Designer, Kitchen Salary (United States)

A typical Kitchen Designer in the United States can expect to take home roughly $15.85 per hour. Pay generally spreads from $11.77 per hour to $20.54. Cash earnings of Kitchen Designers—including $4,894 bonuses, $3,244 profit sharing proceeds, and $26K commissions near the top of the pay scale—stretch from approximately $25,914 to approximately $60,481 depending on individual performance. This group's pay is mainly influenced by geography, followed by career length and the specific company. Some workers in this field—around one third—are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by more than half and dental plans are enjoyed by about half. Men are solidly outnumbered in the field, with women representing 72 percent of workers. Most Kitchen Designers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this summary.
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

With a median salary of $36,422, Lowe's Home Improvement Inc. offers Kitchen Designers the highest pay in their field; however, earnings are capped at $46K, limiting employee salary growth. Though certain workers may see earnings of up to $45,191, The Home Depot Inc. still falls short in the compensation department—the median pay is only $34,572, the lowest in the field.

Popular Skills for Designer, Kitchen

Survey results show that Kitchen Designers typically report just a few professional skills. Those familiar with Design also tend to 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, 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.

Pay Difference By Location

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Cincinnati
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National Average
$38,000
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For those looking to make money, Kitchen Designers in Boston enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 36 percent above the national average. Kitchen Designers will also find cushy salaries in Cincinnati (+1 percent). With compensation 3 percent below the national average, Pittsburgh is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market.

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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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Sales
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Design
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National Average
$38,000
Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 133 votes.

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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