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Interior Designers Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for interior designers in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of interior designers amongst California areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Interior Designers in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$29,660
25th Percentile Wage
$44,530
50th Percentile Wage
$59,290
75th Percentile Wage
$78,690
90th Percentile Wage
$102,590

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for interior designers in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $102,590. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $59,290. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $29,660.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of interior designers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$59,290
3.49% 0.49%
2016
$57,220
2.83% -
2015
$55,600
1.06% -
2014
$55,010
-5.05% -
2013
$57,790
-2.09% -
2012
$59,000
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Interior Designers in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of interior designers in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of interior designers in state of California ranges from $39,940 to $74,750. The highest paying area for interior designers in California is Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta with a median annual salary of $74,750. The second highest paying city/area in California State is San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City (mean annual salary $64,040). The lowest paying area is Santa Cruz-Watsonville with a median annual salary of $39,940.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$74,750
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$64,040
Salinas
$62,900
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$62,690
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$62,670
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$62,670
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$55,560
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$55,140
Modesto
$54,780
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$54,050
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$53,320
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$52,610
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$50,580
Bakersfield-Delano
$49,460
Vallejo-Fairfield
$48,720
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$48,460
Fresno
$46,500
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$41,780
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$40,190
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$39,940




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