How Much do Interior Designers Make?

Do interior designers make a lot of money? What is the average pay for interior designers?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, interior designers in the United States earn an average of $60,990 a year, equivalent to $29.32 an hour. Interior designers make 14% more than the average American worker.

Interior designers in Rhode Island are the best paid, making $73,190 a year, while interior designers in Louisiana make the least at $43,940.

  • Latest wage data is for May 2019
  • Pre-tax earnings; Wages only - does not include benefits
Interior Designer Wages by Percentile
Percentile Hourly Annually
90th $46.38 $96,470
75th $35.33 $73,490
50th $26.94 $56,040
25th $20.32 $42,260
10th $15.37 $31,970
Interior Designer Wages by State

In what states do interior designers make the most? In what states do interior designers make the least?

In the map below, green represents higher pay and red represents lower pay. Keep scrolling down to see a table with the average wages in each state.

State Hourly Annually
Alabama $29.89 $62,180
Alaska $33.31 $69,280
Arizona $34.25 $71,250
Arkansas $33.66 $70,020
California $34.10 $70,920
Colorado $27.76 $57,740
Delaware $27.26 $56,690
Florida $25.40 $52,820
Georgia $27.85 $57,920
Hawaii $32.31 $67,200
Idaho $25.92 $53,910
Illinois $25.56 $53,160
Indiana $22.22 $46,210
Iowa $23.60 $49,090
Kansas $27.49 $57,180
Kentucky $23.72 $49,330
Louisiana $21.13 $43,940
Maine $24.58 $51,120
Maryland $32.88 $68,390
Massachusetts $32.21 $67,000
Michigan $25.68 $53,410
Minnesota $30.08 $62,560
Missouri $27.29 $56,770
Montana $28.08 $58,410
Nebraska $24.06 $50,050
Nevada $27.83 $57,880
New Hampshire $31.09 $64,670
New Jersey $28.58 $59,450
New Mexico $25.56 $53,160
New York $33.15 $68,940
North Carolina $26.27 $54,640
North Dakota $22.60 $47,000
Ohio $27.56 $57,330
Oklahoma $22.06 $45,890
Oregon $28.49 $59,260
Pennsylvania $30.29 $63,010
Rhode Island $35.19 $73,190
South Carolina $21.42 $44,540
Tennessee $23.53 $48,940
Texas $28.25 $58,750
Utah $26.35 $54,800
Vermont $25.66 $53,380
Virginia $26.46 $55,030
Washington $31.05 $64,580
West Virginia $21.89 $45,530
Wisconsin $23.75 $49,410
Wyoming $30.18 $62,770
Metro Areas Where Interior Designers Earn the Most
  • Data is for the entire metro area, not just the city
Metro Area Hourly Annually
Fayetteville, AR $40.75 $84,750
Los Angeles, CA $36.38 $75,660
San Francisco, CA $34.73 $72,240
Danbury, CT $34.69 $72,140
Providence, RI $34.63 $72,030
Baltimore, MD $34.26 $71,270
Pensacola, FL $34.24 $71,210
San Jose, CA $34.11 $70,950
Huntsville, AL $33.63 $69,950
New York, NY $32.85 $68,330
Interior Designer Wages by Year
Year Hourly Annually
2019 $29.32 $60,990
2018 $28.42 $59,120
2017 $27.99 $58,210
2016 $27.03 $56,220
2015 $26.69 $55,510
2014 $26.37 $54,850
2013 $26.06 $54,200
2012 $25.47 $52,970
2011 $25.39 $52,810