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Interior Decorator Salary

Most Interior Decorators in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $25.19 per hour. Earnings sit near $11.91 per hour on the lower side but can approach $74.33 on the higher side. The majority of Interior Decorators claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to one-fourth, and one in six earn dental coverage. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$23,489 - $70,469
(Median)
$23K
$39K
$70K
MEDIAN: $38,634
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$11.91 - $74.33
(Median)
$12
$25
$74
MEDIAN: $25.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$23,489 - $70,469  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,213  
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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$24,659 - $123,963  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 48
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$11.91 - $74.33  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $63.02  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,213  
   
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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$24,659 - $123,963  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 82

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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 beginner in this position makes around $46K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $49K. Interior Decorators see a median salary of $51K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't higher than less experienced individuals' earnings.

 
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Experience Affects Interior Decorator Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 4%

Late-Career
up arrow 2%

Mid-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
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 26% dental benefits Dental: 18%
vision benefits Vision: 15% employee benefits None: 75%
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