Salary for Interior Designers

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Professionals in the field of interior design work with clients to determine the functional needs of a space, aesthetics of the intended users, style preferences, and budget limits for projects. They use computer-aided design software and a knwoledge of materials and furnishings available to customize commercial, industrial and private spaces according to client demands. Additionally, they may procure fabric and surface samples, and create paste-ups, drawings and sketches of a finish spaced to share with the client before beginning to decorate. Associate's degrees are generally required for this position, although most interior designers have completed Bachelor's degrees.

A Interior Designer will usually earn a compensation of around $33,020 and $97,920 based on the level of experience. will usually earn a wage of sixty-one thousand four hundred dollars yearly.

receive the highest compensation in Arkansas, where they receive a compensation of near $73,840. These people are compensated the highest in Public Administration, where they can earn average pay scales of $82,820.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 36.37 percent nationwide in that time.


Interior Designers tend to make the most in the following industries:

Public Administration
Management of Companies and Enterprises
Health Care and Social Assistance
Transportation and Warehousing
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Educational Services

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Retail Trade
Finance and Insurance
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
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