Design Director, Interior Design Salary

A Design Director, Interior Design earns an average salary of $92,569 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
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$55,707 - $144,932
$56K
$91K
$140K
MEDIAN: $91,283
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$19.87 - $97.87
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MEDIAN: $54.38
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$0$153K
Salary $55,707 - $144,932
Bonus $1,996 - $29,590
Profit Sharing $4,818 - $49,665
Commission $10,174
Total Pay (?
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$56,316 - $153,777
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 222
Hourly Data $0$97
Hourly Rate $19.87 - $97.87
Overtime $49.13
Annual Data $0$153K
Bonus $1,996 - $29,590
Commission $10,174
Profit Sharing $4,818 - $49,665
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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$56,316 - $153,777
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 12

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Job Description for Design Director, Interior Design

Design directors for interior design are responsible for directing design duties in interior spaces for their organization. They are in charge of making important decisions regarding project design based on interior design knowledge and requirements. It is essential that they follow strict safety procedures when modifying existing interior construction. In addition, they must have an advanced understanding and knowledge of construction techniques as it relates to interior design.

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Design Director, Interior Design Tasks

  • Create and train the organization on interior design standards and policies.
  • Manage and oversee upgrades and changes in design strategy.
  • Work with senior management and marketing to fit interior design strategy to organizational vision.
  • Inspect properties, work with clients, advise on installation matters, and ensure compliance.
  • Create design specifications and work with other departments for pricing, safety, and delivery assurance.

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Pay by Experience Level for Design Director, Interior Design

Pay by Experience for a Design Director, Interior Design has a positive trend. An entry-level Design Director, Interior Design with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 11 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Design Director, Interior Design with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $78,000 based on 56 salaries. An experienced Design Director, Interior Design which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $99,000 based on 128 salaries. A Design Director, Interior Design with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $109,000 based on 79 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $95,798

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Design Director, Interior Design Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Design Director, Interior Design?

Design Director, Interior Design in West Orange:
"Every project is a new experience and challenge."
Pros: Problem Solving; engagement with collaborative team; mentoring staff.
Cons: Stressful; disengaged and unrealistic clients; potential clients thinking that design will be finalized and then they decide if they want to hire you instead of following a process. Dealing with less than reputable trades who think this is their own priovate moneymakeer instead of followng specs.

Design Director, Interior Design in Columbus:
"Corporate Culture."
Pros: Flexible Hours, Casual Dress, Stress Free,
Cons: Low Pay.

Design Director, Interior Design in Aliso Viejo:
"Work Hard, Play Hard."
Pros: My job is high intense, busy and rewarding. I have the opportunity to be creative and bring my ideas to life. It's constantly changing and growing. My boss allows me to be as innovative as I want (as long as it meets the budget). I couldn't have asked for a better job.
Cons: It can get extremely frustrating working with the guys in the field. They need to be "handheld" through decisions. It keeps us from being productive and moving forward. The hours can be extreme from time to time but when you love what you do, the days fly by. At times, it's very intense and the deadlines are unrealistic.

Design Director, Interior Design in Greenville:
"Work flexibility, office conditions, stress level,"
Pros: The happiness of the clients and the positive energy of the work environment are extremely satisfying.
Cons: The constancy of pressure to not fail in pleasing the client. Also, if clients do not pay their bills, be it late or not at all, I detest having to contact them to make them pay risking losing them as a client all together.

Design Director, Interior Design in Baton Rouge:
"Many Hats."
Pros: Family first. Decent showroom.
Cons: Lack of professionalism of some employees.

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Key Stats for Design Director, Interior Design

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 30 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
47%
20 years or more
38%
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Experience Affects Design Director, Interior Design Salaries

▲13%

▲3%

National Average
$96,000

▼19%

Entry-Level
▼48%

Skills That Affect Design Director, Interior Design Salaries



National Average
$96,000

▼4%

Adobe Photoshop
▼8%


Autodesk Revit Architecture
▼17%

Team Leadership
▼17%

▼18%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
47%
20 years or more
38%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
no benefits
None: 19%
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