51,680 $53,240 $54,610
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Fashion in Seattle
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Seattle

As the number of fashion professionals in Seattle has grown, salaries for fashion professionals have also increased. Seattle fashion professionals made $69,037 per year, on average, in 2010. Four years earlier in 2006, fashion professionals in Seattle made an average salary of $50,967 per year. The growth in the salary of fashion professionals in Seattle is faster than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Fashion professionals in Seattle

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

Seattle fashion professionals earn a median yearly salary of $62,102. The difference in pay between the fashion professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 164%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $36,160 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $95,444 per year.

Average Salaries for Fashion professionals and related professions in Seattle

Fashion Merchandising
Fashion Design
Fashion Marketing

On average fashion professional salaries in Seattle are higher than salaries earned by their professional counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Fashion schools in Seattle


There are 3 accredited fashion schools in the city. Many of Seattle's fashion professionals are graduates of one of these schools.

Fashion Programs Offered In Seattle


There are a total of 7 degree and certificate programs in fashion offered by Seattle's fashion schools.

Student Completed Fashion Degrees In Seattle


In 2010 approximately 114 students completed fashion courses.

Fashion Faculty Salaries in Seattle, Washington

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