For Kitchen Designers, hourly average wages total $17.11 per hour. Individual bonuses, profit sharing and commission for Kitchen Designers — as high as $15K, $1K and $36K, respectively — each contribute to the degree of variation within overall compensation, ranging from $26K to $59K. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by residence, but years of experience and the particular employer are influential factors as well. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and roughly one in three lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a majority and dental coverage is claimed by one-half. Work is enjoyable for Kitchen Designers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$27,208 - $57,492
(Median)
$27K
$41K
$57K
MEDIAN: $41,293
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$12.01 - $23.87
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$12
$17
$24
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$27,208 - $57,492  
   
Bonus
$99.33 - $14,544  
Profit Sharing
$180.60 - $1,036  
Commission
$2,078 - $35,622  
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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$26,338 - $58,640  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 187
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.01 - $23.87  
   
Hourly Tips
$12.50  
Overtime
$18.02 - $37.28  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$99.33 - $14,544  
   
Commission
$2,078 - $35,622  
Profit Sharing
$180.60 - $1,036  
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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$26,338 - $58,640  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 310
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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


Although salaries only range from $31K to just $49K, Lowe's Home Improvement Inc. still offers the highest pay with a median paycheck of $39K.

Offering a median of only $34K, The Home Depot Inc. pays the least. Moreover, the compensation range seems pretty narrow; employees make $25K on the lower end and $46K on the higher end.

Popular Skills for Designer, Kitchen


Kitchen Designers generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in 20/20, Computer Aided Drafting & Design, Computer Aided Design, and Sales are correlated to pay that is above average. 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.


Kitchen Designers do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $33K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $40K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Kitchen Designers make a median salary of $43K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $45K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $39,631

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

New York offers some of the highest pay in the country for Kitchen Designers, 67 percent above the national average. Kitchen Designers will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+27 percent), Tulsa (+18 percent), Rochester (+12 percent), and Chicago (+9 percent). In Jacksonville, salaries are 15 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in St. Louis and Pittsburgh (11 percent lower and 10 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Designer, Kitchen Salaries




National Average
$40,000


Skills That Affect Designer, Kitchen Salaries

20/20
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Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
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Design
0%

Sales
0%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
0%

National Average
$40,000

Customer Service
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 82 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 64%
dental benefits
Dental: 49%
medical benefits
Vision: 39%
dental benefits
None: 33%
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