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Interior Designer Average Salary in Dubai 2019

How much money does an Interior Designer make in Dubai?

15,617 AED per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working as an Interior Designer in Dubai typically earns around 15,617 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

Median and salary distribution monthly Dubai Interior Designer

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Interior Designer salaries in Dubai range between 6,559 AED per month (minimum salary) to 23,893 AED per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 16,085 AED per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Interior Designer are earning less than 16,085 AED while the other half are earning more than 16,085 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 10,190 AED while 75% of them are earning more than 10,190 AED. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working as Interior Designer are earning less than 21,188 AED while 25% are earning more than 21,188 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    =  
7,686 AED
2 - 5 Years    +42%  
10,893 AED
5 - 10 Years    +27%  
13,839 AED
10 - 15 Years    +21%  
16,786 AED
15 - 20 Years    +8%  
18,173 AED
20+ Years    +24%  
22,506 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 7,686 AED per month. While someone with experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 10,893 AED per month, 42% more than someone with less than two year's experience. Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 13,839 AED per month, 27% 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 16,786 AED per month, 21% 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 18,173 AED per month, 8% 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 22,506 AED per month, 24% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Dubai Interior Designer

Interior Designer Salary Comparison By Education

Certificate or Diploma    =  
9,939 AED
Bachelor's Degree    +49%  
14,793 AED
Master's Degree    +41%  
20,860 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 Certificate or Diploma, the average salary of an Interior Designer is 9,939 AED per month. While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 14,793 AED per month, 49% more than someone with Certificate or Diploma. A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 20,860 AED per month, 41% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.


Salary comparison by education level monthly Dubai Interior Designer


Interior Designer Salary Comparison By Gender

Female    =  
14,445 AED
Male    +17%  
16,944 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.

Salary comparison by gender monthly Dubai Interior Designer

Public / Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Private Sector    =  
13,665 AED
Public Sector    +30%  
17,725 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.

Public vs private sector salaries monthly Dubai Interior Designer

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.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Dubai Interior Designer
Average Salary 2016    =  
14,126 AED
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
14,649 AED
Average Salary 2018    +3%  
15,147 AED
Average Salary 2019    +3%  
15,617 AED
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Interior Designer salaries in Dubai are on the rise in the year 2019 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 3% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continous increase in pay in 2020 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.

Interior Designer Average Hourly Wage in Dubai

90 AED per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Dubai for Interior Designer is 90 AED. This means that the average Interior Designer in Dubai earns approximatly 90 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.

Interior Designer VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Interior Designer and Architecture monthly DubaiWe compared Dubai salaries for Interior Designer, Architecture, and All Jobs and we found that Interior Designer salaries are 10% more than those of Architecture. We also found out that Architecture salaries are 15% less than those of All Jobs.

Dubai VS United Arab Emirates

Salary Comparison Between Dubai and United Arab Emirates monthly Interior DesignerWe compared Interior Designer salaries in Dubai and United Arab Emirates and we found that Dubai salaries are 10% more than those of United Arab Emirates.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Architect15,009 AED-4%
Architectural Designer15,191 AED-3%
Architectural Drafter12,727 AED-19%
Architectural Manager18,139 AED+16%
Architectural Technician15,253 AED-2%
Architecture Consultant16,067 AED+3%
Architecture Estimating Manager16,601 AED+6%
Architecture Specifications Writer11,045 AED-29%
Assistant Architectural Manager17,439 AED+12%
CAD Drafter12,558 AED-20%
CAD Manager16,078 AED+3%
Design and Decoration Assistant13,318 AED-15%
Design Manager17,855 AED+14%
Drafting Supervisor13,303 AED-15%
Facilities and Project Manager19,193 AED+23%
Facility Planner16,806 AED+8%
Interior Design Assistant10,937 AED-30%
Interior Designer15,617 AED=
Kitchen Designer14,100 AED-10%
Landscape Architect15,614 AED-0%
Landscape Artist13,946 AED-11%
Landscaper13,286 AED-15%
Mapping Technician11,950 AED-23%
Mechanical Drafter13,854 AED-11%
Photogrammetrist12,507 AED-20%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Abu Dhabi15,144 AED
Ajman13,698 AED
Al Ain14,250 AED
Dubai15,617 AED
Fujairah12,940 AED
Ras Al Khaimah13,196 AED
Sharjah14,583 AED
Um Al Quiwain12,401 AED
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