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Highest Paying Cities for Interior Designers

The top 100 highest paying cities for interior designers (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of interior designers in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $74,750, Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, California is the highest paying city for interior designers. It is followed by Providence-Fall River-Warwick, Rhode Island (average annual salary $71,500). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [1]. For more salary information of interior designers in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Interior Designers

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, California
$74,750
70
2 Providence-Fall River-Warwick, Rhode Island
$71,500
180
3 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California
$69,990
70
4 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York
$65,870
60
5 Louisville-Jefferson County, Kentucky
$65,170
180
6 Camden, New Jersey
$64,630
140
7 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$64,450
3,020
8 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$63,580
1,090
9 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$62,780
860
10 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$62,690
2,510
11 Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, Michigan
$62,060
190
12 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, California
$62,040
60
13 Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area, Michigan
$61,980
50
14 Tacoma, Washington
$61,230
100
15 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$60,980
1,340
16 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$60,920
1,290
17 Springfield, Massachusetts
$60,480
30
18 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$60,040
2,060
19 Salinas, California
$59,850
50
20 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$59,830
710
21 Nantucket Island and Marthas Vineyard nonmetropolitan area, Massachusetts
$59,180
30
22 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$59,030
3,880
23 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$59,000
1,640
24 Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky
$58,670
140
25 Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, South Carolina
$57,530
450
26 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$57,330
1,350
27 Worcester, Massachusetts
$57,130
90
28 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$57,100
1,260
29 Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$55,950
210
30 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$55,940
230
31 Modesto, California
$55,770
70
32 Birmingham-Hoover, Alabama
$55,750
290
33 Savannah, Georgia
$55,730
80
34 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$55,560
930
35 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$55,210
2,040
36 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
$55,100
1,830
37 Columbia, Missouri
$55,020
40
38 Lake County-Kenosha County, Wisconsin
$54,930
350
39 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$54,700
1,450
40 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$54,050
2,430
41 Fresno, California
$53,700
70
42 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$53,480
950
43 Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, Missouri
$53,450
40
44 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$53,150
170
45 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$52,890
370
46 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$52,590
660
47 Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area, North Carolina
$52,560
90
48 Toledo, Ohio
$52,550
90
49 St Louis, Missouri
$52,160
810
50 Roanoke, Virginia
$52,060
50
51 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Georgia
$52,010
1,430
52 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$51,470
740
53 Terre Haute, Indiana
$51,130
n/a
54 Lancaster, Pennsylvania
$51,130
50
55 Knoxville, Tennessee
$50,760
80
56 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$50,650
280
57 Reno-Sparks, Nevada
$50,650
40
58 Honolulu, Hawaii
$50,600
80
59 Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, Florida
$50,510
670
60 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$50,440
670
61 Harrisburg-Carlisle, Pennsylvania
$50,250
50
62 Dayton, Ohio
$49,930
60
63 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$49,590
270
64 Cincinnati-Middletown, Ohio
$49,480
560
65 Bakersfield-Delano, California
$49,460
n/a
66 Syracuse, New York
$49,440
40
67 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Michigan
$49,050
650
68 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$48,890
270
69 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$48,890
520
70 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$48,830
2,250
71 Norwich-New London, Rhode Island
$48,480
n/a
72 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$48,460
1,800
73 Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area, Colorado
$48,380
190
74 Kansas City, Missouri
$48,370
410
75 Kalamazoo-Portage, Michigan
$48,220
30
76 Albuquerque, New Mexico
$48,210
50
77 Las Vegas-Paradise, Nevada
$48,180
420
78 Raleigh-Cary, North Carolina
$48,150
140
79 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Arizona
$48,060
640
80 Omaha-Council Bluffs, Nebraska
$47,960
160
81 Winston-Salem, North Carolina
$47,910
70
82 Gulfport-Biloxi, Mississippi
$47,760
40
83 Richmond, Virginia
$47,690
240
84 West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, Florida
$47,580
680
85 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$47,560
510
86 Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area, North Carolina
$47,260
40
87 Wilmington, New Jersey
$46,980
110
88 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas
$46,970
470
89 Framingham, Massachusetts
$46,830
160
90 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$46,680
400
91 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$46,590
880
92 Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, Michigan
$46,520
210
93 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, Florida
$46,480
2,200
94 Naples-Marco Island, Florida
$46,390
220
95 New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, Louisiana
$46,380
100
96 San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas
$46,350
440
97 Sioux Falls, South Dakota
$46,050
110
98 Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, Iowa
$45,660
80
99 Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania
$45,470
80
100 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$45,310
280
See also: Highest paying industries for interior designers.