Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
51,050 2.7 % $26.69 $55,510 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.56 $17.12 $23.48 $32.64 $43.93
Annual Wage (2) $26,130 $35,600 $48,840 $67,900 $91,360


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 19,790 15.05 $27.22 $56,610
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 9,120 0.65 $29.89 $62,170
Furniture Stores 4,870 2.24 $22.66 $47,140
Residential Building Construction 2,450 0.36 $28.57 $59,440
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers 2,330 2.28 $27.11 $56,390

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 19,790 15.05 $27.22 $56,610
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers 2,330 2.28 $27.11 $56,390
Furniture Stores 4,870 2.24 $22.66 $47,140
Home Furnishings Stores 1,740 0.69 $20.53 $42,700
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 9,120 0.65 $29.89 $62,170

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Activities Related to Real Estate 240 0.04 $37.76 $78,530
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 320 0.02 $37.23 $77,430
Land Subdivision 80 0.20 $36.01 $74,900
Computer Systems Design and Related Services (8) (8) $34.89 $72,560
Warehousing and Storage 60 0.01 $33.26 $69,180


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 6,770 0.44 1.18 $30.97 $64,410
Texas 4,780 0.41 1.12 $31.29 $65,070
Florida 4,580 0.58 1.56 $22.95 $47,730
New York 3,410 0.38 1.03 $31.88 $66,300
Illinois 2,560 0.44 1.18 $26.54 $55,210



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 820 1.21 3.28 $41.54 $86,410
Colorado 1,670 0.68 1.84 $24.35 $50,650
Florida 4,580 0.58 1.56 $22.95 $47,730
Washington 1,470 0.49 1.33 $26.02 $54,120
Maryland 1,220 0.47 1.27 $26.75 $55,640



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 820 1.21 3.28 $41.54 $86,410
Rhode Island 190 0.40 1.09 $34.17 $71,060
New York 3,410 0.38 1.03 $31.88 $66,300
Texas 4,780 0.41 1.12 $31.29 $65,070
California 6,770 0.44 1.18 $30.97 $64,410




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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,430 0.53 1.43 $32.87 $68,370
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,170 0.53 1.43 $36.09 $75,060
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 2,020 0.57 1.53 $25.79 $53,630
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,970 0.85 2.29 $33.03 $68,710
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,480 0.61 1.66 $35.34 $73,500
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,300 0.52 1.42 $24.31 $50,560
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,280 0.83 2.24 $26.72 $55,580
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,240 0.42 1.14 $33.75 $70,190
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 1,100 0.80 2.16 $25.26 $52,530
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 1,020 0.67 1.80 $28.33 $58,920



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-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL 200 1.49 4.02 $27.79 $57,800
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Delray Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 680 1.21 3.26 $28.32 $58,900
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 240 1.00 2.69 $17.23 $35,830
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division 360 0.91 2.47 $30.50 $63,450
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL 90 0.87 2.36 $21.69 $45,110
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,970 0.85 2.29 $33.03 $68,710
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,280 0.83 2.24 $26.72 $55,580
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 630 0.81 2.18 $21.97 $45,700
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 1,100 0.80 2.16 $25.26 $52,530
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 140 0.79 2.14 $26.13 $54,350



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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,170 0.53 1.43 $36.09 $75,060
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 70 0.23 0.62 $35.72 $74,300
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,480 0.61 1.66 $35.34 $73,500
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 770 0.75 2.03 $35.16 $73,130
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA (8) (8) (8) $33.96 $70,630
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 210 0.38 1.03 $33.92 $70,560
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,240 0.42 1.14 $33.75 $70,190
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,970 0.85 2.29 $33.03 $68,710
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,430 0.53 1.43 $32.87 $68,370
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $32.69 $68,000

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)
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 160 1.40 3.78 $25.57 $53,190
Southwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 80 0.87 2.36 $26.22 $54,530
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 60 0.28 0.77 $17.90 $37,240
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 60 0.57 1.54 $20.17 $41,940
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 30 0.52 1.41 $23.16 $48,180

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)
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 160 1.40 3.78 $25.57 $53,190
Southwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 80 0.87 2.36 $26.22 $54,530
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 60 0.57 1.54 $20.17 $41,940
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 30 0.52 1.41 $23.16 $48,180
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 60 0.28 0.77 $17.90 $37,240

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)
Southwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 80 0.87 2.36 $26.22 $54,530
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 160 1.40 3.78 $25.57 $53,190
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $25.08 $52,170
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 30 0.52 1.41 $23.16 $48,180
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $21.71 $45,150


About May 2015 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 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 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016