Assistant Interior Designer Salary

Assistant Interior Designers in the United States are largely female. The average salary of the entire group is approximately $15.17 per hour. Geography and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. For the most part, Assistant Interior Designers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to just under one-half, and just under one in three earn dental coverage. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$28,952 - $55,079
$29K
$38K
$55K
MEDIAN: $37,835
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$11.59 - $22.10
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MEDIAN: $15.17
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$0$55K
Salary $28,952 - $55,079
Bonus $485.53 - $4,404
Commission $1,300
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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$25,290 - $51,839
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 207
Hourly Data $0$33
Hourly Rate $11.59 - $22.10
Overtime $12.26 - $33.02
Annual Data $0$51K
Bonus $485.53 - $4,404
Commission $1,300
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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$25,290 - $51,839
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 238

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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

  • Assist designer with design concepts, showroom displays and in-home design projects.
  • Team with designer and management to drive sales.
  • Respond to clients questions and concerns in a timely, informative manner.
  • 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.

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 $61K 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 $6K higher and $16K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Assistant Interior Designer


Survey takers working as Assistant Interior Designers report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, and Autodesk Revit Architecture are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Office, Project Management, and Microsoft Word. People who know AutoCAD usually also know Design and Autodesk Revit Architecture. Most people experienced in Adobe Photoshop also know Autodesk Revit Architecture and Design.

Pay by Experience Level for Assistant Interior Designer

Pay by Experience for an Assistant Interior Designer has a positive trend. An entry-level Assistant Interior Designer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 392 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Assistant Interior Designer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 55 salaries. An experienced Assistant Interior Designer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 24 salaries. An Assistant Interior Designer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 5 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $35,216

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Assistant Interior Designers, working in the bustling city of Seattle has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Assistant Interior Designers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+33 percent), San Francisco (+28 percent), Minneapolis (+24 percent), and Boston (+22 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Assistant Interior Designers in Tampa earning a whopping 28 percent below the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Las Vegas (17 percent lower) and Atlanta (12 percent lower).

Assistant Interior Designer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Assistant Interior Designer?

Assistant Interior Designer in La Jolla:
"Intro Designer."
Pros: I love my job because it is a small studio firm by the beach. The style of the principal designers and senior designers is sleek, sophisticated, and contemporary. The people are all very sweet and easy to work with. Starting as an intern really helped me ease myself into the workload I have now taken on as an Administrative Assistant who is moving into the Coordinating job that a recent employee left.
Cons: I'm not exactly an Interior Designer. For good reason. The two senior designers we have in the office use AutoCad like wiz's. I don't foresee myself being at their level for years. I will need to take on side projects and much, much, smaller scale project - and continue my skill development on my own - until I will be at their level. Other than not being a designer, I really do get to be involved in the choosing of palettes and items as well as the process of evolvement.

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Key Stats for Assistant Interior Designer

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 67 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
71%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
1%
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Experience Affects Assistant Interior Designer Salaries

Late-Career
▲19%

▲18%

▲15%

National Average
$35,000

▼2%

Skills That Affect Assistant Interior Designer Salaries

Adobe InDesign
▲2%

Adobe Illustrator
▲2%


▲1%


Design
▼0%

National Average
$35,000

autodesk autocad
▼1%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
▼1%

Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
▼1%

▼6%


Microsoft Word
▼9%

Project Management
▼11%

Microsoft Office
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 67 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
71%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 47%
dental benefits
Dental: 28%
vision benefits
Vision: 20%
no benefits
None: 52%
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