Interior Designer Salary (United States)

An Interior Designer earns an average salary of $41,619 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Interior Designer Salary (?
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$29,962 - $60,365
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MEDIAN: $41,619
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Interior Designer Salary (?
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$11.96 - $31.18
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$29,962 - $60,365  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,051  
Profit Sharing
$302.42 - $4,994  
Commission
$0.00 - $17,773  
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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$29,538 - $62,866  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 3,620
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.96 - $31.18  
   
Overtime
$15.02 - $36.68  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,051  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $17,773  
Profit Sharing
$302.42 - $4,994  
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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$29,538 - $62,866  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,329
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Job Description for Interior Designer

An interior designer works with clients and contractors from a variety of fields to transform the interior space of residential, commercial and industrial buildings. Whether decorating or completely remodeling, an interior designer takes the lead of a team that may include carpenters, architects, engineers and plumbers. An interior designer shoulders the ultimate responsibility of creating an interior environment that the client finds beautiful, functional and safe.
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Interior Designer Tasks
  • Estimate material requirements and costs, and present design to client for approval.
  • Coordinate with other professionals, such as contractors, architects, engineers and plumbers.
  • Plan, design, and furnish interiors of residential, commercial, or industrial buildings.
  • Subcontract fabrication, installation, and arrangement of carpeting, fixtures, accessories, draperies, paint and wall coverings, art work, furniture, and related items.

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Interior Designer Reviews

What is it like working as an Interior Designer?
Interior Designer in Denver:
"Increasingly Interactive And Technical."
Pros: Continual exposure to ever changing technology, ability to create your own path of specialty whether it be renderings, space planning, detailing, construction documents or a mix of all. I enjoy the creative people I work with and the design process. It's fun to see where you started and where you end up on each idea, each process, and each project.
Cons: The management can be tough, the hours can be unforgiving, the pay is typically lower that expected/desired. Lots of time sitting at a computer. Though a creative industry, depending on your firm size and management type you may never really get to push your own creative ideas out the door. That is the most depressing thing when you are a highly creative person.
Interior Designer in Scottsdale:
"So Far, So Good."
Pros: I love the atmosphere, I love working in a field I'm passionate about, I love the constant opportunity to learn. I love the creativity.
Cons: The pay.
Interior Designer in Anchorage:
"Corporate Culture."
Pros: Employees, flexible schedule, project opportunities, CEU opportunities, office conditions, variety of new projects and challenges, no day is exactly the same,
Cons: Below average pay, some management, CEU opportunities have been lowered, not enough opportunities to move up in the company, no raises for inflation, no bonuses.

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Experience Affects Interior Designer Salaries

National Average
$42,000

Skills That Affect Interior Designer Salaries

Microsoft Office
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Autodesk Revit Architecture
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Microsoft Excel
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Design
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Adobe Illustrator
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AutoCAD Architecture
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Adobe Photoshop
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Adobe InDesign
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Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
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AutoCAD
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Computer Aided Design (CAD)
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National Average
$42,000
3D Rendering
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Sales
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 1258 votes.

Gender

Female
93%
female alumni
 
Male
7%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 51%
vision benefits Vision: 33% employee benefits None: 26%