Interior Decorator Salary

Women comprise the majority of Interior Decorators in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $25.08 per hour on average. Compensation ranges from $11.96 per hour on the lower end to $74.17 on the higher end. Just under a third report receiving medical coverage from their employers and roughly a sixth collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Interior Decorators is high. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$20,479 - $61,042

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$11.96 - $74.17

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Salary
$20,479 - $61,042  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,243  
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$24,550 - $123,963  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 49
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$11.96 - $74.17  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $57.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,243  
   
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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$24,550 - $123,963  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 87
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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.


Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $45K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $51K. On average, Interior Decorators make $50K following one to two decades on the job. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn any more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts.

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Experience Affects Interior Decorator Salaries

Mid-Career
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Experienced
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Late-Career
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National Average
$49,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 28% dental benefits Dental: 17%
vision benefits Vision: 14% employee benefits None: 73%
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