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Updated July 11, 2022

Average Design Consultant Salary

$67,052 yearly
To create our salary estimates, Zippia starts with data published in publicly available sources such as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Foreign Labor Certification Data Center (FLC) Show More

$32.24 hourly

Entry level Salary
$39,000 yearly
$39,000
10 %
$67,052
Median
$114,000
90 %

How much does a Design Consultant make?

Design consultants make $67,052 per year on average, or $32.24 per hour, in the United States. Design consultants on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $39,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $114,000.

Location impacts how much a design consultant can expect to make. Design consultants make the most in Georgia, Pennsylvania, Texas, Oregon, and Massachusetts.

Highest Paying States For Design Consultants

The darker areas on the map show where design consultants earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Design Consultant average salary by State

Rank  State  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Count  
1West Virginia$80,576$38.74284
2Georgia$89,688$43.12895
3New Mexico$77,689$37.35377
4Oregon$82,157$39.50586
5Maine$74,090$35.62268
6District of Columbia$87,421$42.03191
7Texas$82,375$39.601,689
8Pennsylvania$88,405$42.50755
9Massachusetts$82,093$39.47838
10California$80,690$38.794,392
11Rhode Island$80,132$38.5299
12Washington$76,035$36.56838
13New York$75,269$36.191,200
14New Hampshire$71,963$34.60151
15Arkansas$79,946$38.44138
16Tennessee$63,625$30.591,110
17New Jersey$80,999$38.94507
18North Carolina$75,682$36.39650
19Alabama$64,581$31.05791
20Vermont$70,454$33.8771
21Ohio$75,844$36.46615
22Michigan$69,248$33.29665
23Kentucky$75,826$36.45162
24Kansas$70,963$34.12195
25South Carolina$60,849$29.25762
26Delaware$68,075$32.73101
27Connecticut$63,385$30.47386
28Wisconsin$63,363$30.46413
29Idaho$63,086$30.33126
30Arizona$59,082$28.40550
31Mississippi$55,794$26.82311
32Illinois$61,165$29.41968
33Utah$58,161$27.96280
34Oklahoma$53,400$25.67476
35Iowa$58,620$28.18253
36Louisiana$61,009$29.33138
37Wyoming$51,633$24.8253
38Colorado$54,778$26.34513
39Virginia$56,528$27.18716
40North Dakota$55,562$26.7155
41Maryland$60,227$28.96389
42Alaska$53,135$25.5562
43Minnesota$53,417$25.68516
44South Dakota$38,191$18.36197
45Florida$52,530$25.251,251
46Missouri$53,661$25.80341
47Nevada$52,974$25.47112
48Hawaii$46,121$22.1759
49Indiana$48,239$23.19344
50Montana$40,416$19.4381
51Nebraska$46,719$22.46111

Highest Paying Cities For Design Consultants

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Rank  City  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  
1Columbus, GA$90,192$43.36
2Philadelphia, PA$89,645$43.10
3San Francisco, CA$88,201$42.40
4Washington, DC$87,366$42.00
5Dallas, TX$83,419$40.11
6Boston, MA$81,948$39.40
7Wayne, NJ$80,762$38.83
8Seattle, WA$77,498$37.26
9Durham, NC$76,031$36.55
10New York, NY$75,726$36.41
11Columbus, OH$75,714$36.40
12Wichita, KS$74,063$35.61
13Detroit, MI$70,489$33.89
14Hartford, CT$62,951$30.26
15Chicago, IL$61,330$29.49

Design Consultant Salary Details

Design Consultant Salary

What is a Design Consultant's Salary?

Percentile  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  
90th Percentile$114,000$9,500$55
75th Percentile$88,000$7,333$42
Average$67,052$5,588$32
25th Percentile$50,000$4,167$24
10th Percentile$39,000$3,250$19

Average Salary By Related Titles

Job Title  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
Kitchen And Bath Designer$54,974$4,581$26.4359,890
Visual Merchandiser$43,006$3,584$20.6874,351
Interior Designer$52,238$4,353$25.1148,020
Kitchen Designer$59,755$4,980$28.7356,831
Project Designer$64,060$5,338$30.8060,364
Interior Design Internship$45,644$3,804$21.9488,151

Here are the five companies hiring the most now:

  1. Synopsys Jobs (44)
  2. Accenture Jobs (54)
  3. IBM Jobs (67)
  4. Bank of America Jobs (133)
  5. Ethan Allen Jobs (258)

Which Companies Pay Design Consultants The Most?

