Interior Decorator Salary

Most Interior Decorators in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $24.93 per hour. Earnings generally vary between $11.97 per hour and $73.49. Just under a third report receiving medical coverage from their employers and about one in seven collect dental insurance. Most Interior Decorators report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$23,583 - $58,958
(Median)
$24K
$39K
$59K
MEDIAN: $38,668
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$11.97 - $73.49
(Median)
$12
$25
$73
MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$23,583 - $58,958  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,872  
Commission
$5,000  
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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$24,589 - $107,877  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 59
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$11.97 - $73.49  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $57.50  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,872  
   
Commission
$5,000  
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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$24,589 - $107,877  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 99
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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.


The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $43K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $50K. Interior Decorators who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $50K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $51K on average.

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Experience Affects Interior Decorator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

National Average
$47,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 28%
dental benefits
Dental: 14%
medical benefits
Vision: 11%
dental benefits
None: 73%
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