$47,817
Avg. Salary
$19.89
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,988

Bonus

$2,001

Profit Sharing

$5,759

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an Interior Designer is $19.89 per hour.

The average pay for an Interior Designer is $47,817 per year.

10%
$13.42
10%
$19.89
50%
$34.91
90%
90%
MEDIAN $19.89
10%
$34k
10%
$48k
50%
$69k
90%
90%
MEDIAN $47,817
$34,357 - $68,652
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$48K
$69K
MEDIAN: $47,817
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90%

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$13.42 - $34.91
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$0$71K
Salary $34,357 - $68,652
Bonus $504 - $6,605
Profit Sharing $507 - $7,907
Commission $916 - $27,648
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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$32,088 - $71,584
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 22 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 6,543
Hourly Data $0$41
Hourly Rate $13.42 - $34.91
Hourly Tips $0.00 - $10.10
Overtime $17.63 - $41.70
Annual Data $0$71K
Bonus $504 - $6,605
Commission $916 - $27,648
Profit Sharing $507 - $7,907
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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$32,088 - $71,584
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 22 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,273

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 Pay By Employer

$0$94K

Gensler
84 profiles
$55,415

Design Group
21 profiles
$50,505

Perkins and Will
20 profiles
$52,448

Hirsch Bedner
20 profiles
$52,059

$55,794

$40,585

$62,627

HOK
15 profiles
$53,155

DLR Group, Inc.
15 profiles
$53,874

$48,557

Common Career Paths for Interior Designer


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There are some Interior Designers — though it's uncommon — that transition into Design Managers, where earnings are an average $79K annually. It is quite typical for Interior Designers to transition into roles as Senior Interior Designers or Interior Design Project Managers, where reported median earnings are $15K and $5K higher per year.

Interior Designer Job Listings

Popular Skills for Interior Designer


Interior Designers seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Technical Specification, Autodesk Revit Architecture, and Adobe InDesign are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Sales, AutoCAD Architecture, and 3D Rendering. The majority of those who know 3D Rendering also know Design and AutoCAD.

Pay by Experience Level for Interior Designer

Pay by Experience for an Interior Designer has a positive trend. An entry-level Interior Designer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 3,012 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An 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 $51,000 based on 1,462 salaries. An experienced Interior Designer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 813 salaries. An 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 $64,000 based on 300 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $47,553

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

For Interior Designers, San Francisco provides a pay rate that is 27 percent greater than the national average. Interior Designers will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+18 percent), Washington (+17 percent), New York (+16 percent), and Seattle (+13 percent). With compensation 9 percent below the national average, Denver is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Employers also pay below the national average in Portland (4 percent lower) and San Diego (2 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Interior Designer

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 1559 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
6%

Experience Affects Interior Designer Salaries

▲35%

▲20%

▲8%

National Average
$48,000

▼13%

Skills That Affect Interior Designer Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 1559 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
vision benefits
Vision: 41%
no benefits
None: 29%