Entry-Level Interior Designer Salary (United States)

With more than three-quarters of Entry-Level Interior Designers reporting fewer than five years of experience, the field is full of relatively green workers making an average of $38,186 per year. The final incomes of Entry-Level Interior Designers vary between $28,966 and $50,474; higher pay grades include potential for bonuses, profit sharing, and commissions as high as $4,510, $5,042, and $17,879, respectively. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits—27 percent lack coverage. On the flip side, most have medical insurance and about half receive dental plans. Job satisfaction for Entry-Level Interior Designers is high. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
Entry-Level Interior Designer Salary (?
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$28,966 - $50,474
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MEDIAN: $38,426
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Entry-Level Interior Designer Salary (?
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$11.52 - $24.84
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$28,966 - $50,474  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,510  
Profit Sharing
$484.79 - $5,042  
Commission
$0.00 - $17,879  
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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$27,374 - $52,087  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,140
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.52 - $24.84  
   
Overtime
$14.98 - $33.19  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,510  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $17,879  
Profit Sharing
$484.79 - $5,042  
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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$27,374 - $52,087  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 884
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Entry-Level Interior Designers will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 28 percent. New York, Washington, Seattle, and Los Angeles also offer top salaries for Entry-Level Interior Designers. Workers in these cities can expect to earn about 21 percent, 15 percent, 10 percent, and 9 percent more, respectively. Falling short of the national average by 11 percent, the area with the worst salaries is St. Louis. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Pittsburgh (-9 percent) and Denver (-7 percent).

Skills That Affect Entry-Level Interior Designer Salaries

Project Management
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Adobe Illustrator
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Graphic Design
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Design
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Autodesk Revit Architecture
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Microsoft Office
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Adobe InDesign
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Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
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AutoCAD
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Microsoft Excel
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Gender

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Male
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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 50%
vision benefits Vision: 32% employee benefits None: 27%
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