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Interior Designer Average Salary in United States 2018

How much money does an Interior Designer make in United States?

3,736 USD per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working as an Interior Designer in United States typically earns around 3,736 USD per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Interior Designer salaries may differ drasticlty based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find detialed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Interior Designer Salary Distribution in United States

25% of people earn
3,250 USD
or less
50% of people earn
3,354 USD
or less
75% of people earn
4,333 USD
or less
Minimum
2,917 USD
Median
3,354 USD
Maximum
6,477 USD

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Interior Designer salaries in United States range between 2,917 USD per month (minimum salary) to 6,477 USD per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 3,354 USD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Interior Designer are earning less than 3,354 USD while the other half are earning more than 3,354 USD. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph, with the group earning more than the median salary.

Closely related to the median are two similar values: the 25th and 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of people working as Interior Designer are earning less than 3,250 USD while 75% of them are earning more than 3,250 USD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working as Interior Designer are earning less than 4,333 USD while 25% of them are earning more than 4,333 USD.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary? What should I be looking at?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both the average and the median, then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you. You have plently of room for improvement. If your wage is in between the average and median, then things can be a bit confusing. Luckily for you, we have written a guide to explain all the different senarios. How to compare your salary

Interior Designer Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

0 - 2 Years    =  
3,379 USD
2 - 5 Years    +14%  
3,842 USD
5 - 10 Years    +12%  
4,305 USD
10 - 15 Years    +11%  
4,768 USD
15 - 20 Years    +16%  
5,551 USD
20+ Years    +8%  
6,014 USD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Experince level is the most important factor in determining your salary. Naturally, the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Interior Designer salaries by experience level. An Interior Designer with less than two years of experience makes approximatly 3,379 USD per month. While someone with experience level between two and five years is expected to to earn 3,842 USD per month, 14% more than someone with with less than two year's experience. Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 4,305 USD per month, 12% more than a person with two to five years of experience. Additionally, Interior Designer(s) who whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 4,768 USD per month, 11% more than a person with five to ten years of experience. If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 5,551 USD per month, 16% more than a person with ten to fifteen years of experience. Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 6,014 USD per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Interior Designer Salary Comparison By Education

Certification or Diploma    =  
3,878 USD
Bachelor's Degree    +21%  
4,697 USD
Master's Degree    +19%  
5,587 USD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add into your income? We broke down Interior Designer salaries by education level in order to make a comparison. When the education level is Certification or Diploma, the average salary of an Interior Designer is 3,878 USD per month. While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 4,697 USD per month, 21% more than someone with Certification or Diploma. A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 5,587 USD per month, 19% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.

Interior Designer Salary Comparison By Gender

Female    =  
3,474 USD
Male    +14%  
3,960 USD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Interior Designer employees in United States earn 14% more than their female counterparts.

Public / Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Private Sector    =  
3,288 USD
Public Sector    +26%  
4,147 USD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the goverment? Public sector Interior Designer employees in United States earn 26% more than their private sector counterparts.

Interior Designer Salary Trend and Forecast in United States

How are Interior Designer salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average Interior Designer salary in United States in recent years.

2015201620172018
Average Salary 2015    =  
3,500 USD
Average Salary 2016    +3%  
3,591 USD
Average Salary 2017    +3%  
3,692 USD
Average Salary 2018    +1%  
3,736 USD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Interior Designer salaries in United States are on the rise in the year 2018 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2018 are 1% higher than those of 2017. The trend suggests a slow yet slow continous increase in pay in 2019 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.

Interior Designer Average Hourly Wage in United States

19 USD per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in United States for Interior Designer is 19 USD. This means that the average Interior Designer in United States earns approximatly 19 USD for every worked hour.


Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one working hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage, the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximation and is considered to the be the standard.

Interior Designer VS Architecture VS All Jobs

Average Salary in United States for Interior Designer3,736 USD
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Salary Comparison By State (Average Monthly Salary)

StateAverage Salary
Arkansas3,333 USD
California4,838 USD
Georgia3,111 USD
Louisiana4,000 USD
Massachusetts3,250 USD
New Hampshire3,833 USD
New Jersey4,333 USD
North Carolina2,917 USD
Oregon3,875 USD

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