Interior Decorator Salary

Commissions comprise a big part of overall income for Interior Decorators. The median take-home amount in this area is around $41K, and on average, slightly less than three-fifths of that final number comes from commissions. Medical benefits are awarded to just under one in three, and around one in ten earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Interior Decorators. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$22,843 - $61,626
$23K
$39K
$62K
MEDIAN: $39,305
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50%
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$10.98 - $80.54
$11
$20
$81
MEDIAN: $20.35
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$0$138K
Salary $22,843 - $61,626
Bonus $1,200
Commission $27,500
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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$23,299 - $138,078
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 48
Hourly Data $0$80
Hourly Rate $10.98 - $80.54
Hourly Tips $2.22
Overtime $21.00
Annual Data $0$138K
Bonus $1,200
Commission $27,500
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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$23,299 - $138,078
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 68

Job Description for Interior Decorator

An interior decorator designs interior spaces for clients, changing the visual appearance of locations that might include homes, offices, stores, theaters, and other interior areas. For example, they may design a museum to ensure exhibits are effective and aesthetically pleasing; they might also design an office space so that work can be performed more efficiently, placing furniture and equipment in the most appropriate places. They might also design the kitchen or bar area of a restaurant, placing equipment in a way that eliminates extra movement and improves efficiency, or complete a makeover of a private home.

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Interior Decorator Tasks

  • Plan, design, and furnish interiors of buildings.
  • Select and purchase furnishings.
  • Advise clients on space management, layout, and color coordination.
  • Communicate with clients to determine their preferences and style.

Common Career Paths for Interior Decorator


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Many Interior Decorators move into an Interior Designer role, which does not lead to a big boost in pay. Interior Designers on average bring in a similar salary to Interior Decorators.

Interior Decorator Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Interior Decorator

Pay by Experience for an Interior Decorator has a positive trend. An entry-level Interior Decorator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 69 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Interior Decorator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 32 salaries. An experienced Interior Decorator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 30 salaries. An Interior Decorator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 12 salaries.

Interior Decorator Advice

Q: What is it like working as an Interior Decorator?

Interior Decorator in Longmont:
"Be tenatious."
Link up with local resources immediately.

Interior Decorator in Monterey:
"Dedicated Service."
Pros: Was able to work with director. Discussed ablilities to watch individuals through property. A visual connection without peoples stereotype awareness.
Cons: Arived there during the night from 10pm -2am. Had trouble commuting 3 miles on bike. Other strangers walking past property begging. Other companies would arrive and repair in same building. A conflict in employee connection were made.

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Key Stats for Interior Decorator

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
8%

Experience Affects Interior Decorator Salaries

Late-Career
▲25%

Experienced
▲24%

Mid-Career
▲21%

National Average
$42,000

Entry-Level
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 29%
dental benefits
Dental: 11%
vision benefits
Vision: 9%
no benefits
None: 71%