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Entry-Level Interior Designer Salary

Entry-Level Interior Designers may have to scrimp and save; the median compensation is $38K per year. In the world of Entry-Level Interior Designers, total cash compensation ranges from $28K on the lower end to $52K on the higher end; this includes bonuses that reach $4K and profit sharing that approaches $6K in rare cases, with some high rollers snagging commissions as high as $18K. Most Entry-Level Interior Designers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, just under one in three are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by more than half and dental insurance is reported by roughly one-half. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$29,098 - $50,512
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MEDIAN: $38,491
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$11.73 - $24.77
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data

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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
$29,098 - $50,512  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,392  
Profit Sharing
$484.79 - $5,623  
Commission
$0.00 - $18,246  
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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$27,864 - $52,050  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,124
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.73 - $24.77  
   
Overtime
$15.01 - $33.22  
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 - $4,392  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $18,246  
Profit Sharing
$484.79 - $5,623  
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).
)
$27,864 - $52,050  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 854
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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 will also find cushy salaries in New York (+22 percent), Washington (+15 percent), Seattle (+12 percent), and Boston (+9 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 10 percent south of the national average, can be found in St. Louis. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Denver and Portland (6 percent lower).

Skills That Affect Entry-Level Interior Designer Salaries

Project Management
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AutoCAD Architecture
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Autodesk Revit Architecture
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Adobe Illustrator
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Graphic Design
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Adobe Photoshop
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Design
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Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
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3D Rendering
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Microsoft Office
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Adobe InDesign
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AutoCAD
0%

Microsoft Excel
0%

National Average
$38,000

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 689 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 49%
vision benefits Vision: 32% employee benefits None: 28%