Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
56,070 2.6 % $27.99 $58,210 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.10 $18.12 $24.76 $34.00 $45.09
Annual Wage (2) $27,240 $37,690 $51,500 $70,720 $93,780


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 20,600 14.70 $28.97 $60,250
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 11,500 0.81 $30.69 $63,820
Furniture Stores 4,490 2.02 $23.65 $49,190
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 2,940 0.22 $26.34 $54,780
Home Furnishings Stores 2,740 1.07 $21.05 $43,780

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 20,600 14.70 $28.97 $60,250
Furniture Stores 4,490 2.02 $23.65 $49,190
Home Furnishings Stores 2,740 1.07 $21.05 $43,780
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 11,500 0.81 $30.69 $63,820
Residential Building Construction 2,450 0.33 $28.05 $58,350

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) 360 0.02 $38.58 $80,250
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 450 0.07 $37.50 $77,990
Computer Systems Design and Related Services (8) (8) $35.42 $73,660
Management of Companies and Enterprises 1,410 0.06 $32.70 $68,020
Building Equipment Contractors 60 (7) $32.31 $67,200


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 8,130 0.49 1.24 $32.83 $68,290
Florida 4,380 0.52 1.32 $23.70 $49,290
Texas 4,160 0.35 0.89 $28.64 $59,580
New York 3,990 0.43 1.10 $31.97 $66,500
Illinois 2,380 0.40 1.02 $29.81 $62,010




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 670 0.95 2.41 $40.78 $84,820
Colorado 1,790 0.70 1.78 $26.59 $55,310
North Dakota 260 0.63 1.60 $23.30 $48,460
Rhode Island 290 0.61 1.54 $37.66 $78,340
Maryland 1,440 0.54 1.37 $31.70 $65,940




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 670 0.95 2.41 $40.78 $84,820
Rhode Island 290 0.61 1.54 $37.66 $78,340
California 8,130 0.49 1.24 $32.83 $68,290
New York 3,990 0.43 1.10 $31.97 $66,500
Maryland 1,440 0.54 1.37 $31.70 $65,940



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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 3,580 0.54 1.36 $32.48 $67,560
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,280 0.51 1.31 (8) (8)
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,800 0.49 1.25 $30.23 $62,880
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,670 0.64 1.62 $25.00 $51,990
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,630 0.66 1.67 $30.72 $63,900
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,590 0.63 1.61 $31.93 $66,420
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 1,220 1.09 2.77 $33.83 $70,360
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 1,170 0.72 1.84 $31.87 $66,290
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 1,100 0.76 1.94 $23.25 $48,370
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,070 0.36 0.93 $28.50 $59,280


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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 230 1.63 4.14 $25.88 $53,840
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 320 1.23 3.14 $22.93 $47,690
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 1,220 1.09 2.77 $33.83 $70,360
Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC 70 1.03 2.61 $23.84 $49,580
Niles-Benton Harbor, MI 50 0.79 2.00 $19.47 $40,500
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 460 0.78 1.99 $29.13 $60,600
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 630 0.76 1.94 $20.79 $43,230
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 1,100 0.76 1.94 $23.25 $48,370
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Delray Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 450 0.75 1.91 $28.18 $58,610
Haverhill-Newburyport-Amesbury Town, MA-NH NECTA Division 50 0.74 1.89 $32.34 $67,260


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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 150 0.61 1.55 $39.66 $82,490
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 310 0.54 1.38 $37.07 $77,110
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 350 0.69 1.76 $36.01 $74,900
San Rafael, CA Metropolitan Division 80 0.72 1.83 $35.77 $74,400
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division 300 0.74 1.89 $34.06 $70,850
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 1,220 1.09 2.77 $33.83 $70,360
Santa Rosa, CA (8) (8) (8) $33.03 $68,710
Tacoma-Lakewood, WA Metropolitan Division 100 0.35 0.88 $32.80 $68,230
Syracuse, NY 50 0.17 0.44 $32.59 $67,790
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,580 0.54 1.36 $32.48 $67,560

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 180 1.52 3.85 (8) (8)
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 90 0.67 1.69 $24.77 $51,520
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 90 0.46 1.18 (8) (8)
Southwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 60 0.66 1.68 $24.91 $51,810
Wasatch Back nonmetropolitan area 60 1.67 4.25 (8) (8)

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)
Nantucket Island and Martha's Vineyard nonmetropolitan area 30 1.84 4.68 (8) (8)
Wasatch Back nonmetropolitan area 60 1.67 4.25 (8) (8)
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 180 1.52 3.85 (8) (8)
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 90 0.67 1.69 $24.77 $51,520
Southwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 60 0.66 1.68 $24.91 $51,810

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)
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 60 0.20 0.51 $28.00 $58,230
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.11 0.29 $25.82 $53,710
Southwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 60 0.66 1.68 $24.91 $51,810
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 90 0.67 1.69 $24.77 $51,520
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 50 0.48 1.22 $22.57 $46,950


About May 2017 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 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018