According to our most recent salary estimates, Adobe and Fast Switch are the highest paying companies for design consultants.
Rank  Company  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
1Adobe$131,637$63.2968
2Fast Switch$123,118$59.19
3Synopsys$118,770$57.1032
4SAP$117,120$56.3126
5SC Johnson$116,590$56.05
6Aetna$116,426$55.9716
7State Street$115,900$55.72
8KB Home$115,492$55.52
9Dell$115,313$55.443
10American Family Insurance$109,865$52.826
11Slalom$108,720$52.27
12Liberty Mutual Insurance$108,363$52.1018
13Vogue$106,775$51.33
14Genesis10$106,299$51.111
15Qurate Retail$105,102$50.53
16Oracle$104,194$50.092551
17Lt Engineering$103,498$49.763
18Cardinal Health$103,044$49.5442
19Thomson Reuters$102,917$49.482
20Gallup$102,399$49.236

How Much Do Design Consultants Make In Different Industries?

Here are some examples of how much a design consultant salaries can based on different industries:

  1. The technology industry pays design consultants an average salary of $95,944

  2. The professional industry pay $86,361

  3. The lowest paying industry for design consultants is the retail industry. Design consultants in this industry earn an average salary of $62,088

Highest Paying Industries For Design Consultants

Rank  Industry  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  
1Technology$95,944$46.13
2Professional$86,361$41.52
3Construction$81,567$39.21
4Manufacturing$66,263$31.86
5Retail$62,088$29.85

High Paying Design Consultant Jobs

Design Consultant Salary Trends

Average Design Consultant Salary Over Time

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

    Design Consultant Salary By Year

    Year  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  % Change  
    2022$67,100$32.24+1.8%
    2021$65,900$31.66+4.8%
    2020$62,700$30.15+3.5%
    2019$60,500$29.10+3.3%
    2018$58,500$28.14+1.9%

    Recently Added Design Consultant Salaries

    Company  Job  Location  Date Added  Salary  
    Elyon InternationalProduct Design Consultant I (Hybrid)Bothell, WA06/01/2022$104,350
    Bassett Furniture Industries IncorporatedDesign ConsultantPittsburgh, PA05/26/2022$80,000
    Toll Brothers Inc.Design Studio ConsultantColorado Springs, CO05/21/2022$30,095
    Bassett Furniture Industries IncorporatedDesign ConsultantEl Paso, TX05/20/2022$80,000
    The Sliding Door CompanyShowroom Design ConsultantAnchorage, AK05/19/2022$70,000
    The Sliding Door CompanyShowroom Design ConsultantWashington, DC05/19/2022$70,000
    The Sliding Door CompanyShowroom Design ConsultantUrban Honolulu, HI05/19/2022$70,000
    Bank of AmericaProcess Design Consultant IHuntingtown, MD05/17/2022$63,800
    Bank of AmericaProcess Design Consultant IBelfast, ME05/17/2022$63,800
    Bank of AmericaProcess Design Consultant IPennington, NJ05/17/2022$63,800

    Design Consultant Salaries FAQs

    What state pays Design Consultants the most?

    Georgia pays Design Consultants the most in the United States, with an average salary of $89,688 per year, or $43.12 per hour.

    How do I know if I'm being paid fairly as a Design Consultant?

    You know if you are being paid fairly as a Design Consultant if your pay is close to the average pay for the state you live in. For example, if you live in Pennsylvania you should be paid close to $88,405 per year.

    What type of Design Consultant gets paid the most?

    Design Director gets paid the most. Design Director made a median salary of $127,886. The best-paid 10 percent make $160,000, while the lowest-paid 10 percent make $102,000.

    How much do design consultants make?

    Design consultants make between $61,400 and $69,600 per year, on average.

    Entry-level prospects make around $58,000 depending on non-work experience and portfolios. Those just entering the field with licenses, portfolios, and a letter of recommendation from a well-known mentor are likely to have a higher starting salary.

    What is a reasonable salary for a consultant?

    A reasonable salary for a sales consultant is about $50,000. This is a reasonable starting salary for a sales consultant with a little bit of experience.

    Of course, this can vary widely on a person's location, but overall since the median salary is around $60,000 annually, it is not unreasonable to expect $50,000 at least.

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