Designer, Kitchen Salary (United States)

A typical Kitchen Designer in the United States can expect to take home roughly $15.85 per hour. Pay ranges from $11.77 per hour on the low end to $20.54 on the higher side. Bonuses, profit sharing, and commission all factor into final incomes for Kitchen Designers. Ranging between $26,301 near the bottom and $57,174 near the top, total earnings can include up to $4,894 from bonuses and up to $3,244 from profit sharing, with a high-performing minority reaping commissions of $26K. Geography is the main element affecting pay for this group—career duration and the particular employer are driving factors as well. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and around one third lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by more than half and dental coverage is claimed by about half. Female Kitchen Designers make up most of the field at 72 percent. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Kitchen Designers. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Designer, Kitchen Salary (?
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$25,914 - $60,481
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MEDIAN: $39,101
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Designer, Kitchen Salary (?
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$11.77 - $20.54
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$25,914 - $60,481  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,894  
Profit Sharing
$49.32 - $3,244  
Commission
$0.00 - $25,938  
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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$26,301 - $57,174  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 235
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.77 - $20.54  
   
Overtime
$9.70 - $30.59  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,894  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $25,938  
Profit Sharing
$49.32 - $3,244  
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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$26,301 - $57,174  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 327
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Job Description for Designer, Kitchen

A kitchen designer helps plan and execute design projects for residential or commercial food-preparation areas.
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Designer, Kitchen Tasks
  • Promote installation services.
  • Complete the design and sale of customer remodeling projects.
  • Perform measurements and order materials.
  • Assist customers with kitchen and bath design.
  • Verify designs, materials list, cost, and installation services with customers, project manager, and design technicians.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Designer, Kitchen

Kitchen Designers in search of the best pay head to Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., where the median salary rolls in at $36,422. Though pay is top-notch, compensation is curbed at $46K. The consistently lowest paying firm on the list is The Home Depot Inc., where the median salary is just $34,572.

Popular Skills for Designer, Kitchen

Kitchen Designers typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. It is often found that people who know Design are also skilled in Computer Aided Design (CAD).

Pay by Experience Level for Designer, Kitchen

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Across the entire workforce, experience and pay tend to be weakly linked—those with more experience do not necessarily bring in much higher salaries. Starting out, salaries fall in the $33K range but grow to $37K after five to 10 years. Salary comes to $41K after 10 to 20 years. Kitchen Designers who stay in the field for several decades see their salaries grow less quickly after 20 years, with incomes eventually hovering around $42K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up around one third of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 1 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining about one in five. More than half of the workforce has between one and nine years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$38,000
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Boston is home to an above-average pay rate for Kitchen Designers, 36 percent higher than the national average. Kitchen Designers will also find cushy salaries in Cincinnati (+1 percent). The lowest-paying market is Pittsburgh, which sits 3 percent below the national average.

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Experience Affects Designer, Kitchen Salaries

National Average
$38,000

Skills That Affect Designer, Kitchen Salaries

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
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$38,000
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
72%
female alumni
 
Male
28%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 63% dental benefits Dental: 46%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 35%
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