Assistant Interior Designer Salary

Most Assistant Interior Designers in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $14.94 per hour. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Slightly more than half of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, just over two-fifths report medical coverage and approximately one in four claim dental coverage as well. The majority of Assistant Interior Designers claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$27,273 - $48,405
(Median)
$27K
$36K
$48K
MEDIAN: $35,645
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$10.24 - $20.60
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$27,273 - $48,405  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,075  
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
Commission
$0.00 - $4,250  
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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$24,252 - $47,651  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 313
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.24 - $20.60  
   
Overtime
$1.64 - $28.48  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,075  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $4,250  
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
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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$24,252 - $47,651  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 351
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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 who advance into the role of a Senior Interior Designer are fairly uncommon. Senior Interior Designers on average earn $60K per year. Career advancement for the typical Assistant Interior Designer often leads to becoming an Interior Designer or an Interior Design Project Manager; median salaries in these positions are $7K higher and $18K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Assistant Interior Designer


Assistant Interior Designers seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Adobe InDesign, Computer Aided Drafting & Design, Adobe Photoshop, and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Office, Adobe Illustrator, and Project Management. 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

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


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $33K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $38K. Assistant Interior Designers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median 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

National Average: $33,216

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

Surpassing the national average by 24 percent, Assistant Interior Designers in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. Assistant Interior Designers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+23 percent), Minneapolis (+9 percent), Dallas (+7 percent), and Los Angeles (+7 percent). The lowest-paying market is Tampa, which sits 24 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. Employers in Orlando and Las Vegas also lean toward paying below-median salaries (16 percent lower and 12 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Assistant Interior Designer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 16%


Experienced
up arrow 11%

National Average
$33,000


Skills That Affect Assistant Interior Designer Salaries

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 13%

Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
up arrow 3%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 1%

AutoCAD
0%

Microsoft Excel
0%

National Average
$33,000

Design
up arrow 1%

3D Rendering
up arrow 1%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 1%

Autodesk Revit Architecture
up arrow 1%

Project Management
up arrow 6%

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 8%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 85 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
69%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
5%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 44%
dental benefits
Dental: 26%
medical benefits
Vision: 20%
dental benefits
None: 54%
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