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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
57,070 2.4 % $28.42 $59,120 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.41 $19.27 $25.66 $34.34 $45.25
Annual Wage (2) $29,970 $40,080 $53,370 $71,430 $94,130


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 20,580 14.41 $28.47 $59,210
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 13,320 0.92 $31.00 $64,480
Furniture Stores 4,500 2.01 $24.80 $51,580
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 3,310 0.24 $26.02 $54,110
Residential Building Construction 2,770 0.36 $26.32 $54,750

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 20,580 14.41 $28.47 $59,210
Furniture Stores 4,500 2.01 $24.80 $51,580
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 13,320 0.92 $31.00 $64,480
Home Furnishings Stores 2,070 0.81 $24.14 $50,200
Residential Building Construction 2,770 0.36 $26.32 $54,750

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 $38.99 $81,100
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 490 0.07 $35.52 $73,890
Traveler Accommodation 50 (7) $32.62 $67,860
Management of Companies and Enterprises 1,390 0.06 $32.45 $67,500
Building Equipment Contractors 80 (7) $32.21 $66,990


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 8,460 0.50 1.26 $32.91 $68,440
New York 4,780 0.51 1.29 $32.11 $66,790
Texas 4,230 0.35 0.89 $27.13 $56,430
Florida 4,210 0.49 1.24 $24.23 $50,410
Illinois 2,250 0.38 0.95 $25.07 $52,150




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 580 0.82 2.07 $38.09 $79,230
Colorado 1,930 0.74 1.87 $28.17 $58,580
Rhode Island 330 0.69 1.75 $36.11 $75,110
North Dakota 270 0.64 1.63 $23.54 $48,960
Connecticut 960 0.58 1.47 (8) (8)




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 580 0.82 2.07 $38.09 $79,230
Rhode Island 330 0.69 1.75 $36.11 $75,110
Alaska 30 0.10 0.26 $34.21 $71,150
California 8,460 0.50 1.26 $32.91 $68,440
Arkansas 250 0.21 0.53 $32.14 $66,840





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-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 5,420 0.57 1.45 $31.70 $65,930
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 3,680 0.60 1.52 $37.12 $77,220
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 2,060 0.85 2.16 $32.92 $68,470
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 2,030 0.44 1.11 $25.57 $53,180
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,920 0.54 1.37 $25.93 $53,940
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,740 0.65 1.65 $26.79 $55,730
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,710 0.55 1.38 $30.81 $64,080
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 1,570 0.61 1.54 $24.95 $51,890
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,370 0.70 1.77 $30.00 $62,410
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 1,210 0.61 1.54 $31.00 $64,470




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 250 1.70 4.32 $24.85 $51,680
Savannah, GA 270 1.53 3.89 $22.81 $47,440
Boulder, CO 180 0.98 2.48 $25.86 $53,800
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 260 0.96 2.44 $27.60 $57,400
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 360 0.87 2.21 (8) (8)
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 2,060 0.85 2.16 $32.92 $68,470
Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC 60 0.81 2.05 $22.50 $46,800
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 1,190 0.80 2.04 $26.04 $54,160
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 770 0.79 2.01 $22.97 $47,780
North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL 220 0.74 1.89 $24.05 $50,020




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)
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 120 0.51 1.29 $42.80 $89,020
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 3,680 0.60 1.52 $37.12 $77,220
Santa Rosa, CA (8) (8) (8) $35.98 $74,850
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 350 0.61 1.55 $35.62 $74,080
Syracuse, NY 30 0.10 0.26 $35.22 $73,260
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 660 0.48 1.22 $33.60 $69,880
Huntsville, AL 50 0.23 0.59 $33.02 $68,680
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 2,060 0.85 2.16 $32.92 $68,470
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT (8) (8) (8) $32.69 $68,000
Pittsfield, MA (8) (8) (8) $32.62 $67,850

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 170 1.41 3.56 (8) (8)
East North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 120 1.90 4.81 $23.09 $48,030
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 80 0.59 1.50 $28.85 $60,020
Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 80 1.28 3.24 $31.57 $65,670
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 60 0.21 0.52 $29.30 $60,940

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)
East North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 120 1.90 4.81 $23.09 $48,030
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 170 1.41 3.56 (8) (8)
Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 80 1.28 3.24 $31.57 $65,670
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 80 0.59 1.50 $28.85 $60,020
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area 40 0.52 1.32 (8) (8)

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 Valley-Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 40 0.38 0.95 $35.67 $74,200
Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 80 1.28 3.24 $31.57 $65,670
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 50 0.43 1.08 $30.64 $63,730
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 60 0.21 0.52 $29.30 $60,940
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 80 0.59 1.50 $28.85 $60,020


About May 2018 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019