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Updated July 11, 2022

Average Interior Designer Salary

$52,238 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

$25.11 hourly

Entry level Salary
$38,000 yearly
$38,000
10 %
$52,238
Median
$70,000
90 %

How much does an Interior Designer make?

Interior designers make $52,238 per year on average, or $25.11 per hour, in the United States. Interior designers on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $38,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $70,000.

Location impacts how much an interior designer can expect to make. Interior designers make the most in New York, West Virginia, California, New Mexico, and Kentucky.

Highest Paying States For Interior Designers

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

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Interior Designer average salary by State

Rank  State  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Count  
1New York$57,022$27.411,424
2District of Columbia$59,854$28.78206
3Maine$52,678$25.33119
4California$55,878$26.863,322
5Massachusetts$52,731$25.35840
6Georgia$51,017$24.53947
7Oregon$52,242$25.12493
8Washington$52,662$25.32810
9New Mexico$55,303$26.59108
10West Virginia$56,776$27.3070
11Pennsylvania$51,648$24.83780
12North Dakota$54,070$26.0054
13Arkansas$54,537$26.22128
14Kentucky$54,871$26.38177
15Idaho$52,181$25.09109
16Wisconsin$50,892$24.47395
17New Hampshire$49,533$23.81156
18Iowa$52,108$25.05200
19Vermont$50,280$24.1759
20Colorado$51,421$24.72468
21Ohio$50,116$24.09646
22Michigan$47,692$22.93681
23Minnesota$49,071$23.59501
24Maryland$50,906$24.47468
25Wyoming$46,588$22.4049
26Connecticut$49,179$23.64286
27Arizona$48,758$23.44371
28Utah$46,858$22.53287
29Nevada$48,327$23.23121
30Texas$46,971$22.581,470
31New Jersey$49,255$23.68516
32North Carolina$46,027$22.13670
33Delaware$46,130$22.1884
34Rhode Island$42,999$20.67111
35Virginia$43,854$21.08770
36Illinois$42,912$20.63906
37Tennessee$43,525$20.93318
38Kansas$42,322$20.35177
39Missouri$42,241$20.31356
40Florida$42,075$20.23997
41Alaska$42,443$20.4147
42Alabama$42,729$20.54210
43Nebraska$41,668$20.03114
44Hawaii$42,809$20.5849
45South Carolina$41,309$19.86228
46Louisiana$40,586$19.51150
47Montana$38,001$18.2772
48South Dakota$36,642$17.6256
49Indiana$37,238$17.90326
50Oklahoma$37,428$17.99157
51Mississippi$36,791$17.6993

Highest Paying Cities For Interior Designers

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Rank  City  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  
1Washington, DC$59,810$28.75
2San Francisco, CA$58,079$27.92
3New York, NY$57,261$27.53
4Seattle, WA$53,150$25.55
5Portland, ME$52,958$25.46
6Boston, MA$52,764$25.37
7Portland, OR$52,123$25.06
8Philadelphia, PA$52,085$25.04
9Denver, CO$51,335$24.68
10Milwaukee, WI$51,072$24.55
11Atlanta, GA$51,038$24.54
12Rockville, MD$50,723$24.39
13Columbus, OH$50,174$24.12
14Fort Lee, NJ$49,207$23.66
15Minneapolis, MN$49,055$23.58

Interior Designer Salary Details

Interior Designer Salary

What is an Interior Designer's Salary?

Percentile  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  
90th Percentile$70,000$5,833$34
75th Percentile$61,000$5,083$29
Average$52,238$4,353$25
25th Percentile$44,000$3,667$21
10th Percentile$38,000$3,167$18

Average Salary By Related Titles

Job Title  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
Visual Merchandiser$43,006$3,584$20.6874,351
Design Consultant$67,052$5,588$32.2459,470
Design Coordinator$52,382$4,365$25.1857,107
Design Internship$43,578$3,631$20.9597,018
Graphic Designer Internship$38,885$3,240$18.6993,292
Kitchen And Bath Designer$54,974$4,581$26.4359,890

Here are the five companies hiring the most now:

  1. Perkins&Will Jobs (104)
  2. Perkins Eastman Jobs (34)
  3. Gensler Jobs (70)
  4. CallisonRTKL Jobs (31)
  5. Stantec Jobs (28)

Which Companies Pay Interior Designers The Most?

