Assistant Interior Designer Salary

Assistant Interior Designers in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $14.68 per hour for pay. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Assistant Interior Designers. While a majority report receiving no health benefits, the larger part do receive medical coverage, and around one in four have dental, as well. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$26,185 - $45,952
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$26K
$35K
$46K
MEDIAN: $35,164
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$10.07 - $20.40
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$26,185 - $45,952  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,106  
Profit Sharing
$972 - $5,950  
Commission
$0.00 - $6,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$22,994 - $45,609  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 300
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.07 - $20.40  
   
Overtime
$5.75 - $28.84  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,106  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $6,000  
Profit Sharing
$972 - $5,950  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$22,994 - $45,609  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 343
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Job Description for Assistant Interior Designer

Assistant interior designers use their design skills to help create an attractive indoor environment for clients. Typically working in tandem with one or more interior designers - or as part of an interior design team - the interior design assistant helps to bring a design to life by working on logistical issues such as taking measurements, arranging for the acquisition of necessary tools, researching product options and ordering necessary materials, and serving as a liaison between the designer and vendors. Interior design assistants may also be called upon to participate in the design process or complete other tasks as needed by their supervisor or team. Individuals in this position typically work in an office setting, although trips to clients' sites and suppliers are generally required.

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Assistant Interior Designer Tasks

  • Maintain excel spreadsheets and other documentation regarding budget, client purchases and marketing efforts.
  • Assist in the success of marketing efforts, store promotions and other programs.
  • Respond to clients questions and concerns in a timely, informative manner.
  • Assist designer with design concepts, showroom displays and in-home design projects.
  • Team with designer and management to drive sales.

Common Career Paths for Assistant Interior Designer


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While not commonly seen, Assistant Interior Designers who transition into a Senior Interior Designer position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Senior Interior Designers is $60K per year. When Assistant Interior Designers are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Interior Designers or Interior Design Project Managers. Those roles pay an additional $8K and $19K, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Assistant Interior Designer


Assistant Interior Designers report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Computer Aided Drafting & Design, Microsoft Excel, Adobe Photoshop, and AutoCAD are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people who know Adobe Photoshop also know Autodesk Revit Architecture and Design.

Pay by Experience Level for Assistant Interior Designer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $32K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $38K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Assistant Interior Designers make a median salary of $37K. Assistant Interior Designers who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $39K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Assistant Interior Designers, San Francisco provides a pay rate that is 27 percent greater than the national average. Assistant Interior Designers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+17 percent), Dallas (+12 percent), Los Angeles (+8 percent), and Chicago (+3 percent). Assistant Interior Designers in Tampa take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 22 percent less than the national average. Employers pay around 15 percent less in Orlando and 3 percent less in San Diego, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Experience Affects Assistant Interior Designer Salaries


Late-Career
up arrow 19%

Experienced
up arrow 15%

National Average
$32,000


Skills That Affect Assistant Interior Designer Salaries

Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
up arrow 7%

AutoCAD
up arrow 2%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

Autodesk Revit Architecture
up arrow 1%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 1%

National Average
$32,000

Design
up arrow 1%

3D Rendering
up arrow 1%

Project Management
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 107 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
67%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
4%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 43% dental benefits Dental: 26%
vision benefits Vision: 20% employee benefits None: 56%
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