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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

Male Income
Female Income

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.

Job TitleMaleFemale
Decorating Consultant9%91%
Floral Designer11%89%
Floral Manager11%89%
Interior Designer21%79%
Senior Industrial Designer91%9%
Exhibit Builder93%7%

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 RacePercentages
Hispanic or Latino7.3%
Black or African American2.3%
American Indian and Alaska Native0.5%

Interior Designer Wage Gap By Race

White Interior Designers have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Hispanic or Latino Interior Designers have the lowest average salary at $49,959.
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
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

RaceMale AgeFemale Age
Black or African American47.5
Hispanic or Latino4135

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.

20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years

Interior Designer Age

Interior Designer YearsPercentages
20-30 years20%
30-40 years28%
40+ years52%

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 DegreePercentages
Other Degrees5%

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Interior Designer Wage Gap By Education

Interior Designers with a Bachelors degree earn more than those without, at $51,403 annually. With a Associate degree, Interior Designers earn a median annual income of $48,162 compared to $0 for Interior Designers with an None degree.
Bachelor's Degree
Some College/ Associate Degree
Bachelor's Degree$51,403
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.

Company Size

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

> 10,000

Interior Designer Jobs By Employer Size

Company SizePercentages
< 50 employees10%
50 - 100 employees5%
100 - 500 employees21%
500 - 1,000 employees17%
1,000 - 10,000 employees29%
> 10,000 employees17%

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

Company TypePercentages

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.



Fortune 500



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

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Interior Designer Tenure

Number or YearsPercentages
Less than 1 year16%
1-2 years33%
3-4 years15%
5-7 years15%
8-10 years6%
11+ years15%

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 TitleLGBTJob Openings
Creative Director10.60%11,744
Content Editor11.70%29,292
Graphic Designer/Editor12.14%58,434
Scenic Arts Supervisor12.87%4,098
Interior Designer17.34%
Apparel Designer17.98%52,731

Interior Designer LGBT Demographics

ProfessionPercentages of LGBT Job Openings
Creative Director10.60%11,744
Content Editor11.70%29,292
Graphic Designer/Editor12.14%58,434
Scenic Arts Supervisor12.87%4,098
Apparel Designer17.98%52,731

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

Foreign LanguagePercentages

Interior Designer Jobs

Recently Added Interior Designer Jobs

Interior Designer Heatmaps

Where Do Interior Designers Earn The Most?

The map here shows where Interior Designers earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

Average Salary

Where Are Interior Designers Located?

By looking through more than 18,375 resumes, we found that the most popular places for Interior Designers are NY, New York and GA, Atlanta.

Number of Interior Designers

Where Are Interior Designers In High Demand?

We looked over job openings to determine where in the country Interior Designers are in the most demand.

Jobs Openings