The average salary for an Interior Designer is $49,309.
What Do Interior Designers Do?
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 ne
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
Popular Employer Salaries for Interior Designer
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 $51,663, respectively.
Interior Designer Job Listings
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 $39,651 based on 375 salaries. An early career Interior Designer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $46,116 based on 3,840 salaries. A mid-career Interior Designer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $54,004 based on 2,381 salaries. An experienced Interior Designer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $58,823 based on 1,147 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $60,209.
Pay Difference by Location
Employees with Interior Designer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 29.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (15.7% more) and New York, New York (15.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (1.9% less), Denver, Colorado (0.7% less) and Dallas, Texas (0.7% less).
Years of Experience
This data is based on 8,178 survey responses.