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Interior Designer Average Salary in Dubai 2018

How much money does an Interior Designer make in Dubai?

13,239 AED per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working as an Interior Designer in Dubai typically earns around 13,239 AED 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 Dubai

25% of people earn
5,000 AED
or less
50% of people earn
9,400 AED
or less
75% of people earn
20,000 AED
or less
Minimum
2,500 AED
Median
9,400 AED
Maximum
50,000 AED

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Interior Designer salaries in Dubai range between 2,500 AED per month (minimum salary) to 50,000 AED per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 9,400 AED per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Interior Designer are earning less than 9,400 AED while the other half are earning more than 9,400 AED. 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 values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of people working as Interior Designer are earning less than 5,000 AED while 75% of them are earning more than 5,000 AED. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working as Interior Designer are earning less than 20,000 AED while 25% are earning more than 20,000 AED.

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

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of 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 and there is plently of room for improvement. If your wage is in between the average and median, then things can be a bit confusing. 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    =  
6,300 AED
2 - 5 Years    +128%  
14,375 AED
5 - 10 Years    +56%  
22,450 AED
10 - 15 Years    +36%  
30,525 AED
15 - 20 Years    +12%  
34,325 AED
20+ Years    +24%  
42,400 AED
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Experience 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 6,300 AED per month. While someone with experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 14,375 AED per month, 128% more than someone with less than two year's experience. Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 22,450 AED per month, 56% more than a person with two to five years of experience. Additionally, Interior Designer(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 30,525 AED per month, 36% 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 34,325 AED per month, 12% 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 42,400 AED per month, 24% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Interior Designer Salary Comparison By Education

Certification or Diploma    =  
11,763 AED
Bachelor's Degree    +113%  
25,063 AED
Master's Degree    +66%  
41,688 AED
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 11,763 AED per month. While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 25,063 AED per month, 113% more than someone with Certification or Diploma. A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 41,688 AED per month, 66% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.



Interior Designer Salary Comparison By Gender

Female    =  
12,246 AED
Male    +17%  
14,364 AED
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 Dubai earn 17% more than their female counterparts.

Public / Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Private Sector    =  
11,584 AED
Public Sector    +30%  
15,026 AED
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 Dubai earn 30% more than their private sector counterparts.

Interior Designer Salary Trend and Forecast in Dubai

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

2015201620172018
Average Salary 2015    =  
12,403 AED
Average Salary 2016    +1%  
12,552 AED
Average Salary 2017    +3%  
12,903 AED
Average Salary 2018    +3%  
13,239 AED
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Interior Designer salaries in Dubai are on the rise in the year 2018 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2018 are 3% higher than those of 2017. The trend suggests a slow yet continous increase in pay in 2019 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.

Interior Designer Average Hourly Wage in Dubai

68 AED per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Dubai for Interior Designer is 68 AED. This means that the average Interior Designer in Dubai earns approximatly 68 AED 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 they are considered to the be the standard.

Salary Comparison of Architecture Jobs in Dubai

13,239 AED
17,032 AED
18,306 AED
Average Salary
Interior Designer
Average Salary
Architecture
Average Salary
All Jobs
We compared Dubai salaries for Interior Designer, Architecture, and All Jobs and we found that Interior Designer salaries are 22% less than those of Architecture. We also found out that Architecture salaries are 7% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison for Interior Designer Jobs in United Arab Emirates

13,239 AED
12,307 AED
Average Salary
Dubai
Average Salary
United Arab Emirates
We compared Interior Designer salaries in Dubai and United Arab Emirates and we found that Dubai salaries are 8% more than those of United Arab Emirates.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Architect13,045 AED-1%
Architectural Designer15,418 AED+16%
Architectural Drafter5,000 AED-62%
Architectural Manager41,100 AED+210%
CAD Drafter4,667 AED-65%
Design / Decoration Assistant7,000 AED-47%
Estimating Manager22,000 AED+66%
Facilities / Project Manager22,108 AED+67%
Interior Designer13,239 AED=
Landscape Architect11,333 AED-14%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Abu Dhabi11,500 AED
Dubai13,239 AED
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