Interior Decorator Salary

The average Interior Decorator in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $19.87 per hour. Women account for the majority of Interior Decorators who took the survey — 90 percent to be exact. Just under one in three enjoy medical while less than one-tenth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to fewer than one in twenty. Most Interior Decorators report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$24,204 - $61,277
$24K
$39K
$61K
MEDIAN: $39,305
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50%
90%

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$11.12 - $64.56
$11
$20
$65
MEDIAN: $19.87
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$24,204 - $61,277  
   
Bonus
$3,600  
Commission
$11,500  
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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$23,863 - $104,463  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 50
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$11.12 - $64.56  
   
Overtime
$26.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$3,600  
   
Commission
$11,500  
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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$23,863 - $104,463  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 70

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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.

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Interior Decorators who transition into an upper level Interior Designer position will not necessarily make much more than they do in their current role. The average Interior Designer makes $41K a year.

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Pay by Experience Level for Interior Decorator

Pay by Experience for an Interior Decorator has a positive trend. An entry-level Interior Decorator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 69 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Interior Decorator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 32 salaries. An experienced Interior Decorator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 30 salaries. An Interior Decorator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 12 salaries.

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Key Stats for Interior Decorator

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Interior Decorator Salaries

Late-Career
▲29%

Experienced
▲28%

Mid-Career
▲25%

National Average
$40,000

Entry-Level
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 30%
dental benefits
Dental: 9%
vision benefits
Vision: 5%
no benefits
None: 70%