Interior Designers Salary in Sector of Retail Trade

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

Average Annual Salary of Interior Designers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
25th Percentile Wage
50th Percentile Wage
75th Percentile Wage
90th Percentile Wage

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for interior designers in the industry sector of retail trade. 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 $78,230. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $39,310. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid interior designers is $21,240.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of interior designers in the industry sector of retail trade from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
-1.58% -0.86%
2.13% -
-9.47% -
1.64% -
5.77% -
- -

Compare Interior Designers Salary in Different Industries within the Retail Trade Sector

The average salaries of interior designers in 17 industries in the retail trade 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 office supplies, stationery, and gift stores industry with an annual salary $53,390. The lowest paying industry is the general merchandise stores industry (annual salary $19,490). For detailed interior designers salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Office Supplies, Stationery, and Gift Stores
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses
Nonstore Retailers
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers
Building Material and Supplies Dealers
Miscellaneous Store Retailers
Used Merchandise Stores
Miscellaneous Store Retailers
Furniture Stores
Other General Merchandise Stores
Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores
Sporting Goods, Hobby, Musical Instrument, and Book Stores
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores
Home Furnishings Stores
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers
Department Stores
General Merchandise Stores

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].


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