Average Interior Designer Salary

$49,379
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$1,985
Bonus
$6,005
Commission
$2,075
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The average salary for an Interior Designer is $49,379.
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$36k
MEDIAN
$49k
90%
$70k
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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

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The top respondents for the job title Interior Designer are from the companies Gensler, Restoration Hardware, Inc. and Design Group. Reported salaries are highest at Stantec where the average pay is $60,000. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Gensler and Perkins and Will, earning around $57,134 and $56,262, respectively. Restoration Hardware, Inc. pays the lowest at around $46,000. Design Group and NELSON also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $51,104 and $52,115, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Interior Designers?

Skills in Design and Autodesk Revit Architecture are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include 3D Rendering, Adobe Photoshop 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 $39,838 based on 341 salaries. An early career Interior Designer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $46,214 based on 3,684 salaries. A mid-career Interior Designer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $54,139 based on 2,287 salaries. An experienced Interior Designer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $59,299 based on 1,099 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $60,132.
Employees with Interior Designer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 29.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (16.9% more) and New York, New York (15.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (1.6% less), Denver, Colorado (1.1% less) and Dallas, Texas (0.8% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 7,839 survey responses.
Entry Level
4.4%
Early Career
47.0%
Mid Career
29.2%
Experienced
14.0%
Late Career
5.5%