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Average Interior Designer Salary in Canada

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The average salary for an Interior Designer in Canada is C$49,519.
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C$37k - C$67k
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C$11 - C$6k
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C$35k - C$71k
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What Do Interior Designers Do?

Interior Designer Tasks
  • Plan, design, and furnish interiors of residential, commercial, or industrial buildings.
  • Subcontract fabrication, installation, and arrangement of carpeting, fixtures, accessories, draperies, paint and wall coverings, art work, furniture, and related items.
  • Estimate material requirements and costs, and present design to client for approval.
  • Coordinate with other professionals, such as contractors, architects, engineers and plumbers.

Job Satisfaction for Interior Designer

3.8 out of 5
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The top respondents for the job title Interior Designer are from the companies Gensler, Heritage Office Furnishings and IBI Group, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Kasian Architecture Interior Design and Planning Ltd. where the average pay is C$59,781. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include HOK Canada and IBI Group, Inc., earning around C$55,000 and C$47,932, respectively. Heritage Office Furnishings pays the lowest at around C$40,478. SmartDesign Group and Interior Design Group also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying C$41,322 and C$43,000, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Interior Designers?

Skills in Design and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Adobe Photoshop, 3D Rendering and Autodesk AutoCAD.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Interior Designers?

An entry-level Interior Designer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$40,103 based on 39 salaries. An early career Interior Designer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$44,963 based on 646 salaries. A mid-career Interior Designer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$54,784 based on 414 salaries. An experienced Interior Designer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$59,892 based on 211 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$61,066.
Employees with Interior Designer in their job title in Calgary, Alberta earn an average of 11.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Edmonton, Alberta (8.4% more) and Vancouver, British Columbia (2.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Ottawa, Ontario (11.5% less), Winnipeg, Manitoba (9.8% less) and Montréal, Québec (0.3% less).

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