Training Requirements for Interior Designers

Interior designers need a bachelor's degree.

Degrees for Interior designers
Percent
Less than High School 2.2
High School 10.0
Some College 16.8
Associates Degree 12.8
Bachelors Degree 48.0
Masters Degree 8.8
Doctorate or Professional Degree 1.4

Employment Outlook for Interior Designers

This represents about 58,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 2,000 more interior designers but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 16,000 more.

Typical Income for Interior Designers

Hourly Income

On average,interior designers make $27.03 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Interior designers $12.62 $17.67 $23.95 $32.85 $43.86
Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations $10.20 $14.69 $22.69 $34.33 $49.69
Art and design workers $10.60 $14.27 $21.35 $31.59 $45.20
Designers $10.36 $13.55 $19.61 $28.94 $39.36
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, interior designers make $56,220 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Interior designers $26,260 $36,760 $49,810 $68,340 $91,230
Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations $21,210 $30,560 $47,190 $71,410 $103,360
Art and design workers $22,050 $29,690 $44,410 $65,700 $94,010
Designers $21,550 $28,190 $40,800 $60,200 $81,870
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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