Interior Decorator Salary

Total annual pay for Interior Decorators is approximately $41K, and commissions account for a significant portion of this final number — more than a third on average. Most Interior Decorators report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to just under one in three, and one in ten earn dental coverage. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$23,829 - $60,967
$24K
$39K
$61K
MEDIAN: $39,305
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$11.03 - $63.62
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MEDIAN: $20.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$23,829 - $60,967  
   
Bonus
$3,600  
Commission
$14,885  
Total Pay (?
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$23,337 - $104,497  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 52
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$11.03 - $63.62  
   
Overtime
$26.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$3,600  
   
Commission
$14,885  
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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$23,337 - $104,497  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 72

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Interior Decorator


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For Interior Decorators, career advancements do not tend to correlate with a rise in salary. On average, lower-level Interior Decorators earn similar salaries to those in higher-end positions like Interior Designer.

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Pay by Experience Level for Interior Decorator

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


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $37K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $50K. Interior Decorators with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $50K. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $48K.

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Key Stats for Interior Decorator

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Interior Decorator Salaries

Mid-Career
▲23%

Experienced
▲22%

Late-Career
▲17%

National Average
$41,000

Entry-Level
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 29%
dental benefits
Dental: 11%
vision benefits
Vision: 4%
dental benefits
None: 71%
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