Kitchen & Bath Designer / Salesperson Salary
Kitchen & Bath Designers in the United States take home an average $15.84 per hour. In the world of Kitchen & Bath Designers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $25K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $2K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $27K and $61K. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Kitchen & Bath Designers survey participants are largely women, dominating at 64 percent. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, two in five are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by close to one-half and dental insurance is reported by over a third. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Kitchen & Bath Designers. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Job Description for Kitchen & Bath Designer / Salesperson
The role of a kitchen & bath designer/salesperson is to create design solutions for kitchens and/or bathrooms for clients. They should be able to conceptualize the way to transform the client’s vision, develop a plan, provide quotations for costs, and work on purchase orders.Read More...
This job requires the individual to meet with clients to take a tour and check out the rooms that will need remodeling. From there, they speak with the client and determine what he/she wants to have done and the overall scope of the project. Then, they return to the office to make a conceptual design and determine the timeline, budget, materials needed, and necessary staff for the project.
An undergraduate degree such as Interior Design or a related field is generally required for this position. Some employers may also require the individual to have a Master’s degree, but this is far less common. Some states may mandate that the designer serve an apprenticeship under someone with experience in the field and take a licensing exam.
A kitchen & bath designer/salesperson will generally have regular work hours. They may occasionally have to meet with a client at an inconvenient time, which may be outside of regular hours. Work is both in and out of the office, as the individual will have to go off-site to meet with clients and determine what is needed for a given project, but also stay in the office to determine projections and other vital information.
Kitchen & Bath Designer / Salesperson Tasks
- Accurately check designs and orders.
- Create design solutions, plans, quotes and purchase orders.
- Discuss product details and expectations.
- Discuss and identify clients' design style.
- Qualify client based on client's wants, needs, desires and investment dollars available.
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Popular Employer Salaries for Kitchen & Bath Designer / Salesperson
The biggest paychecks can be found at Lowe's Home Improvement Inc. — the median salary there is $40K; however, employees are subject to a wide range in pay, with the lowest salaries sitting near $19K and highest ones in the neighborhood of $71K.
Popular Skills for Kitchen & Bath Designer / Salesperson
Kitchen & Bath Designers usually report a few specific skills. Computer Aided Design and Design are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 5 percent and 4 percent, respectively. Most people familiar with Design also know Computer Aided Design (CAD).
Pay by Experience Level for Kitchen & Bath Designer / Salesperson
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Kitchen & Bath Designers with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $35K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $40K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Kitchen & Bath Designers make a median salary of $41K. As Kitchen & Bath Designers reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $46K.