Project Manager, Interior Design Salary
|Salary||$38,325 - $86,477|
|Bonus||$985 - $9,875|
|Commission||$507 - $61,448|
|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).)
|$35,749 - $85,781|
|Hourly Rate||$14.17 - $38.48|
|Overtime||$17.40 - $52.36|
|Bonus||$985 - $9,875|
|Commission||$507 - $61,448|
|Total Pay (||$35,749 - $85,781|
Job Description for Project Manager, Interior Design
The interior design project manager is responsible for all aspects of planning, budgeting, and execution for interior design projects in their organization.Read More...
They must consult with the client regarding their available space, needs, and style preferences. Then, the interior design project manager uses their in-depth knowledge of design principles, concepts, and best practices to create a project plan that includes detailed layouts, technical models and drawings, and estimates for time, cost, materials, and equipment. They need to ensure their plans adhere to building and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) codes and requirements, and they must prepare agreements for clients' approval.
Once approved, the interior design project manager coordinates with other project leaders (such as the project architect and project designer) and other project team members to implement the plan. This includes negotiating construction fees with contractors and subcontractors, procuring materials, maintaining required documentation, and setting and communicating deadlines for key deliverables. The interior design project manager must closely monitor progress for all aspects of the project and ensure efficient, accurate, and cost-effective implementation of the project plan. They must also regularly communicate with the client, providing regular status updates and handling any questions or changes.
A bachelor's degree in interior design, architecture, or a related field is generally required for this position, as well as a minimum of five years of experience is required; a master's degree, relevant certification, and 10 years of experience is often preferred. Proficiency in a variety of office, design, graphics, and project-planning software is needed as well. Interior design project managers must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as strong time management and leadership skills.
Project Manager, Interior Design Tasks
- Analyze and guide space and design planning for implementation of interior design strategies.
- Manage designers' calendars, arrange stakeholder meetings, and maintain sample libraries.
- Conduct site visits to ensure standards and schedules are met.
- Manage schedule, metrics collection, shipping, inventory, and accounting for specified projects.
- Interact with clients, contractors, and staff to communicate and enforce project goals and deadlines.
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Popular Skills for Project Manager, Interior Design
Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in 3D Rendering, Autodesk Revit Architecture, Project Management, and Autodesk AutoCAD Architecture are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Microsoft Excel as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Project Coordinating and Adobe Photoshop also typically command lower compensation. Those familiar with Design also tend to know AutoCAD.
Pay by Experience Level for Project Manager, Interior Design
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $46K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $60K. For Interior Design Project Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $68K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $70K.
Pay Difference by Location
Home to some of the best pay for Interior Design Project Managers, Minneapolis offers exceptional salaries, 40 percent above the national average. Interior Design Project Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+34 percent), New York (+27 percent), Dallas (+20 percent), and Boston (+13 percent). Interior Design Project Managers in Orlando make 24 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Workers in Chicago and Miami earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (23 percent less and 19 percent less, respectively).
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