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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. Total cash compensation to Entry-Level Interior Designers bottoms out near $28K and approaches $53K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $5K from bonuses and almost $6K from profit sharing. Residence and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not claimed by all — slightly less than a third lack any form of coverage — but more than half have medical insurance, and one-half have dental, too. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$29,363 - $51,043
(Median)
$29K
$39K
$51K
MEDIAN: $38,853
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50%
90%

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$11.79 - $24.76
(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
$29,363 - $51,043  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,829  
Profit Sharing
$489.36 - $5,594  
Commission
$0.00 - $17,412  
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).
)
$28,360 - $52,637  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,131
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
$11.79 - $24.76  
   
Overtime
$14.97 - $33.00  
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.
)
$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,829  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $17,412  
Profit Sharing
$489.36 - $5,594  
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).
)
$28,360 - $52,637  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 857

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Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Entry-Level Interior Designers, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 28 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Interior Designers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+22 percent), Seattle (+15 percent), Washington (+14 percent), and Boston (+9 percent). The lowest-paying market is St. Louis, which sits 10 percent below the national average. Two other places where employers salaries are below the median are Portland and Denver (6 percent lower).

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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
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Autodesk Revit Architecture
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Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
up arrow 2%

AutoCAD Revit Architecture Suite
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Adobe Photoshop
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Design
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Adobe InDesign
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AutoCAD
0%

3D Rendering
0%

Microsoft Office
0%

National Average
$39,000

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

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 605 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%