Interior Designers Salary Information

The salary statistics of interior designers are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of interior designers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The interior designers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Interior Designers Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27,240
25th Percentile Wage
$37,690
50th Percentile Wage
$51,500
75th Percentile Wage
$70,720
90th Percentile Wage
$93,780

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for interior designers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) interior designers is $93,780. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $51,500. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $27,240. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 244% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of interior designers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$51,500
3.28% 7.57%
2016
$49,810
1.95% -
2015
$48,840
0.90% -
2014
$48,400
-0.21% -
2013
$48,500
1.86% -
2012
$47,600
- -

Table 2. Interior Designers Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of interior designers in 17 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for interior designers occupations is the federal, state, and local government sector with an annual salary $76,970. The lowest paying sector is the retail trade sector (annual salary $39,310).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Federal, State, and Local Government
$76,970
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$63,600
Educational Services
$61,130
Finance and Insurance
$60,830
Transportation and Warehousing
$59,810
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$56,130
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$54,640
Health Care and Social Assistance
$54,390
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$54,110
Information
$53,180
Accommodation and Food Services
$52,560
Construction
$52,280
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$51,270
Wholesale Trade
$50,970
Manufacturing
$50,250
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$45,950
Retail Trade
$39,310

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Interior Designers by States

From the above tables we note that not only interior designers salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of interior designers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $28,850 to $73,820. The highest paying state for interior designers is Rhode Island with a median annual salary of $73,820. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $28,850. For more salary information of interior designers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Rhode Island
$73,820
District of Columbia
$67,670
New York
$62,850
Hawaii
$62,770
Massachusetts
$62,030
Washington
$59,470
California
$59,290
Maryland
$57,960
Alaska
$56,970
Utah
$56,950
Wyoming
$56,800
Minnesota
$56,690
Illinois
$53,730
Oregon
$53,120
Missouri
$53,050
Nevada
$52,940
New Jersey
$51,070
Arizona
$51,030
Alabama
$50,950
Montana
$50,840
Texas
$49,850
Pennsylvania
$49,830
Delaware
$48,570
Connecticut
$48,380
Virginia
$47,980
Georgia
$47,690
Maine
$47,110
North Carolina
$46,950
Arkansas
$46,830
Vermont
$46,550
Idaho
$45,640
Michigan
$45,390
Florida
$44,780
Colorado
$44,240
North Dakota
$44,200
Kentucky
$43,920
Ohio
$43,850
South Dakota
$43,580
West Virginia
$43,580
New Hampshire
$43,540
Kansas
$43,450
Louisiana
$43,370
New Mexico
$43,280
South Carolina
$43,250
Wisconsin
$41,340
Indiana
$41,060
Tennessee
$40,770
Oklahoma
$39,310
Iowa
$38,550
Nebraska
$38,420
Mississippi
$30,760
Puerto Rico
$28,850



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