Interior Decorator Salary

Women make up the vast majority of Interior Decorators in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $24.93 per hour. Earnings sit near $11.97 per hour on the lower side but can approach $73.49 on the higher side. Medical benefits are awarded to slightly less than a third, and about a seventh earn dental coverage. Work is enjoyable for Interior Decorators, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from 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 (?
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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.


Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $43K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $50K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Interior Decorators who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $50K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $51K.

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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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