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Senior Interior Designer Salary

Senior Interior Designers in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and a little under three-quarters have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $62K annually, but may range from $43K to $96K per year. The range in cash compensation to Senior Interior Designers (largely between $43K and $96K) includes potential earnings of $10K from bonuses, $12K from profit sharing, and commissions of $59K in exceptional cases. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Some workers in this field — one-fifth — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a strong majority and dental plans are enjoyed by a majority. Female Senior Interior Designers far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$42,218 - $87,941
(Median)
$42K
$62K
$88K
MEDIAN: $62,000
10%
50%
90%

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$19.51 - $72.97
(Median)
$20
$28
$73
MEDIAN: $28.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary 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$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$42,218 - $87,941  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,961  
Profit Sharing
$511 - $12,080  
Commission
$0.00 - $59,180  
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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$42,837 - $96,368  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,135
National Hourly Rate 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$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$19.51 - $72.97  
   
Overtime
$19.94 - $52.57  
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.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,961  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $59,180  
Profit Sharing
$511 - $12,080  
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).
)
$42,837 - $96,368  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 186

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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.

Common Career Paths for Senior Interior Designer


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Moving into a Design Director of Interior Design position seems to be a popular career progression. Median pay for this job is $71K annually. It is not unusual for a Senior Interior Designer to become an Interior Design Project Manager or an Architecture Project Manager.

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Popular Skills for Senior Interior Designer


Survey results imply that Senior Interior Designers deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Adobe InDesign, Microsoft Excel, Adobe Photoshop, and Autodesk Revit Architecture are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 9 percent, 8 percent, 7 percent, and 7 percent, respectively. Those listing 3D Rendering as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Microsoft Office and Technical Specification also typically command lower compensation. For most people, competency in AutoCAD indicates knowledge of Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Interior Designer

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


For many Senior Interior Designers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $52K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $59K. For Senior Interior Designers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $66K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $72K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


For Senior Interior Designers, working in the bustling city of New York has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Senior Interior Designers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+23 percent), Boston (+17 percent), San Diego (+10 percent), and Washington (+9 percent). The lowest-paying market is St. Louis, which sits 20 percent below the national average. Workers in Denver and Minneapolis earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (14 percent less and 11 percent less, respectively).

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Experience Affects Senior Interior Designer Salaries



National Average
$64,000



Skills That Affect Senior Interior Designer Salaries


Microsoft Excel
up arrow 8%




Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 5%

Design
up arrow 4%

AutoCAD Architecture
up arrow 3%

AutoCAD
up arrow 2%

Project Management
up arrow 2%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 1%

Commercial
0%

National Average
$64,000


Microsoft Office
up arrow 20%

3D Rendering
up arrow 22%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 285 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
3%
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: 37% employee benefits None: 21%
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