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Interior Designers Salary in Sector of Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

The salary statistics of interior designers in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare interior designers salaries in different industries within the professional, scientific, and technical services sector.

Average Annual Salary of Interior Designers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$28,200
25th Percentile Wage
$39,090
50th Percentile Wage
$51,410
75th Percentile Wage
$70,740
90th Percentile Wage
$94,590

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for interior designers in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services. 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 $94,590. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $51,410. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid interior designers is $28,200.

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 professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201651,4100.25%3.31%
201551,2802.93%-
201449,780-1.41%-
201350,4801.53%-
201249,710--

Compare Interior Designers Salary in Different Industries within the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Sector

The average salaries of interior designers in eight industries in the professional, scientific, and technical services 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 management, scientific, and technical consulting services industry with an annual salary $61,080. The lowest paying industry is the photographic services industry (annual salary $36,360). For detailed interior designers salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$61,080
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$57,620
Engineering Services
$54,820
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$51,410
Specialized Design Services
$48,410
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$37,940
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$36,360
Photographic Services
$36,360

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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