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Entry-Level Interior Designer Salary

It's impossible to make it big as a Entry-Level Interior Designers ; the average employee scrapes together only around $39K annually. With bonuses occasionally running north of $5K, profit sharing proceeds sometimes surpassing $6K, and a few commissions as high as $17K, total income for Entry-Level Interior Designers can range between $28K and $53K according to individual performance. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. While some workers in this profession — just under one in three — do not have any health coverage, the greater part do receive medical benefits and one-half have dental insurance. Most Entry-Level Interior Designers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$29,374 - $51,188
(Median)
$29K
$39K
$51K
MEDIAN: $38,985
10%
50%
90%

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$11.77 - $24.78
(Median)
$12
$17
$25
MEDIAN: $16.00
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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
$29,374 - $51,188  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,818  
Profit Sharing
$489.81 - $5,894  
Commission
$0.00 - $17,142  
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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$28,355 - $52,874  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,168
National Hourly Rate 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$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.77 - $24.78  
   
Overtime
$14.93 - $32.95  
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$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,818  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $17,142  
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).
)
$28,355 - $52,874  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 862

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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 28 percent. Entry-Level Interior Designers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+23 percent), Seattle (+14 percent), Washington (+14 percent), and Los Angeles (+9 percent). The lowest-paying market is Denver, which sits 7 percent below the national average. Portland and Philadelphia are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 6 percent lower and 4 percent lower, respectively.

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Interior Designer Salaries

Project Management
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Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 3%

AutoCAD Architecture
up arrow 3%

Autodesk Revit Architecture
up arrow 2%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 2%

Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
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Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 1%

Design
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Graphic Design
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AutoCAD
0%

3D Rendering
0%

National Average
$39,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Technical Specification
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Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 576 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 49%
vision benefits Vision: 33% employee benefits None: 28%
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