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Highest Paying States for Interior Designers

The highest paying states 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 states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $73,820, Rhode Island is the highest paying state for interior designers. It is followed by District of Columbia (average annual salary $67,670). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [1]. For more salary information of interior designers in a specific state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Interior Designers

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 Rhode Island
$73,820
$42,830 290
2 District of Columbia
$67,670
$38,010 670
3 New York
$62,850
$35,730 3,990
4 Hawaii
$62,770
$34,280 90
5 Massachusetts
$62,030
$37,530 1,570
6 Washington
$59,470
$35,200 1,330
7 California
$59,290
$29,660 8,130
8 Maryland
$57,960
$36,680 1,440
9 Alaska
$56,970
$31,270 40
10 Utah
$56,950
$25,430 400
11 Wyoming
$56,800
$27,700 30
12 Minnesota
$56,690
$39,530 1,100
13 Illinois
$53,730
$27,040 2,380
14 Oregon
$53,120
$40,790 590
15 Missouri
$53,050
$34,760 1,170
16 Nevada
$52,940
$25,250 570
17 New Jersey
$51,070
$24,690 1,620
18 Arizona
$51,030
$20,820 910
19 Alabama
$50,950
$25,170 600
20 Montana
$50,840
$24,720 110
21 Texas
$49,850
$29,900 4,160
22 Pennsylvania
$49,830
$25,070 1,520
23 Delaware
$48,570
$17,940 160
24 Connecticut
$48,380
$29,700 810
25 Virginia
$47,980
$26,940 1,440
26 Georgia
$47,690
$22,880 2,010
27 Maine
$47,110
$20,890 210
28 North Carolina
$46,950
$18,930 1,360
29 Arkansas
$46,830
$28,410 340
30 Vermont
$46,550
$34,130 80
31 Idaho
$45,640
$25,950 130
32 Michigan
$45,390
$26,700 1,740
33 Florida
$44,780
$25,950 4,380
34 Colorado
$44,240
$27,430 1,790
35 North Dakota
$44,200
$32,800 260
36 Kentucky
$43,920
$23,620 430
37 Ohio
$43,850
$20,820 2,000
38 South Dakota
$43,580
$29,050 130
39 West Virginia
$43,580
$26,750 60
40 New Hampshire
$43,540
$30,020 160
41 Kansas
$43,450
$23,250 510
42 Louisiana
$43,370
$22,630 320
43 New Mexico
$43,280
$19,000 130
44 South Carolina
$43,250
$21,460 440
45 Wisconsin
$41,340
$26,290 1,260
46 Indiana
$41,060
$24,830 900
47 Tennessee
$40,770
$25,290 950
48 Oklahoma
$39,310
$18,190 470
49 Iowa
$38,550
$19,270 360
50 Nebraska
$38,420
$19,420 240
51 Mississippi
$30,760
$17,860 140
52 Puerto Rico
$28,850
$17,940 70
See also: Highest paying industries for interior designers, Top Paying Jobs in America.