Fashion Designers

risk level
Based on 260 votes
by 2031
or $36.87 hourly
as of 2022

Automation risk

13% (Minimal Risk)

Minimal Risk (0-20%): Occupations in this category have a low probability of being automated, as they typically demand complex problem-solving, creativity, strong interpersonal skills, and a high degree of manual dexterity. These jobs often involve intricate hand movements and precise coordination, making it difficult for machines to replicate the required tasks.

More information on what this score is, and how it is calculated is available here.

Some very important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Originality

Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Social Perceptiveness

  • Negotiation

  • Persuasion

  • Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions

  • Finger Dexterity

User poll

30% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted that there is a small chance this occupation will be replaced. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 13% chance of automation.

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Slow growth relative to other professions.

The number of 'Fashion Designers' job openings is expected to rise 2.5% by 2031

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.


High paid relative to other professions

In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Fashion Designers' was $76,700, or $36.87 per hour

'Fashion Designers' were paid 65.6% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Lower range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 20,560 people employed as Fashion Designers within the United States.

This represents around 0.014% of the employed workforce across the country.

Put another way, around 1 in 7 thousand people are employed as Fashion Designers.

Job description

Design clothing and accessories. Create original designs or adapt fashion trends.

SOC Code: 27-1022.00


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Németh Mária says
There may be a small chance in terms of personalized design and execution, and even in determining the dimensions.
Mar 16, 2021 at 12:22 PM
Loretta (No chance) says
Fashion is constantly changing what is popular one day could be unpopular the next. Style is constantly evolving and what makes people feel their most confident cannot be calculated by a computer
Feb 07, 2020 at 11:00 PM
franklin says
I could see AI generating designs in the future, but I don't think it'll replace humans. they'll probably help designers instead of replacing them.
Jan 22, 2020 at 07:18 AM

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