Interior Decorator Salary

The larger portion of Interior Decorators in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $25.08 per hour. Lower pay rates hover around $11.79 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $74.33. Slightly less than a third report receiving medical coverage from their employers and nearly one in six collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$23,270 - $71,463
(Median)
$23K
$37K
$71K
MEDIAN: $37,390
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$11.79 - $74.33
(Median)
$12
$25
$74
MEDIAN: $25.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$23,270 - $71,463  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,213  
Total Pay (?
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$24,451 - $125,637  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 46
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$11.79 - $74.33  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $48.48  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,213  
   
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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$24,451 - $125,637  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 82

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Job Description for Interior Decorator

An interior decorator designs interior spaces for clients, changing the visual appearance of locations that might include homes, offices, stores, theaters, and other interior areas. For example, they may design a museum to ensure exhibits are effective and aesthetically pleasing; they might also design an office space so that work can be performed more efficiently, placing furniture and equipment in the most appropriate places. They might also design the kitchen or bar area of a restaurant, placing equipment in a way that eliminates extra movement and improves efficiency, or complete a makeover of a private home.

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Interior Decorator Tasks

  • Advise clients on space management, layout, and color coordination.
  • Communicate with clients to determine their preferences and style.
  • Plan, design, and furnish interiors of buildings.
  • Select and purchase furnishings.

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Pay by Experience Level for Interior Decorator

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


Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $44K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $49K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $51K in this role. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income no higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Interior Decorator Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 4%

Late-Career
up arrow 4%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$49,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 28% dental benefits Dental: 18%
vision benefits Vision: 15% employee benefits None: 74%