What is the average starting fashion designer salary?

The average starting fashion designer salary as of 2010 is approximately $32,000 per year. When you start out as a fashion designer for a design company, there is a good chance that they will offer you a minimal salary. This business rewards experience more than many other industries. As you become established and develop a reputation for yourself as a designer, they will increase your salary. Fashion designers in the top 10 percent of the salary range earn more than $125,000 per year. If you are self-employed, your salary will typically depend considerably on how many clients you have.