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 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average 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.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of interior designers from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
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|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Finance and Insurance|| |
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
|Real Estate and Rental and Leasing|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Accommodation and Food Services|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
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|| |
|District of Columbia|| |
|New York|| |
|New Jersey|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|North Dakota|| |
|South Dakota|| |
|West Virginia|| |
|New Hampshire|| |
|New Mexico|| |
|South Carolina|| |
|Puerto Rico|| |