Assistant Interior Designer Salary

Most Assistant Interior Designers in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $15.16 per hour. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. A little less than half report receiving medical coverage from their employers and just under one in three collect dental insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$29,210 - $55,889
$29K
$38K
$56K
MEDIAN: $38,440
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$11.70 - $22.64
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$15
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MEDIAN: $15.16
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$0$55K
Salary $29,210 - $55,889
Bonus $486.65 - $4,637
Profit Sharing $1,000
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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$25,458 - $53,498
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 204
Hourly Data $0$32
Hourly Rate $11.70 - $22.64
Overtime $17.00 - $32.96
Annual Data $0$53K
Bonus $486.65 - $4,637
Profit Sharing $1,000
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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$25,458 - $53,498
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 247

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Job Description for Assistant Interior Designer

Assistant interior designers use their design skills to help create an attractive indoor environment for clients. Typically working in tandem with one or more interior designers - or as part of an interior design team - the interior design assistant helps to bring a design to life by working on logistical issues such as taking measurements, arranging for the acquisition of necessary tools, researching product options and ordering necessary materials, and serving as a liaison between the designer and vendors. Interior design assistants may also be called upon to participate in the design process or complete other tasks as needed by their supervisor or team. Individuals in this position typically work in an office setting, although trips to clients' sites and suppliers are generally required.

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Assistant Interior Designer Tasks

  • Assist designer with design concepts, showroom displays and in-home design projects.
  • Team with designer and management to drive sales.
  • Respond to clients questions and concerns in a timely, informative manner.
  • Maintain excel spreadsheets and other documentation regarding budget, client purchases and marketing efforts.
  • Assist in the success of marketing efforts, store promotions and other programs.

Common Career Paths for Assistant Interior Designer


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Assistant Interior Designers do not often transition into Senior Interior Designer roles. The role averages $61K per year. Assistant Interior Designers moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Interior Designers or Interior Design Project Managers. The median paychecks in those roles are $6K higher and $16K higher, respectively.

Assistant Interior Designer Job Listings

Popular Skills for Assistant Interior Designer


Survey takers working as Assistant Interior Designers report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, and Autodesk Revit Architecture are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Office, Project Management, and Microsoft Word. Most people experienced in AutoCAD also know Design and Autodesk Revit Architecture. Most people familiar with Adobe Photoshop also know Autodesk Revit Architecture and Design.

Pay by Experience Level for Assistant Interior Designer

Pay by Experience for an Assistant Interior Designer has a positive trend. An entry-level Assistant Interior Designer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 392 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Assistant 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 $41,000 based on 55 salaries. An experienced Assistant Interior Designer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 24 salaries. An Assistant 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 $42,000 based on 5 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $35,266

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

Surpassing the national average by 59 percent, Assistant Interior Designers in Seattle receive some of the highest pay in the country. Assistant Interior Designers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+33 percent), San Francisco (+28 percent), Minneapolis (+24 percent), and Boston (+22 percent). Assistant Interior Designers in Tampa make 28 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Employers pay around 17 percent less in Las Vegas and 12 percent less in Atlanta, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Assistant Interior Designer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Assistant Interior Designer?

Assistant Interior Designer in La Jolla:
"Intro Designer."
Pros: I love my job because it is a small studio firm by the beach. The style of the principal designers and senior designers is sleek, sophisticated, and contemporary. The people are all very sweet and easy to work with. Starting as an intern really helped me ease myself into the workload I have now taken on as an Administrative Assistant who is moving into the Coordinating job that a recent employee left.
Cons: I'm not exactly an Interior Designer. For good reason. The two senior designers we have in the office use AutoCad like wiz's. I don't foresee myself being at their level for years. I will need to take on side projects and much, much, smaller scale project - and continue my skill development on my own - until I will be at their level. Other than not being a designer, I really do get to be involved in the choosing of palettes and items as well as the process of evolvement.

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Key Stats for Assistant Interior Designer

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 72 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
71%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
1%
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Experience Affects Assistant Interior Designer Salaries

Late-Career
▲19%

▲18%

▲15%

National Average
$35,000

▼2%

Skills That Affect Assistant Interior Designer Salaries

Adobe Illustrator
▲2%


Adobe InDesign
▲1%

Design
▼0%

▼0%


National Average
$35,000

autodesk autocad
▼1%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
▼1%

Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
▼1%

▼6%


Microsoft Word
▼9%

Project Management
▼11%

Microsoft Office
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 72 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
71%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 46%
dental benefits
Dental: 29%
vision benefits
Vision: 19%
no benefits
None: 53%
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