Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For Kitchen Designers, level of experience is overall a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation—more experience does not yield dramatically higher pay—and pay raises are largely incremental. At career start, salaries are typically $33K, which grows to $37K after five to 10 years. Earnings total $41K after one to two decades. Salaries tend to grow less rapidly after achieving 20 years of experience, with more senior Kitchen Designers earning an average of $42K per year. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up about a 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 18 percent. Between one and nine years is the typical spectrum of experience for those in this line of work—of those who took the survey, more than half land within this radius.