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Assistant Interior Designer Salary

Assistant Interior Designers in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $14.64 per hour for pay. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Some workers in this field — the greater part — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by just over two-fifths and dental plans are enjoyed by roughly one in four. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$26,552 - $46,107
(Median)
$27K
$35K
$46K
MEDIAN: $35,152
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$10.05 - $20.33
(Median)
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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
$26,552 - $46,107  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,034  
Profit Sharing
$950 - $6,000  
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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$22,914 - $45,417  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 292
National Hourly Rate 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$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.05 - $20.33  
   
Overtime
$1.71 - $27.93  
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 - $3,034  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $6,000  
Profit Sharing
$950 - $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).
)
$22,914 - $45,417  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 339
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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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Assistant Interior Designers do not often transition into Senior Interior Designer roles. The role averages $59K per year. Assistant Interior Designers most often move into positions as Interior Designers or Interior Design Project Managers; those groups report median salaries that are $8K higher and $19K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Assistant Interior Designer


Survey results suggest that Assistant Interior Designers use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. 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. On average, Assistant Interior Designers make $39K following one to two decades on the job. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $35K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Assistant Interior Designers, working in the bustling city of San Francisco has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Assistant Interior Designers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+20 percent), Dallas (+10 percent), Los Angeles (+7 percent), and Chicago (+5 percent). Assistant Interior Designers' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Assistant Interior Designers in Tampa bring in salaries that are 22 percent lower than the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Orlando and San Diego (14 percent lower and 3 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Assistant Interior Designer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 20%


Late-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$32,000


Skills That Affect Assistant Interior Designer Salaries

Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
up arrow 9%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 7%

AutoCAD
up arrow 3%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 3%

Autodesk Revit Architecture
up arrow 2%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 2%

3D Rendering
0%

National Average
$32,000

Design
up arrow 1%

Project Management
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 113 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
68%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
4%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 42% dental benefits Dental: 26%
vision benefits Vision: 20% employee benefits None: 56%
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