Entry-Level Interior Designer Salary

Pay for Entry-Level Interior Designers sits in the ballpark of $43K per year. Cash earnings for Entry-Level Interior Designers — which occasionally include more than $5K from bonuses and more than $7K from profit sharing — stretch from around $30K to approximately $58K. Residence and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Although just under one in three lack health benefits of any kind, more than half do enjoy medical insurance, and about one-half get dental coverage, too. Most Entry-Level Interior Designers report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$31,377 - $58,139
$31K
$43K
$58K
MEDIAN: $43,206
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$12.26 - $25.59
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MEDIAN: $18.13
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$0$59K
Salary $31,377 - $58,139
Bonus $487.00 - $5,074
Profit Sharing $497.13 - $6,899
Commission $501 - $23,839
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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$30,210 - $59,179
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 6 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,300
Hourly Data $0$37
Hourly Rate $12.26 - $25.59
Hourly Tips $0.69
Overtime $17.55 - $37.54
Annual Data $0$59K
Bonus $487.00 - $5,074
Commission $501 - $23,839
Profit Sharing $497.13 - $6,899
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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$30,210 - $59,179
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 6 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 882

Interior Designer Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Interior Designer


Gensler, DBI Architects, Restoration Hardware, Inc., Hirsch Bedner, and HOK are leaders in the field that employ a large number of Entry-Level Interior Designers. Entry-Level Interior Designers seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Hirsch Bedner, where the average salary comes to $52K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $42,572

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

For Entry-Level Interior Designers, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 33 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Interior Designers will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+20 percent), New York (+18 percent), Boston (+15 percent), and Seattle (+15 percent). Trailing the national average by 4 percent, San Diego is the market with the smallest paychecks. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Minneapolis and Denver (4 percent less).

Interior Designer Advice

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

Interior Designer in Pittsburgh:
"The job is very stressful and sometimes requires long hours."
To be successful you must be extremely organized.

Interior Designer in Newport Beach:
"Do things other people won't do or don't think of."
Don't give up - the pay is low at the begining, but it does get better with hard work.

Interior Designer in Irvine:
"Don't be Afraid to Ask Questions or Make Suggestions."
Try hard; do your best; do things other people won't; don't give up.

Interior Designer in Salt Lake City:
"Selling Strategies."
Be more friendly and social with new people even if it feels fake and uncomfortable.

Interior Designer in Harrisburg:
Have an eye for detail and be prepared.

Interior Designer in San Diego:
"Standards Operating Procedures."
Every company should have standards and procedures on how to do things in order to have uniformity and understandably - especially within the design industry where the scale of each project vary from one another. Administrative Forms, CAD templates, Specification / Cut sheets, Design presentations, etc., should already be standardized depending on the project scale or type. This would- not only save countless hours on end but also dedicate valuable time elsewhere. PROPER TRAINING. All companies SHOULD afford the time and effort to, not only properly train each candidate, but to SUFFICIENTLY do so.

Interior Designer in Joplin:
"Starting out as an interior designer."
Seek out mentorship in other interior designers and network as much as you can. Also, know your design programs and utilizing them and learn how to practice hand illustration.

Key Stats for Interior Designer

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 523 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
76%
5-9 years
17%

Skills That Affect Interior Designer Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 523 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 49%
vision benefits
Vision: 38%
no benefits
None: 30%