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Highest Paying Industries for Interior Designers

The top 86 highest paying industries 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 in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $73,430, federal government, including usps is the highest paying industry for interior designers. It is followed by federal executive branch (oes designation) industry (average annual salary $73,430). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of interior designers in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 86 Highest Paying Industries for Interior Designers

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Federal government, including USPS
$73,430
320
2 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$73,430
320
3 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$72,980
340
4 Federal, State, and Local Government
$72,980
340
5 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$67,290
530
6 Warehousing and Storage
$63,350
70
7 Hospitals - Privately owned
$58,260
90
8 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$57,760
1,180
9 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$57,730
90
10 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$55,710
8,770
11 Lessors of Real Estate
$55,280
100
12 Educational Services - State government owned
$55,070
130
13 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$54,820
130
14 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$54,740
190
15 Educational Services
$54,640
210
16 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$54,610
60
17 Educational Services - Privately owned
$54,370
70
18 Temporary Help Services
$54,370
40
19 Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$54,020
410
20 Health Care and Social Assistance
$53,710
170
21 Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance
$53,640
n/a
22 Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$52,620
70
23 Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers
$52,620
2,240
24 Transportation and Warehousing
$52,490
120
25 Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$52,420
140
26 Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries
$51,880
50
27 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$51,840
130
28 Repair and Maintenance
$51,370
n/a
29 Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses
$51,300
80
30 Administrative and Support Services
$51,270
130
31 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$51,270
130
32 Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$51,240
3,040
33 Employment Services
$51,170
100
34 Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing
$50,900
210
35 State government, including schools and hospitals
$50,650
180
36 Wholesale Trade
$50,470
3,480
37 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$49,780
26,770
38 Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$49,700
n/a
39 Nonstore Retailers
$49,530
100
40 Office Supplies, Stationery, and Gift Stores
$49,500
160
41 Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers
$48,920
120
42 Residential Building Construction
$48,890
2,170
43 Construction of Buildings
$48,770
2,310
44 Real Estate
$48,540
n/a
45 Engineering Services
$48,260
480
46 Construction
$48,020
2,910
47 Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$47,640
60
48 Nonresidential Building Construction
$47,260
140
49 Specialized Design Services
$46,470
17,600
50 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$46,330
350
51 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$45,650
40
52 Hospitals - State government owned
$45,650
40
53 Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
$45,430
720
54 Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$45,310
350
55 Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$45,260
100
56 Manufacturing
$45,170
940
57 Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$45,090
80
58 Household and Institutional Furniture Manufacturing
$44,900
160
59 Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$44,900
n/a
60 Support Activities for Air Transportation
$44,820
40
61 Support Activities for Transportation
$44,820
40
62 Building Finishing Contractors
$44,450
470
63 Furniture Stores
$44,100
4,660
64 Specialty Trade Contractors
$43,800
530
65 Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores
$43,740
5,950
66 Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing
$43,450
510
67 Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$43,190
60
68 Retail Trade
$42,780
7,960
69 Wood Kitchen Cabinet and Countertop Manufacturing
$42,760
350
70 Miscellaneous Store Retailers
$42,610
370
71 Home Furnishings Stores
$42,410
1,300
72 Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$42,320
130
73 Building Material and Supplies Dealers
$41,180
920
74 Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers
$40,970
940
75 Other General Merchandise Stores
$39,710
40
76 Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers
$38,910
170
77 Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores
$38,350
n/a
78 Sporting Goods, Hobby, Musical Instrument, and Book Stores
$38,350
n/a
79 Accommodation
$37,450
50
80 Textile Product Mills
$37,450
90
81 Textile Furnishings Mills
$36,950
80
82 Traveler Accommodation
$36,860
50
83 Accommodation and Food Services
$36,170
50
84 Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers
$35,630
60
85 General Merchandise Stores
$34,710
420
86 Department Stores
$34,310
380
See also: Highest paying cities for interior designers.