Fashion Designers

risk level
Based on 317 votes
by year 2032
or $36.87 per hour
as of 2022

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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

33% chance of full automation within the next two decades

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

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Fashion Designers will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?


The following graph(s) are included wherever there is a substantial amount of votes to render meaningful data. These visual representations display user poll results over time, providing a significant indication of sentiment trends.

Sentiment over time (yearly)


Slow growth relative to other professions.

The number of 'Fashion Designers' job openings is expected to rise 2.5% by 2032

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.


High paid relative to other professions

In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Fashion Designers' was $76,700, or $36 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 < 0.001% 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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최지윤 (Moderate) says
Because artificial intelligence is smarter.
Sep 18, 2023 at 04:18 AM
S (Highly likely) says
Of course it's highly likely. That's just obvious. I can't wait until as a talented designer, I can simply put my designs into a machine at home and out come my finished products ready to sell. All my life I've wanted to become a fashion designer. I can draw and design clothes really well but I do not enjoy sewing at all. I'm great at it, I just hate doing it. It's far too much work for far too little money sewing each garment myself. Everyone has to start somewhere but I've done all my work learning to design and sew and I only want to design. I think it's so painfully old fashioned to still be stuck on sewing machines.
Mar 02, 2023 at 09:34 AM
FashionDesignerfromTurkey says
I believe AI will use customer data to design better-selling designs.
Jan 17, 2023 at 10:10 PM
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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