Senior Interior Designer Salary

Nearly two in three of Senior Interior Designers in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $48K to $93K per year, but median earnings come to around $66K annually. Overall incomes of Senior Interior Designers — including $10K bonuses, $9K profit sharing proceeds, and $25K commissions on the more lucrative end — generally ranges between $48K and $93K. This group's pay is mainly influenced by geography, followed by career duration and the individual firm. Women account for the majority of Senior Interior Designers who took the survey — 89 percent to be exact. Although just under a fourth lack health benefits of any kind, a strong majority do enjoy medical insurance, and more than half get dental coverage, too. Most Senior Interior Designers like their work and job satisfaction is high. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$47,571 - $89,503
$48K
$66K
$90K
MEDIAN: $65,788
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90%

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$19.26 - $59.18
$19
$30
$59
MEDIAN: $29.59
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$47,571 - $89,503  
   
Bonus
$1,022 - $10,004  
Profit Sharing
$249.00 - $8,681  
Commission
$3,007 - $25,342  
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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$47,985 - $92,841  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 673
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$19.26 - $59.18  
   
Overtime
$28.97 - $51.43  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,022 - $10,004  
   
Commission
$3,007 - $25,342  
Profit Sharing
$249.00 - $8,681  
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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$47,985 - $92,841  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 105

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Senior Interior Designer


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There are some Senior Interior Designers — though it's uncommon — that transition into Director of Interior Designs, where earnings are an average $86K annually. With an annual salary of $75K, Design Director of Interior Design is the most common role for Senior Interior Designers to subsequently assume on their way up the ladder. Transitioning into an Interior Design Project Manager role — which usually pays $51K — is also typical for Senior Interior Designers, though less common by comparison.

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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, Commercial, Computer Aided Drafting & Design, and Computer Aided Design are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 9 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Office. Most people familiar with Design also know AutoCAD.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Interior Designer

Pay by Experience for a Senior Interior Designer has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Interior Designer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 71 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Interior Designer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 319 salaries. An experienced Senior Interior Designer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 409 salaries. A Senior Interior Designer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $73,000 based on 171 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $66,831

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For Senior Interior Designers, New York provides a pay rate that is 22 percent greater than the national average. Senior Interior Designers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+20 percent), San Francisco (+20 percent), Washington (+15 percent), and Dallas (+13 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in a Senior Interior Designer's salary, with Minneapolis Senior Interior Designers earning salaries that are 22 percent less than the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Denver (7 percent lower) and Atlanta (5 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Senior Interior Designer

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 115 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
46%
20 years or more
22%
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Experience Affects Senior Interior Designer Salaries

▲9%

▲5%

National Average
$67,000

▼3%

▼15%

Skills That Affect Senior Interior Designer Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 115 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
46%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 39%
no benefits
None: 22%