Entry-Level Interior Designer Salary

Median pay for Entry-Level Interior Designers lies in the neighborhood of $42K per year. The final incomes of Entry-Level Interior Designers generally vary between $30K and $58K; higher pay grades include potential for bonuses, profit sharing, and commissions as high as $5K, $7K, and $20K, respectively. Residence and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and slightly less than a third lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by the greater part and dental coverage is claimed by around half. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$30,644 - $56,803
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$42K
$57K
MEDIAN: $41,969
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$12.02 - $25.38
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$30,644 - $56,803  
   
Bonus
$486.82 - $5,124  
Profit Sharing
$493.76 - $6,545  
Commission
$894 - $19,866  
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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$29,802 - $57,761  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 2,292
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.02 - $25.38  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.88  
Overtime
$15.68 - $36.94  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$486.82 - $5,124  
   
Commission
$894 - $19,866  
Profit Sharing
$493.76 - $6,545  
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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$29,802 - $57,761  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 885

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Well-known firms with a reputation for hiring numerous Entry-Level Interior Designers include Gensler, DBI Architects, Restoration Hardware, Inc., Hirsch Bedner, and HOK. For Entry-Level Interior Designers, comfortable salaries can be found at Hirsch Bedner; in fact, median earnings sit around $52K, the highest in the area.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $41,683

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Entry-Level Interior Designers, working in the bustling city of San Francisco has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Entry-Level Interior Designers will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+21 percent), New York (+20 percent), Boston (+17 percent), and Seattle (+16 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in San Diego, 3 percent below the national average. On the whole, employers pay 3 percent below the median salary for those in this field in Minneapolis and Denver.

Interior Designer Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Interior Designer in Pittsburgh:
"The job is very stressful and sometimes requires long hours."
To be successful you must be extremely organized.

Interior Designer in Irvine:
"Don't be Afraid to Ask Questions or Make Suggestions."
Try hard; do your best; do things other people won't; don't give up.

Interior Designer in Salt Lake City:
"Selling Strategies."
Be more friendly and social with new people even if it feels fake and uncomfortable.

Interior Designer in San Diego:
"Standards Operating Procedures."
Every company should have standards and procedures on how to do things in order to have uniformity and understandably - especially within the design industry where the scale of each project vary from one another. Administrative Forms, CAD templates, Specification / Cut sheets, Design presentations, etc., should already be standardized depending on the project scale or type. This would- not only save countless hours on end but also dedicate valuable time elsewhere. PROPER TRAINING. All companies SHOULD afford the time and effort to, not only properly train each candidate, but to SUFFICIENTLY do so.

Key Stats for Interior Designer

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 454 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
77%
5-9 years
16%
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 454 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 49%
vision benefits
Vision: 37%
no benefits
None: 30%
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