Entry-Level Interior Designer Salary

Entry-Level Interior Designers aren't exactly in the most profitable line of business; these folks earn a belt-tightening average of $39K per year. The final incomes of Entry-Level Interior Designers generally vary between $28K and $53K; higher pay grades include potential for bonuses, profit sharing, and commissions as high as $5K, $6K, and $17K, respectively. Residence and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Entry-Level Interior Designers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Although a fair number have medical coverage and around half have dental coverage, just under a third claim no health benefits at all. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$29,485 - $51,443
(Median)
$29K
$39K
$51K
MEDIAN: $39,101
10%
50%
90%

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$11.76 - $24.75
(Median)
$12
$17
$25
MEDIAN: $16.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$29,485 - $51,443  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,858  
Profit Sharing
$489.81 - $5,894  
Commission
$0.00 - $16,828  
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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$28,485 - $53,067  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,241
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.76 - $24.75  
   
Overtime
$14.79 - $33.16  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,858  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $16,828  
Profit Sharing
$489.81 - $5,894  
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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$28,485 - $53,067  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 884
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Pay Difference by Location


Entry-Level Interior Designers will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 27 percent. Entry-Level Interior Designers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+24 percent), Washington (+15 percent), Seattle (+15 percent), and Los Angeles (+11 percent). St. Louis is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 10 percent. Below-median salaries also turn up in Denver and Portland (6 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively).

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Interior Designer Salaries

Adobe Illustrator
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Autodesk Revit Architecture
up arrow 2%

Adobe InDesign
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Project Management
up arrow 2%

AutoCAD Architecture
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Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 1%

Design
up arrow 1%

Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
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Graphic Design
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AutoCAD
0%

3D Rendering
0%

Microsoft Office
0%

National Average
$39,000

Technical Specification
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Microsoft Excel
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Computer Aided Design (CAD)
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 540 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 50%
vision benefits Vision: 34% employee benefits None: 28%
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