Design Director, Interior Design Salary (United States)

With roughly nine-tenths of Interior Design Directors in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $54,680 to $133,002 per year and averages out to $85,159 per year. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the particular city. A solid majority enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage in this occupation. Vision coverage is also available to 45 percent. Most Interior Design Directors are women (72 percent). Most Interior Design Directors report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview are derived from responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Design Director, Interior Design Salary (?
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$53,208 - $123,882
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MEDIAN: $82,784
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Design Director, Interior Design Salary (?
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$11.74 - $49.28
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$53,208 - $123,882  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $18,703  
Profit Sharing
$201.68 - $3,052  
Commission
$0.00 - $24,658  
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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$54,680 - $133,002  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 275
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$11.74 - $49.28  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $18,703  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $24,658  
Profit Sharing
$201.68 - $3,052  
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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$54,680 - $133,002  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 16
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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
  • 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.
  • Work with senior management and marketing to fit interior design strategy to organizational vision.
  • Create and train the organization on interior design standards and policies.
  • Manage and oversee upgrades and changes in design strategy.

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Popular Skills for Design Director, Interior Design

Professional skills reported by Interior Design Directors are few in number. Skills that pay less than market rate include AutoCAD and Autodesk Revit Architecture. Those educated in Design tend to be well-versed in AutoCAD.

Pay Difference By Location

San Francisco
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New York
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Los Angeles
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Washington
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National Average
$85,000
Larger circles over a city indicate a job is popular in that location.
With a pay rate for Interior Design Directors that is 42 percent greater than the national average, San Francisco offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Interior Design Directors will also find cushy salaries in New York (+25 percent), Los Angeles (+17 percent), Washington (+17 percent), and Chicago (+14 percent).

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Experience Affects Design Director, Interior Design Salaries

National Average
$85,000
Mid-Career
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Skills That Affect Design Director, Interior Design Salaries

Project Management
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Design
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National Average
$85,000
Autodesk Revit Architecture
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AutoCAD
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 69 votes.

Gender

Female
72%
female alumni
 
Male
28%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
54%
20 years or more
36%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 16%
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