Interior Decorator Salary

Most Interior Decorators in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $25.19 per hour. The pay spectrum stretches from $11.93 per hour to $74.64. Around one in four report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a little less than one-fifth collect dental insurance. Most Interior Decorators like their work and job satisfaction is high. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$20,539 - $60,820
(Median)
$21K
$39K
$61K
MEDIAN: $38,634
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$11.93 - $74.64
(Median)
$12
$25
$75
MEDIAN: $25.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$20,539 - $60,820  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,170  
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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$24,518 - $124,800  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 50
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$11.93 - $74.64  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $63.02  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,170  
   
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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$24,518 - $124,800  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 84
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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 $45K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $51K. Interior Decorators see a median salary of $50K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $49K on average.

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Experience Affects Interior Decorator Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Experienced
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Late-Career
0%

National Average
$49,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 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: 27% dental benefits Dental: 18%
vision benefits Vision: 15% employee benefits None: 74%
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