Designer, Kitchen Salary

For Kitchen Designers, hourly average wages total $16.55 per hour. Total cash earnings of Kitchen Designers range from $27K on the low end to $59K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $5K and $3K, respectively. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure and the particular employer. The majority of Kitchen Designers (68 percent) who took the survey are female. While one-third report receiving no health benefits, the larger part do receive medical coverage, and about one-half have dental, as well. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$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


Lowe's Companies, Inc offers the best pay with a median salary of $38K, though salaries there don't seem that varied, bottoming out near $31K and maxing out at just $48K.

The smallest paychecks can be found at The Home Depot Inc. — the median salary there is $35K; however, employees are subject to a wide range in pay, with salaries varying between $26K and $47K.

Popular Skills for Designer, Kitchen


Survey results suggest that Kitchen Designers use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Computer Aided Design, Sales, Design, and Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD) are correlated to pay that is above average. For most people, competency in Design indicates knowledge of 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 with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $32K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $39K. Kitchen Designers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $42K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $44K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $38,974

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

For Kitchen Designers, working in the bustling city of Boston has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. 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). Pittsburgh ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 9 percent below the national average. 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
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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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