Senior Interior Designer Salary

Senior Interior Designers in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — a little under three-quarters have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $44K to $95K per year, median earnings come to $63K per year. The final incomes of Senior Interior Designers generally vary between $44K and $95K; higher pay grades include potential for bonuses, profit sharing, and commissions as high as $10K, $12K, and $58K, respectively. Residence and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. While nearly one in five report receiving no health benefits, a fair number do receive medical coverage, and the larger part have dental, as well. Job satisfaction for Senior Interior Designers is high. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 85 percent of Senior Interior Designers are female. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$42,969 - $88,496

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$19.72 - $65.00

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$42,969 - $88,496  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,027  
Profit Sharing
$957 - $11,960  
Commission
$0.00 - $58,175  
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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$43,618 - $95,340  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,120
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$19.72 - $65.00  
   
Overtime
$19.93 - $52.70  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,027  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $58,175  
Profit Sharing
$957 - $11,960  
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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$43,618 - $95,340  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 164
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Job Description for Senior Interior Designer

Senior interior designers are responsible for developing, managing, and recording technical aspects of the project. They work closely with the project manager, design coordinators, and project teams on conceptual designs, presentations, design development, and production. Senior interior designers must be responsible for project deliverables, meeting overall project design schedules, as well as preparing and presenting design presentations. They must inform the project manager of any problems and attend meeting with the project managers.

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Senior Interior Designer Tasks

  • Use software to design, sketch, and provide drawings of proposed projects.
  • Work with clients to define project requirements and develop design criteria.
  • Create and present interior design concepts in response to client needs.
  • Create estimates, schedules, and staffing plans to complete projects.

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Popular Skills for Senior Interior Designer


Survey takers working as Senior Interior Designers report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Autodesk Revit Architecture, and Adobe Illustrator are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 8 percent. Those listing Microsoft Office as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. 3D Rendering and Technical Specification also typically command lower compensation. The majority of those who know Design also know AutoCAD.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Interior Designer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $52K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $59K. Senior Interior Designers bring in $67K after working for 10 to 20 years. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $72K.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 29 percent, Senior Interior Designers in New York receive some of the highest pay in the country. Senior Interior Designers will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+22 percent), Boston (+14 percent), Washington (+13 percent), and Houston (+13 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in St. Louis, 19 percent below the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Denver (15 percent lower) and Minneapolis (11 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Senior Interior Designer Salaries



National Average
$65,000



Skills That Affect Senior Interior Designer Salaries




Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
up arrow 4%

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 4%

Design
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%

AutoCAD Architecture
up arrow 2%

AutoCAD
up arrow 1%

Project Management
up arrow 1%

Commercial
up arrow 1%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
0%

National Average
$65,000


3D Rendering
up arrow 19%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 235 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
46%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 21%
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