Assistant Interior Designer Salary

Most Assistant Interior Designers in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $14.69 per hour. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Medical benefits are awarded to just over two-fifths, and close to a fourth earn dental coverage. Most Assistant Interior Designers like their work and job satisfaction is high. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$26,090 - $46,790

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$10.10 - $20.36

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$26,090 - $46,790  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,058  
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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$23,235 - $46,148  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 302
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.10 - $20.36  
   
Overtime
$1.71 - $29.03  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,058  
   
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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$23,235 - $46,148  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 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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Assistant Interior Designers sometimes assume positions such as Senior Interior Designers. That role pays $60K per year on average. Assistant Interior Designers moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Interior Designers or Interior Design Project Managers. The median paychecks in those roles are $8K higher and $19K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Assistant Interior Designer


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Computer Aided Drafting & Design, Microsoft Excel, Adobe Photoshop, and Autodesk Revit Architecture are correlated to pay that is above average. It is often found that people who know AutoCAD are also skilled in Design and Autodesk Revit Architecture. Those educated in Adobe Photoshop tend to be well versed in 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.


The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $32K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $38K. For Assistant Interior Designers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $37K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $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 (+23 percent), Dallas (+12 percent), Los Angeles (+8 percent), and Chicago (+3 percent). Assistant Interior Designers in Tampa earn salaries far below the national average by 22 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Orlando (15 percent lower) and Las Vegas (9 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Assistant Interior Designer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 20%


Experienced
up arrow 15%

National Average
$32,000


Skills That Affect Assistant Interior Designer Salaries

Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
up arrow 8%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 6%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 3%

AutoCAD
up arrow 2%

Autodesk Revit Architecture
up arrow 2%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 1%

Design
0%

National Average
$32,000

3D Rendering
up arrow 1%

Project Management
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 103 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: 43% dental benefits Dental: 26%
vision benefits Vision: 20% employee benefits None: 55%
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