Senior Interior Designer Salary

With a little under three-quarters of Senior Interior Designers in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $49K to $93K per year and averages out to $67K annually. Cash earnings of Senior Interior Designers — including $10K in bonuses, $8K in profit sharing proceeds, and $25K in commissions near the top of the pay scale — stretch from approximately $49K to approximately $93K depending on individual performance. This group's pay is mainly influenced by residence, followed by years of experience and the particular employer. Health benefits are not claimed by all — nearly one in five lack any form of coverage — but a strong majority have medical insurance, and the greater part have dental, too. Work is enjoyable for Senior Interior Designers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Female Senior Interior Designers far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$48,134 - $89,695
$48K
$67K
$90K
MEDIAN: $67,396
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50%
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$20.17 - $60.00
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$30
$60
MEDIAN: $30.25
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$0$93K
Salary $48,134 - $89,695
Bonus $1,030 - $9,870
Profit Sharing $251.00 - $8,333
Commission $2,959 - $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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$48,796 - $93,199
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 700
Hourly Data $0$60
Hourly Rate $20.17 - $60.00
Overtime $29.71 - $50.09
Annual Data $0$93K
Bonus $1,030 - $9,870
Commission $2,959 - $25,342
Profit Sharing $251.00 - $8,333
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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$48,796 - $93,199
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 109

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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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It's not very common for Senior Interior Designers to move on to become Director of Interior Designs. Average pay for a Director of Interior Design is $86K annually. The most common career progression for Senior Interior Designers leads to becoming a Design Director of Interior Design, where average pay is $75K annually. However, many Senior Interior Designers also opt to become Interior Design Project Managers. Typically, an Interior Design Project Manager brings home $51K.

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Popular Skills for Senior Interior Designer


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. 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 3 percent and 7 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Office, Autodesk AutoCAD Architecture, and autodesk autocad. The majority of those who know 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: $68,175

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Surpassing the national average by 20 percent, Senior Interior Designers in New York receive some of the highest pay in the country. Senior Interior Designers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+18 percent), San Francisco (+18 percent), Washington (+13 percent), and Dallas (+11 percent). Senior Interior Designers in Minneapolis make 24 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Denver (9 percent lower) and Atlanta (7 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Senior Interior Designer

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 134 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
48%
20 years or more
23%
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Experience Affects Senior Interior Designer Salaries

▲7%

▲3%

National Average
$68,000

▼5%

▼16%

Skills That Affect Senior Interior Designer Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 134 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
48%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
vision benefits
Vision: 41%
no benefits
None: 21%
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