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Interior Designer Average Salary in Germany 2020

How much money does an Interior Designer make in Germany?

Average Monthly Salary
10,800 EUR
( 130,000 EUR yearly)


A person working as an Interior Designer in Germany typically earns around 10,800 EUR per month. Salaries range from 4,450 EUR (lowest) to 16,700 EUR (highest).

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 detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Interior Designer Salary Distribution in Germany

Median and salary distribution monthly Germany Interior Designer

The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Interior Designer salaries in Germany range between 4,450 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 16,700 EUR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 11,300 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Interior Designer are earning less than 11,300 EUR while the other half are earning more than 11,300 EUR. 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.

  • Percentiles

    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 7,070 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 7,070 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working as Interior Designer are earning less than 15,100 EUR while 25% are earning more than 15,100 EUR.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

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

Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Germany Interior Designer

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 5,120 EUR per month. While someone with experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 7,020 EUR per month, 37% more than someone with less than two year's experience. Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 8,860 EUR per month, 26% 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 10,700 EUR 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 12,500 EUR per month, 17% 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 15,500 EUR per month, 24% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

0 - 2 Years
5,120 EUR
2 - 5 Years+37%
7,020 EUR
5 - 10 Years+26%
8,860 EUR
10 - 15 Years+21%
10,700 EUR
15 - 20 Years+17%
12,500 EUR
20+ Years+24%
15,500 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Interior Designer Salary Comparison By Education

Salary comparison by education level monthly Germany Interior Designer

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 Highschool, the average salary of an Interior Designer is 5,120 EUR per month. While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 6,470 EUR per month, 26% more than someone with Highschool. A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 9,040 EUR per month, 40% more than someone with Certificate or Diploma. Professionals who hold a Master's Degree are rewarded with an average salary of 12,700 EUR per month, 41% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree. Ph.d holders are compensated with wage equivelant to 15,800 EUR per month, 24% more than someone with Master's Degree.

5,120 EUR
Certificate or Diploma+26%
6,470 EUR
Bachelor's Degree+40%
9,040 EUR
Master's Degree+41%
12,700 EUR
15,800 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Interior Designer Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Germany Interior DesignerThough 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 Germany earn 7% more than their female counterparts.
10,500 EUR
11,200 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Public / Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Public vs private sector salaries monthly Germany Interior DesignerWhere can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the goverment? Public sector Interior Designer employees in Germany earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts.
Private Sector
10,600 EUR
Public Sector+5%
11,100 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Interior Designer Salary Trend and Forecast in Germany

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 Germany Interior Designer
Average Salary 2016
9,380 EUR
Average Salary 2017+4%
9,720 EUR
Average Salary 2018+4%
10,100 EUR
Average Salary 2019+4%
10,500 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Interior Designer salaries in Germany are on the rise in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2020 are 4% higher than those of 2019. The trend suggests a slow yet continous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.

Interior Designer Average Hourly Wage in Germany

63 EUR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Germany for Interior Designer is 63 EUR. This means that the average Interior Designer in Germany earns approximatly 63 EUR 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 GermanyWe compared Germany salaries for Interior Designer, Architecture, and All Jobs and we found that Interior Designer salaries are 8% more than those of Architecture. We also found out that Architecture salaries are 15% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Architect10,400 EUR-4%
Architectural Designer10,000 EUR-8%
Architectural Drafter8,040 EUR-26%
Architectural Manager12,100 EUR+12%
Architectural Technician10,300 EUR-5%
Architecture Consultant10,500 EUR-3%
Architecture Estimating Manager10,800 EUR-0%
Architecture Specifications Writer7,400 EUR-32%
Assistant Architectural Manager12,400 EUR+14%
CAD Drafter8,840 EUR-18%
CAD Manager10,500 EUR-3%
Design and Decoration Assistant8,970 EUR-17%
Design Manager11,400 EUR+5%
Drafting Supervisor9,050 EUR-17%
Facilities and Project Manager13,200 EUR+22%
Facility Planner11,000 EUR+1%
Interior Design Assistant8,020 EUR-26%
Interior Designer10,800 EUR-0%
Kitchen Designer9,260 EUR-15%
Landscape Architect10,400 EUR-4%
Landscape Artist9,880 EUR-9%
Landscaper8,990 EUR-17%
Mapping Technician8,340 EUR-23%
Mechanical Drafter8,790 EUR-19%
Photogrammetrist8,640 EUR-20%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Berlin12,400 EUR
Bremen10,400 EUR
Dortmund10,300 EUR
Dresden9,650 EUR
Dusseldorf11,000 EUR
Essen10,600 EUR
Frankfurt11,400 EUR
Hamburg12,100 EUR
Hannover9,500 EUR
Koln11,600 EUR
Leipzig9,890 EUR
Munchen11,900 EUR
Nurnberg9,200 EUR
Stuttgart10,900 EUR
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