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.

An Interior Designer will normally receive a pay level somewhere between 40000 - 60000 based on levels of tenure. Interior Designers will most likely receive wages of Fifty Two Thousand dollars every year.

Interior Designers are paid most highly in the District of Columbia, where they can earn average pay scales of approximating $67550. People holding this job title have the best average compensation in Management of Companies and Enterprises, which has average job salaries of $69750.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 15.70 percent nationwide in that time.


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

Public Administration
Management of Companies and Enterprises
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
Health Care and Social Assistance
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Other Services (except Public Administration)
Accommodation and Food Services
Retail Trade
Transportation and Warehousing