Research Summary. Using a database of 30 million profiles, Zippia estimates demographics and statistics for Interior Designers in the United States. Our estimates are verified against BLS, Census, and current job openings data for accuracy. After extensive research and analysis, Zippia's data science team found that:
- There are over 42,897 Interior Designers currently employed in the United States.
- 79.0% of all Interior Designers are women, while 21.0% are men.
- The average age of an employed Interior Designer is 42 years old.
- The most common ethnicity of Interior Designers is White (83.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (7.3%) and Asian (4.3%).
- The majority of Interior Designers are located in NY, New York and GA, Atlanta.
- Interior Designers are most in-demand in Chicago, IL.
- Interior Designers are paid an average annual salary of $52,238.
- Washington, DC pays an annual average wage of $59,810, the highest in the US.
- Interior Designers average starting salary is $38,000.
- In 2021, women earned 98% of what men earned.
- The top 10% of highest-paid Interior Designers earn as much as $70,000 or more.
- New York is the best state for Interior Designers to live.
- Interior Designers are more likely to work at Private companies in comparison to Public companies.
Interior Designer Statistics By Gender
Among Interior Designers, 79.0% of them are women compared to 21.0% which are men.
- Female, 79.0%
- Male, 21.0%
Interior Designers By Gender
Gender Pay Gap For Interior Designer
Women Earn 98¢ For Every $1 Earned By Men
Interior Designer Male to Female Ratio
We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, Exhibit Builder and Senior Industrial Designer have the biggest difference in gender.
|Senior Industrial Designer||91%||9%|
Interior Designer Statistics By Race
The most common ethnicity among Interior Designers is White, which makes up 83.9% of all Interior Designers. Comparatively, there are 7.3% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 4.3% of the Asian ethnicity.
- White, 83.9%
- Hispanic or Latino, 7.3%
- Asian, 4.3%
- Black or African American, 2.3%
- Unknown, 1.7%
- American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.5%
Interior Designer Race
|Interior Designer Race||Percentages|
|Hispanic or Latino||7.3%|
|Black or African American||2.3%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native||0.5%|
Interior Designer Wage Gap By Race
|Black or African American||$51,898|
|Hispanic or Latino||$49,959|
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Average Age of an Interior Designer
We determined the average age of Interior Designers based on ethnicity and gender.
Interior Designer Age By Race
|Race||Male Age||Female Age|
|Black or African American||47.5|
|Hispanic or Latino||41||35|
Interior Designer Age Breakdown
This chart breaks down the ages of Interior Designer employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of Interior Designers is 40+ years old, which represents 52% of the population.
Interior Designer Age
|Interior Designer Years||Percentages|
Types of Interior Designer Degree Levels
The most common degree for Interior Designers is Bachelor's Degree 69% of Interior Designers earn that degree. A close second is Associate Degree with 18% and rounding it off is Master's Degree with 6%.
- Bachelors, 69%
- Associate, 18%
- Masters, 6%
- Diploma, 2%
- Other Degrees, 5%
Interior Designers By Education
|Interior Designer Degree||Percentages|
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Interior Designer Wage Gap By Education
|Some College/ Associate Degree||$48,162|
Interior Designer Employment Statistics
This section highlights the information we gathered about the types of businesses and industries that employ Interior Designers. We found that the most common company type is Private. In addition, the industry that employs the most Interior Designers is the Retail industry.
We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire Interior Designers.
< 50 employees
50 - 100 employees
100 - 500 employees
500 - 1,000 employees
1,000 - 10,000 employees
Interior Designer Jobs By Employer Size
|< 50 employees||10%|
|50 - 100 employees||5%|
|100 - 500 employees||21%|
|500 - 1,000 employees||17%|
|1,000 - 10,000 employees||29%|
|> 10,000 employees||17%|
The Types Of Companies Interior Designer Work In
Employees with the Interior Designer job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most Interior Designers prefer to work at Private companies over Public companies.
Interior Designer Jobs By Sector
Top Industries Hiring Interior Designers
Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ Interior Designers. Those industries include Retail, Professional and Construction.
Interior Designer Jobs By Industry
Interior Designer Turnover And Employment Statistics
The Average Number of Years That Interior Designer Stay in a Job
By looking over 18,375 Interior Designers resumes, we figured out that the average Interior Designer enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 33%.
Less than one year
Interior Designer Tenure
|Number or Years||Percentages|
|Less than 1 year||16%|
Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Interior Designers with Other Job Titles
After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to Interior Designers.
|Job Title||LGBT||Job Openings|
|Scenic Arts Supervisor||12.87%||4,098|
Foreign Languages Spoken By Interior Designers
The most common foreign language among Interior Designers is Spanish at 40.6%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 13.5% and Italian is the third-most popular at 7.2%.
- Spanish, 40.6%
- French, 13.5%
- Italian, 7.2%
- Arabic, 5.7%
- Chinese, 5.3%
- Other, 27.7%
Interior Designer Languages Spoken