Interior designers

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
85.9k
Average Age
42.2
Estimated Job Growth
−4.88%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$57,923
Average Male Salary
$67,985
Average Female Salary
$55,869

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Interior designers are most often employed by the Specialized design services industry. The average yearly wage for Interior designers was $57,923 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Interior designers by wage are Artists & related workers, Judicial law clerks, and Electricians.

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Information on the businesses and industries that employ Interior designers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Specialized design services is the industry that employs the most Interior designers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Interior designers, by average wage, is Software publishing. Interior designers are paid most in North Hempstead Town (North) PUMA, NY but are relatively concentrated in North Hempstead Town (North) PUMA, NY.

Yearly Wage

$57,923
AVERAGE SALARY
± $5,057

In 2020, Interior designers earned an average of $57,923, $1,970 more than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Artists & related workers make somewhat more than Interior designers while Electricians make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Interior designers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.393
WAGE GINI

In 2019, Interior designers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.393, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Interior designers (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Interior designers.

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Interior designers.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Interior designers, by average wage, are Software publishing, Electronic component & product manufacturing, n.e.c. , and Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing.

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Industries by Share

85.9k
2020 Workforce
± 7,192
7.81%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 11.2%

The number of people employed as Interior designers has been growing at a rate of 7.81%, from 79,642 people in 2019 to 85,861 people in 2020.

This graphic shows the share of Interior designers employed by various industries. Specialized design services employs the largest share of Interior designers at  41.4%, followed by Architectural, engineering & related services with 9.77% and Furniture & home furnishings stores with 7.82%.

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Demographic information on Interior designers in the US. The average age of male Interior designers in the workforce is 44.8 and of female Interior designers is 41.7, and the most common race/ethnicity for Interior designers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

14.6k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 2,962
71.3k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 6,554

83% of Interior designers are Female, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex breakdown of Interior designers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Interior designers
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

77.4% of Interior designers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 5.73% of Interior designers, Asian (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Interior designers.

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Age by Sex

44.8
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 2.92
41.7
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 1.33

The median age of Interior designers is 42.2, and Male employees are generally 3.11 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Data on higher education choices for Interior designers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Interior designers is Visual & Performing Arts but a relatively high number of Interior designers hold a major in Visual & Performing Arts.

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Projections on job growth for Interior Designers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Interior Designers are expected to see a growth of −4.88% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow less than the national average.

Job Growth

−4.88%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Interior Designers. This profession is expected to grow less than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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