According to our most recent salary estimates, Tetra Tech and Starbucks are the highest paying companies for interior designers.
Rank  Company  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
1Tetra Tech$62,473$30.0458
2Starbucks$60,155$28.928
3RS&H$59,324$28.528
4MBH Architects$59,071$28.40
5Kohler Co.$58,957$28.3411
6Perkins&Will$58,875$28.3162
7NBBJ Design$58,874$28.3035
8Harley Ellis Devereaux$58,841$28.2910
9Perkins Eastman$58,744$28.2419
10Skidmore, Owings & Merrill$58,701$28.22
11Zgf Architects$58,683$28.2116
12Arquitectonica$58,608$28.184
13Cooper Carry$58,548$28.156
14Elkus Manfredi Arch$58,405$28.08
15Integrated Design Group, Inc.$58,398$28.08
16Little Diversified Architectural Consulting$58,389$28.0710
17The Plus Company$58,281$28.02
18Shepley Bulfinch Richardson Abbott Architects$58,033$27.904
19Gensler$57,930$27.85
20DAHLIN$57,905$27.84

How Much Do Interior Designers Make In Different Industries?

Interior designer salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that the professional, automotive, and media industries tend to offer much higher salaries for interior designers. For example, interior designers make a whopping average salary of $55,588 while working in the professional industry. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $53,087 in the automotive industry and $52,623 in the media industry.

Interior designers may want to avoid working in the retail industry as it offers the lowest average salary of $50,116.

Highest Paying Industries For Interior Designers

Rank  Industry  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  
1Professional$55,588$26.73
2Automotive$53,087$25.52
3Media$52,623$25.30
4Construction$52,515$25.25
5Manufacturing$51,312$24.67
6Retail$50,116$24.09

High Paying Interior Designer Jobs

Interior Designer Salary Trends

Average Interior Designer Salary Over Time

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

    Interior Designer Salary By Year

    Year  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  % Change  
    2022$52,200$25.11+1.8%
    2021$51,300$24.67+4.8%
    2020$48,900$23.49+3.5%
    2019$47,100$22.67+3.3%
    2018$45,600$21.92+1.9%

    Recently Added Interior Designer Salaries

    Company  Job  Location  Date Added  Salary  
    Davron, LLCSR. Interior DesignerNew Orleans, LA06/01/2022$72,000
    Davron, LLCInterior DesignerNew York, NY06/01/2022$70,000
    Hunter Dunning Ltd.Interior DesignerNew York, NY06/01/2022$80,000
    The HR Dept LLCInterior DesignerCope, SC05/27/2022$35,000
    DLR GroupInterior DesignerDenver, CO05/27/2022$55,000
    Pepper Pike Capital PartnersInterior DesignerBeachwood, OH05/23/2022$45,000
    Thornley Corporate SolutionsDesigner-Interior TrimTroy, MI05/21/2022$85,000
    University of South CarolinaSenior Interior DesignerColumbia, SC05/20/2022$48,362
    Perkins WillSenior Interior DesignerDenver, CO05/18/2022$75,000
    City University of New YorkCollege Interior Designer, Levels 1 or 2 (Reopened)New York, NY05/14/2022$45,868

    Interior Designer Salaries FAQs

    What state pays Interior Designers the most?

    New York pays Interior Designers the most in the United States, with an average salary of $59,854 per year, or $28.78 per hour.

    How do I know if I'm being paid fairly as an Interior Designer?

    You know if you are being paid fairly as an Interior Designer if your pay is close to the average pay for the state you live in. For example, if you live in New York you should be paid close to $57,022 per year.

    What type of Interior Designer gets paid the most?

    Interactive Designer gets paid the most. Interactive Designer made a median salary of $99,638. The best-paid 10 percent make $122,000, while the lowest-paid 10 percent make $81,000.

    Do interior designers get paid well?

    Yes, interior designers get paid well. The average global annual salary for an interior designer is just over $78,000 in a year.

    However, the median pay for interior designers in the United States is only around $56,000 per year or about $27 per hour. Meanwhile, the highest ten percent of earners netted more than $96,000 per year.

    How much does an interior designer make for each job?

    The amount an interior designer makes for each job depends on the size of the project. Typically it depends on the time it takes to complete the project. Generally, interior designers are paid a salary rather than by job.

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