Interior Designers Salary in Sector of Construction

The salary statistics of interior designers in the industry sector of construction are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare interior designers salaries in different industries within the construction sector.

Average Annual Salary of Interior Designers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$30,580
25th Percentile Wage
$38,420
50th Percentile Wage
$50,870
75th Percentile Wage
$64,340
90th Percentile Wage
$87,640

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for interior designers in the industry sector of construction. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) interior designers is $87,640. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $50,870. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid interior designers is $30,580.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of interior designers in the industry sector of construction from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201650,8700.26%12.88%
201550,7405.36%-
201448,0202.75%-
201346,7005.10%-
201244,320--

Compare Interior Designers Salary in Different Industries within the Construction Sector

The average salaries of interior designers in seven industries in the construction sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for interior designers occupations is the heavy and civil engineering construction industry with an annual salary $56,500. The lowest paying industry is the specialty trade contractors industry (annual salary $44,930). For detailed interior designers salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$56,500
Land Subdivision
$56,500
Residential Building Construction
$53,140
Construction of Buildings
$53,130
Nonresidential Building Construction
$53,000
Building Finishing Contractors
$45,390
Specialty Trade Contractors
$44,930

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].




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