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Interior Designers Salary Information in North Carolina

The average annual and hourly salaries for interior designers in the state of North Carolina are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of interior designers amongst North Carolina metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Interior Designers in North Carolina

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18,850
25th Percentile Wage
$30,770
50th Percentile Wage
$45,860
75th Percentile Wage
$67,970
90th Percentile Wage
$78,890

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for interior designers in North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $78,890. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $45,860. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18,850.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$9.06
25th Percentile Wage
$14.79
50th Percentile Wage
$22.05
75th Percentile Wage
$32.68
90th Percentile Wage
$37.93

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for interior designers in North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $37.93. The median hourly salary is $22.05. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $9.06.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201645,8601.59%9.77%
201545,1301.73%-
201444,3508.82%-
201340,440-2.32%-
201241,380--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Interior Designers in North Carolina Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of interior designers in some North Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of interior designers in state of North Carolina ranges from $22,090 to $52,560. The highest paying area for interior designers in North Carolina is Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $52,560. The second highest paying city/area in North Carolina State is Raleigh-Cary (mean annual salary $48,150). The lowest paying area is Wilmington with a median annual salary of $22,090.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$52,560
Raleigh-Cary
$48,150
Winston-Salem
$47,910
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$47,260
Asheville
$43,210
Durham-Chapel Hill
$35,850
Greensboro-High Point
$33,620
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$32,780
Wilmington
$22,090


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