Designer, Kitchen Salary

Median pay for Kitchen Designers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $16.55 per hour. In the world of Kitchen Designers, overall income ranges from $27K near the bottom to $59K at the top; this can include more than $5K from bonuses and more than $3K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Location is the main element affecting pay for this group — tenure and the individual firm are driving factors as well. Although the larger part have medical coverage and close to one-half have dental coverage, one in three claim no health benefits at all. Female Kitchen Designers survey participants are more prevalent than men — 68 percent of professionals. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Kitchen Designers. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$27,236 - $59,848
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$27K
$41K
$60K
MEDIAN: $40,612
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$12.07 - $22.01
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$12
$17
$22
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$27,236 - $59,848  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,084  
Profit Sharing
$98.63 - $3,244  
Commission
$0.00 - $24,863  
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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$26,667 - $58,548  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 280
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.07 - $22.01  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.12  
Overtime
$15.00 - $31.94  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,084  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $24,863  
Profit Sharing
$98.63 - $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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$26,667 - $58,548  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 412
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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


Salary cannot be beat at Lowe's Companies, Inc, where median pay comes to $38K. The range seems somewhat confined, however; the lower end sits at $31K, and the higher end is not far away at $48K.

Bringing up the rear, The Home Depot Inc.'s median pay of $35K is the lowest in town; however, employee salaries widely range, with some making up to $47K.

Popular Skills for Designer, Kitchen


Kitchen Designers note just a narrow range of job skills. Most notably, skills in Computer Aided Design, Sales, Design, and Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD) are correlated to pay that is above average. The majority of those who know Design also know Computer Aided Design (CAD).

Pay by Experience Level for Designer, Kitchen

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Kitchen Designers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. The average beginner in this position makes around $32K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $39K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $42K in this role. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $44K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $38,974

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Boston is home to an above-average pay rate for Kitchen Designers, 30 percent higher than the national average. Kitchen Designers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+29 percent), Rochester (+14 percent), Washington (+7 percent), and Baltimore (+7 percent). With compensation 9 percent below the national average, Pittsburgh is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Employers also pay below the national average in Cincinnati and St. Louis (4 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Designer, Kitchen Salaries




National Average
$39,000


Skills That Affect Designer, Kitchen Salaries

Sales
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Computer Aided Design (CAD)
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Design
0%

Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
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National Average
$39,000

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 122 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 63%
dental benefits
Dental: 49%
medical benefits
Vision: 41%
dental benefits
None: 34%
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