An Entry-Level Interior Designer earns an average salary of C$42,428 per year.

C$31,089 - C$54,774
C$31K
C$42K
C$55K
MEDIAN: C$42,391
10%
50%
90%
C$14.52 - C$26.89
C$15
C$19
C$27
MEDIAN: C$19.16
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$55K
Salary C$31,089 - C$54,774
Bonus C$489 - C$4,862
Profit Sharing C$2,029
Commission C$998 - C$15,101
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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C$31,004 - C$55,807
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 10 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 633
Hourly Data C$0C$39
Hourly Rate C$14.52 - C$26.89
Hourly Tips C$2.00
Overtime C$18.20 - C$39.39
Annual Data C$0C$55K
Bonus C$489 - C$4,862
Commission C$998 - C$15,101
Profit Sharing C$2,029
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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C$31,004 - C$55,807
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 10 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 315

Job Description for Interior Designer

Most of the time, interior designers work for home or office builders. However, they may have their own businesses. Interior designers must be able to create a space that is aesthetic, functional, and safe. They work to enhance the quality of living or working environment. They must make sure that living or working spaces have appropriate colors, lighting, and decoration. They must follow their client’s instructions. They must be good listeners and must be able to attend to the specific needs of their clients. They are involved in all aspects of the design process.

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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.

Interior Designer Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$42,086

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

Interior Designer Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Interior Designer in Oakville:
"Nothing."
Be persistent, patient and motivated.

Interior Designer in Montréal:
"I wished to have more brainstorming."
Be passionate. Fully aware of new trends in terms of colors and materials. Good knowledge of technical drawings with good computer skills.

Interior Designer in Toronto:
"Find out if they pay competetively."
I didn't realize until my 1-year evaluation that my company "doesn't typically give raises".

Interior Designer in Montreal:
"Keep an open mind"
Broaden your horizons. Research industrial design, fashion, architecture, art...In the end they are all related!

Key Stats for Interior Designer

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 147 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
73%
5-9 years
21%

Skills That Affect Interior Designer Salaries






3D Rendering
▼0%

Autodesk Revit Architecture
▼0%

National Average
C$42,000

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
▼1%

▼2%


Sketchup
▼6%

▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 147 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 60%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
vision benefits
Vision: 37%
no benefits
None: 37%