Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
53,160 2.5 % $27.03 $56,220 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.62 $17.67 $23.95 $32.85 $43.86
Annual Wage (2) $26,260 $36,760 $49,810 $68,340 $91,230


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 20,120 14.66 $27.26 $56,710
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 10,170 0.73 $30.09 $62,590
Furniture Stores 4,850 2.17 $23.30 $48,470
Residential Building Construction 2,300 0.32 $27.64 $57,490
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers 2,290 2.16 $26.89 $55,930

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 20,120 14.66 $27.26 $56,710
Furniture Stores 4,850 2.17 $23.30 $48,470
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers 2,290 2.16 $26.89 $55,930
Home Furnishings Stores 2,270 0.91 $22.27 $46,330
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 10,170 0.73 $30.09 $62,590

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 280 0.04 $42.74 $88,910
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 340 0.02 $37.88 $78,780
Computer Systems Design and Related Services (8) (8) $34.11 $70,960
Warehousing and Storage 70 0.01 $33.87 $70,450
Land Subdivision 100 0.24 $33.37 $69,410


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 7,390 0.46 1.22 $31.22 $64,940
Texas 4,970 0.42 1.12 $29.26 $60,850
Florida 4,730 0.57 1.52 $23.60 $49,090
New York 2,970 0.33 0.86 $31.61 $65,760
Illinois 2,400 0.41 1.07 $28.19 $58,640




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 880 1.26 3.32 $38.92 $80,950
Colorado 1,580 0.63 1.67 $28.01 $58,260
Florida 4,730 0.57 1.52 $23.60 $49,090
Washington 1,510 0.49 1.30 $28.04 $58,320
Maryland 1,300 0.49 1.30 $28.05 $58,350




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 880 1.26 3.32 $38.92 $80,950
Rhode Island 170 0.36 0.96 $34.68 $72,130
New York 2,970 0.33 0.86 $31.61 $65,760
California 7,390 0.46 1.22 $31.22 $64,940
Massachusetts 1,530 0.44 1.17 $30.18 $62,780





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 2,810 0.43 1.13 $31.93 $66,420
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,510 0.59 1.57 $36.92 $76,790
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,830 0.75 1.99 $32.01 $66,580
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,800 0.49 1.31 $27.77 $57,750
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,640 0.66 1.73 $32.89 $68,420
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,450 0.49 1.30 $28.77 $59,850
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,430 0.56 1.48 $25.42 $52,880
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,260 0.79 2.09 $28.56 $59,390
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 1,090 0.60 1.60 $31.49 $65,500
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 1,070 0.68 1.80 $29.99 $62,370




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 220 1.58 4.17 $25.37 $52,770
Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL 60 1.34 3.54 $27.68 $57,570
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Delray Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 680 1.16 3.05 $30.53 $63,500
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 840 1.06 2.79 $21.39 $44,480
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL 100 0.99 2.61 $22.01 $45,770
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 230 0.91 2.39 $18.46 $38,390
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 160 0.90 2.37 $26.44 $54,980
Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC 60 0.87 2.31 $22.63 $47,070
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division 350 0.86 2.28 (8) (8)
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 860 0.81 2.13 $34.67 $72,120




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)
San Rafael, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $37.13 $77,230
Provo-Orem, UT 40 0.19 0.51 $36.93 $76,820
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,510 0.59 1.57 $36.92 $76,790
Midland, TX 30 0.37 0.97 $34.68 $72,130
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 860 0.81 2.13 $34.67 $72,120
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 290 0.57 1.51 $34.57 $71,910
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 180 0.33 0.86 $34.24 $71,220
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 40 0.19 0.51 $33.37 $69,400
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,640 0.66 1.73 $32.89 $68,420
Tacoma-Lakewood, WA Metropolitan Division 100 0.34 0.89 $32.87 $68,360

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 190 1.64 4.32 (8) (8)
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 100 0.82 2.16 $28.69 $59,670
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 90 0.46 1.21 (8) (8)
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 50 0.18 0.47 $28.27 $58,810
Southwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 50 0.50 1.31 $30.96 $64,390

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 190 1.64 4.32 (8) (8)
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 100 0.82 2.16 $28.69 $59,670
Southwest Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 30 0.55 1.45 $28.08 $58,420
Southwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 50 0.50 1.31 $30.96 $64,390
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 90 0.46 1.21 (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)
Southwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 50 0.50 1.31 $30.96 $64,390
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 100 0.82 2.16 $28.69 $59,670
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 50 0.18 0.47 $28.27 $58,810
Southwest Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 30 0.55 1.45 $28.08 $58,420
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $25.85 $53,760


About May 2016 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 2016 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2017