Interior Designer Salary

interior-designer-salary-chart.jpgInterior designers plan, design, and furnish interiors of commercial, residential, or industrial buildings. They come up with designs that are aesthetic, practical, and conducive to the intended purposes of improving lifestyle, increasing sales, or raising productivity. They often specialize in a style, field, or phase of interior designing.

Salary

The average salary of interior designers is $47,600. The bottom 10% earns at most $25,670 annually while the top 10% earns at least $86,900 yearly. The median salary of interior designers is $52,970.

The best industries for employment are specialized design services (16,250 employed, $54,090 average salary); architectural, engineering, and related services (8,650; $58,230); and furniture stores (3,160; $43,770). The top paying industry is the federal executive branch, paying $73,590 yearly on average.

The top paying states are the District of Columbia ($66,830 average), Rhode Island ($65,930), and Massachusetts ($64,690).

Job Outlook

The employment of interior designers is expected to increase 13% from 2012 to 2022, which is about average.

Interior Designer Salary by State

State Lowest 10% Median Salary Highest 10% Average Salary
Alabama $22,790 $38,880 $77,010 $46,540
Alaska $50,460 $59,570 $75,280 $61,370
Arizona $28,590 $51,770 $95,370 $58,220
Arkansas $18,940 $37,670 $74,010 $41,900
California $31,330 $57,790 $96,840 $61,660
Colorado $28,620 $44,130 $94,420 $53,070
Connecticut $35,930 $56,850 $91,200 $62,550
Florida $21,880 $38,420 $80,470 $45,190
Georgia $24,110 $42,530 $74,030 $46,560
Hawaii $30,250 $45,830 $89,090 $51,760
Idaho $23,310 $41,530 $67,220 $42,420
Illinois $23,060 $52,030 $83,800 $51,770
Indiana $26,220 $41,290 $71,880 $47,420
Iowa $22,930 $35,820 $63,100 $39,430
Kansas $29,130 $43,580 $76,530 $48,480
Kentucky $24,990 $43,410 $76,550 $46,670
Louisiana $21,780 $39,930 $61,650 $42,370
Maine $28,170 $52,750 $84,910 $52,700
Maryland $23,750 $44,800 $82,620 $49,940
Massachusetts $35,710 $58,430 $110,860 $68,400
Michigan $24,720 $43,700 $71,100 $45,620
Minnesota $19,070 $40,350 $77,760 $45,520
Mississippi $19,590 $39,520 $64,650 $41,810
Missouri $20,890 $43,470 $76,740 $47,850
Montana $19,200 $35,850 $72,220 $42,490
Nebraska $21,330 $42,730 $72,720 $44,890
Nevada $19,990 $38,300 $69,730 $44,450
New Hampshire $26,750 $40,870 $66,450 $43,000
New Jersey $28,130 $52,890 $103,080 $58,330
New Mexico $21,170 $36,980 $80,710 $43,930
New York $32,610 $61,250 $101,320 $64,610
North Carolina $21,590 $40,440 $70,710 $43,280
North Dakota $18,930 $37,400 $53,510 $36,910
Ohio $22,080 $43,130 $71,630 $45,680
Oklahoma $22,350 $43,950 $69,370 $47,020
Oregon $31,730 $48,070 $70,410 $50,700
Pennsylvania $26,330 $43,800 $73,850 $48,460
Rhode Island $33,540 $53,950 $74,390 $53,360
South Carolina $23,940 $37,300 $60,690 $40,050
South Dakota $30,050 $42,780 $70,690 $47,310
Tennessee $23,390 $44,610 $75,460 $54,690
Texas $27,470 $52,560 $89,510 $57,660
Vermont $33,250 $43,570 $83,070 $50,040
Virginia $30,110 $53,760 $105,550 $62,420
Washington $30,440 $47,670 $79,340 $51,830
West Virginia $22,020 $40,750 $58,740 $40,020
Wisconsin $25,790 $43,380 $72,060 $46,410
Wyoming $27,340 $49,650 $82,980 $51,510