Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

27-1025 Interior Designers

Plan, design, and furnish interiors of residential, commercial, or industrial buildings. Formulate design which is practical, aesthetic, and conducive to intended purposes, such as raising productivity, selling merchandise, or improving life style. May specialize in a particular field, style, or phase of interior design. Excludes "Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers" (27-1026).


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
45,010 2.8 % $26.37 $54,850 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.06 $17.31 $23.27 $32.07 $43.13
Annual Wage (2) $27,170 $35,990 $48,400 $66,700 $89,700


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Specialized Design Services 17,600 13.95 $26.26 $54,620
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 8,770 0.64 $28.82 $59,940
Furniture Stores 4,660 2.14 $23.03 $47,900
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers 2,240 2.24 $27.41 $57,020
Residential Building Construction 2,170 0.34 $26.61 $55,340

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Specialized Design Services 17,600 13.95 $26.26 $54,620
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers 2,240 2.24 $27.41 $57,020
Furniture Stores 4,660 2.14 $23.03 $47,900
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 8,770 0.64 $28.82 $59,940
Home Furnishings Stores 1,300 0.54 $22.60 $47,010

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 320 0.02 $36.41 $75,730
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 350 0.04 $31.89 $66,320
Warehousing and Storage 70 0.01 $29.77 $61,910
Management of Companies and Enterprises 1,180 0.05 $29.15 $60,640
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 8,770 0.64 $28.82 $59,940


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.




States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 5,860 0.39 1.16 $30.25 $62,930
Texas 4,070 0.36 1.09 $30.28 $62,970
Florida 3,900 0.51 1.53 $23.20 $48,260
New York 3,380 0.38 1.15 $30.59 $63,630
Illinois 2,030 0.35 1.06 $22.70 $47,210



States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 650 0.96 2.87 $38.32 $79,710
Washington 1,590 0.55 1.64 $24.82 $51,620
Oregon 850 0.51 1.52 $22.43 $46,660
Florida 3,900 0.51 1.53 $23.20 $48,260
Colorado 1,180 0.50 1.50 $25.05 $52,110



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 650 0.96 2.87 $38.32 $79,710
Massachusetts 1,010 0.30 0.91 $32.48 $67,550
Utah 270 0.21 0.63 $31.19 $64,880
Connecticut (8) (8) (8) $30.81 $64,090
New York 3,380 0.38 1.15 $30.59 $63,630




Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,020 0.56 1.68 $32.11 $66,790
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,670 0.75 2.24 $30.20 $62,820
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,650 0.44 1.32 $23.58 $49,060
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,500 0.37 1.11 $33.14 $68,930
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,340 0.90 2.69 $25.60 $53,250
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,250 0.52 1.57 $24.27 $50,480
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,240 0.52 1.57 $34.49 $71,750
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,020 0.36 1.08 $32.58 $67,780
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 980 0.90 2.71 $35.26 $73,340
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 930 0.62 1.88 $28.13 $58,510



Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Naples-Marco Island, FL 140 1.12 3.36 $27.28 $56,750
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 540 0.98 2.95 $29.39 $61,130
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,340 0.90 2.69 $25.60 $53,250
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 980 0.90 2.71 $35.26 $73,340
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 370 0.87 2.60 (8) (8)
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,670 0.75 2.24 $30.20 $62,820
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 560 0.74 2.22 $25.61 $53,280
Holland-Grand Haven, MI 80 0.71 2.12 $19.22 $39,980
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division 270 0.68 2.05 $17.74 $36,890
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 710 0.67 2.02 $23.27 $48,410



Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA 70 0.41 1.23 $38.70 $80,490
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 980 0.90 2.71 $35.26 $73,340
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,240 0.52 1.57 $34.49 $71,750
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,500 0.37 1.11 $33.14 $68,930
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 280 0.28 0.85 $33.10 $68,840
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 760 0.42 1.27 $32.79 $68,200
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,020 0.36 1.08 $32.58 $67,780
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,020 0.56 1.68 $32.11 $66,790
Green Bay, WI (8) (8) (8) $32.02 $66,600
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 170 0.31 0.92 $31.83 $66,200

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 100 1.23 3.69 $26.44 $55,000
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 70 0.36 1.09 $22.75 $47,320
Northwest Florida nonmetropolitan area 60 1.02 3.06 $18.11 $37,680
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.20 0.59 (8) (8)
Sussex County, Delaware nonmetropolitan area 40 0.50 1.50 $23.86 $49,630

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 100 1.23 3.69 $26.44 $55,000
Northwest Florida nonmetropolitan area 60 1.02 3.06 $18.11 $37,680
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 30 0.53 1.60 $22.60 $47,000
Sussex County, Delaware nonmetropolitan area 40 0.50 1.50 $23.86 $49,630
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 70 0.36 1.09 $22.75 $47,320

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 100 1.23 3.69 $26.44 $55,000
Western Colorado nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $24.40 $50,740
Sussex County, Delaware nonmetropolitan area 40 0.50 1.50 $23.86 $49,630
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 70 0.36 1.09 $22.75 $47,320
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 30 0.53 1.60 $22.60 $47,000


About May 2014 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015