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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 $72,320, Rhode Island is the highest paying state for interior designers. It is followed by District of Columbia (average annual salary $68,280). 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 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
$72,320
$48,100 170
2 District of Columbia
$68,280
$38,480 880
3 Massachusetts
$60,330
$37,200 1,530
4 New York
$60,180
$34,070 2,970
5 California
$57,220
$28,540 7,390
6 Utah
$56,950
$25,430 470
7 Maryland
$56,050
$34,660 1,300
8 Washington
$55,860
$33,550 1,510
9 Hawaii
$55,080
$26,910 70
10 Kentucky
$54,590
$22,440 410
11 Texas
$50,810
$31,510 4,970
12 Missouri
$50,720
$32,970 1,190
13 Alabama
$50,230
$19,910 490
14 Georgia
$49,890
$25,150 1,700
15 Minnesota
$49,730
$35,190 770
16 Illinois
$48,840
$20,860 2,400
17 Nevada
$48,670
$19,810 500
18 Pennsylvania
$48,560
$25,260 1,520
19 Connecticut
$48,380
$29,700 810
20 New Jersey
$48,010
$24,110 1,720
21 Virginia
$47,670
$25,810 1,210
22 Colorado
$46,770
$26,140 1,580
23 Arizona
$46,480
$19,320 780
24 Alaska
$46,360
$20,300 40
25 Oregon
$46,300
$32,310 620
26 Vermont
$46,190
$31,350 60
27 North Carolina
$45,860
$18,850 1,120
28 Ohio
$45,320
$22,920 1,830
29 South Dakota
$45,310
$28,770 140
30 Michigan
$44,560
$25,140 1,480
31 Nebraska
$44,220
$19,160 240
32 New Mexico
$43,890
$19,580 120
33 Louisiana
$43,670
$20,570 400
34 West Virginia
$43,640
$22,730 100
35 Florida
$43,540
$25,180 4,730
36 Delaware
$43,320
$19,440 180
37 Kansas
$42,980
$19,780 390
38 Idaho
$42,450
$25,780 150
39 Indiana
$41,110
$23,650 800
40 New Hampshire
$41,060
$28,950 160
41 Maine
$40,580
$20,040 160
42 Wisconsin
$39,900
$25,610 1,200
43 North Dakota
$39,410
$31,620 200
44 Tennessee
$39,350
$23,450 840
45 Arkansas
$38,560
$26,030 210
46 Iowa
$38,330
$21,630 390
47 South Carolina
$37,810
$20,970 470
48 Montana
$37,290
$19,390 60
49 Oklahoma
$36,130
$17,080 440
50 Mississippi
$28,080
$19,350 230
51 Puerto Rico
$25,520
$16,660 30
See also: Highest paying industries for interior designers, Top Paying Jobs in America.