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Assistant Interior Designer Salary

Most Assistant Interior Designers in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $14.63 per hour. Location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — the greater part lack coverage. On the flip side, more than two-fifths have medical insurance and close to a fourth receive dental plans. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$26,525 - $46,083
(Median)
$27K
$35K
$46K
MEDIAN: $35,126
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90%

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$10.06 - $20.33
(Median)
$10
$15
$20
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
$26,525 - $46,083  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,028  
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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$22,887 - $45,469  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 291
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.06 - $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 - $3,028  
   
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).
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$22,887 - $45,469  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 336

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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 Assistant Interior Designers do not often become Senior Interior Designers, the job pays $59K per year on average. Typical career progression for an Assistant Interior Designer involves becoming an Interior Designer or an Interior Design Project Manager, roles that pay $8K more and $18K more on average.

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Popular Skills for Assistant Interior Designer


Survey results show that Assistant Interior Designers use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Computer Aided Drafting & Design, Microsoft Excel, Adobe Photoshop, and AutoCAD are correlated to pay that is above average. It is often found that people who know Adobe Photoshop are also skilled 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.


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 $39K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $40K. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $35K.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Assistant Interior Designers that is 27 percent greater than the national average, San Francisco offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Assistant Interior Designers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+20 percent), Dallas (+9 percent), Los Angeles (+6 percent), and Chicago (+5 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Assistant Interior Designers is geography, with workers in Tampa earning a whopping 22 percent below the national average. Employers pay around 17 percent less in San Diego and 15 percent less in Orlando, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Experience Affects Assistant Interior Designer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 24%


Late-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$32,000


Skills That Affect Assistant Interior Designer Salaries

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 8%

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

AutoCAD
up arrow 2%

Adobe Photoshop
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 117 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: 27%
vision benefits Vision: 20% employee benefits None: 56%
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