Senior Interior Designer Salary

Senior Interior Designers in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — somewhere between two-thirds and three-fourths have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $49K to $93K per year, median earnings come to $67K annually. Total cash earnings of Senior Interior Designers range from $49K on the low end to $93K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $10K and $8K, respectively. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by geography, but years of experience and the specific company are influential factors as well. The vast majority (89 percent) of Senior Interior Designers who took the survey are female. Slightly more than a fifth of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a strong majority report medical coverage and a majority claim dental coverage as well. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$48,190 - $90,477
$48K
$68K
$90K
MEDIAN: $67,582
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50%
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$20.31 - $55.18
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$55
MEDIAN: $30.33
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$0$93K
Salary $48,190 - $90,477
Bonus $1,035 - $9,860
Profit Sharing $507 - $8,384
Commission $2,936 - $25,168
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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$48,900 - $93,592
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 697
Hourly Data $0$55
Hourly Rate $20.31 - $55.18
Overtime $24.51 - $50.44
Annual Data $0$93K
Bonus $1,035 - $9,860
Commission $2,936 - $25,168
Profit Sharing $507 - $8,384
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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$48,900 - $93,592
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 103

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Job Description for Senior Interior Designer

Senior interior designers are responsible for developing, managing, and recording technical aspects of the project. They work closely with the project manager, design coordinators, and project teams on conceptual designs, presentations, design development, and production. Senior interior designers must be responsible for project deliverables, meeting overall project design schedules, as well as preparing and presenting design presentations. They must inform the project manager of any problems and attend meeting with the project managers.

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Senior Interior Designer Tasks

  • Create and present interior design concepts in response to client needs.
  • Create estimates, schedules, and staffing plans to complete projects.
  • Use software to design, sketch, and provide drawings of proposed projects.
  • Work with clients to define project requirements and develop design criteria.

Common Career Paths for Senior Interior Designer


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Senior Interior Designers do not often transition into Director of Interior Design roles. The role averages $86K per year. Going from Senior Interior Designer to Design Director of Interior Design is the transition that occurs most often in this field, where the paychecks are $75K. Many others choose to work as Interior Design Project Managers, where pay is typically $51K.

Senior Interior Designer Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Senior Interior Designer


Popular Skills for Senior Interior Designer


Survey results imply that Senior Interior Designers deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in Adobe InDesign, Commercial, Computer Aided Drafting & Design, and Computer Aided Design are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 7 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Office, Autodesk AutoCAD Architecture, and autodesk autocad. Most people familiar with Design also know AutoCAD.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Interior Designer

Pay by Experience for a Senior Interior Designer has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Interior Designer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 71 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior 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 $65,000 based on 319 salaries. An experienced Senior Interior Designer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 409 salaries. A Senior 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 $73,000 based on 171 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $68,294

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

For Senior Interior Designers, New York provides a pay rate that is 20 percent greater than the national average. Senior Interior Designers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+18 percent), San Francisco (+18 percent), Washington (+13 percent), and Dallas (+11 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in a Senior Interior Designer's salary, with Minneapolis Senior Interior Designers earning salaries that are 24 percent less than the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Denver (9 percent lower) and Atlanta (7 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Senior Interior Designer

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 142 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
46%
20 years or more
24%
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Experience Affects Senior Interior Designer Salaries

▲6%

▲3%

National Average
$68,000

▼5%

▼17%

Skills That Affect Senior Interior Designer Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 142 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
46%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
vision benefits
Vision: 42%
no benefits
None: 22%
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