Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
43,710 2.6 % $26.06 $54,200 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.73 $16.97 $23.32 $32.26 $42.82
Annual Wage (2) $26,490 $35,290 $48,500 $67,110 $89,060


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 17,180 14.03 $26.41 $54,940
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 8,840 0.66 $28.60 $59,480
Furniture Stores 4,160 1.94 $21.27 $44,240
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers 2,150 2.22 $27.50 $57,190
Residential Building Construction 1,910 0.32 $25.55 $53,140

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 17,180 14.03 $26.41 $54,940
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers 2,150 2.22 $27.50 $57,190
Furniture Stores 4,160 1.94 $21.27 $44,240
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 8,840 0.66 $28.60 $59,480
Home Furnishings Stores 1,170 0.50 $22.28 $46,350

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) 320 0.02 $35.57 $73,980
Other Personal Services 40 0.01 $31.11 $64,710
Management of Companies and Enterprises 1,030 0.05 $30.14 $62,700
Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers 70 0.03 $29.61 $61,590
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 40 0.01 $29.11 $60,540


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 6,200 0.42 1.28 $29.64 $61,660
Texas 3,790 0.35 1.05 $27.72 $57,660
New York 3,530 0.41 1.24 $31.06 $64,610
Florida 3,370 0.45 1.37 $21.73 $45,190
Georgia 1,680 0.43 1.31 $22.38 $46,560




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 720 1.08 3.26 $37.69 $78,390
Connecticut 980 0.60 1.81 $30.07 $62,550
Colorado 1,110 0.48 1.47 $25.51 $53,070
Maryland 1,150 0.45 1.37 $24.01 $49,940
Florida 3,370 0.45 1.37 $21.73 $45,190




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 720 1.08 3.26 $37.69 $78,390
Massachusetts 1,160 0.36 1.08 $32.89 $68,400
New York 3,530 0.41 1.24 $31.06 $64,610
Connecticut 980 0.60 1.81 $30.07 $62,550
Virginia 990 0.27 0.83 $30.01 $62,420





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 3,080 0.59 1.78 $32.02 $66,600
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,820 0.46 1.39 $29.05 $60,420
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,540 0.71 2.17 $28.52 $59,320
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,390 0.59 1.78 $34.56 $71,880
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,380 0.60 1.81 $23.22 $48,290
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,370 0.37 1.12 $25.98 $54,040
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,030 0.71 2.17 $25.39 $52,810
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,000 0.96 2.91 $36.39 $75,700
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 910 0.33 1.00 $32.98 $68,590
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 900 0.62 1.87 $28.65 $59,580




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 130 1.10 3.34 $28.54 $59,370
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,000 0.96 2.91 $36.39 $75,700
Columbia, MO 80 0.90 2.72 $23.71 $49,320
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 370 0.88 2.68 $29.53 $61,420
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,030 0.71 2.17 $25.39 $52,810
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,540 0.71 2.17 $28.52 $59,320
Fort Collins-Loveland, CO 100 0.70 2.14 $19.68 $40,940
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 360 0.69 2.08 $25.93 $53,930
Asheville, NC 120 0.68 2.08 $17.90 $37,240
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 840 0.65 1.97 $27.58 $57,360




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 80 0.46 1.39 $37.07 $77,100
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,000 0.96 2.91 $36.39 $75,700
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,390 0.59 1.78 $34.56 $71,880
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 110 0.33 0.99 $34.15 $71,040
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 910 0.33 1.00 $32.98 $68,590
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 890 0.51 1.54 $32.30 $67,190
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT (8) (8) (8) $32.15 $66,880
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,080 0.59 1.78 $32.02 $66,600
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 320 0.40 1.22 $31.73 $66,000
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 70 0.23 0.70 $31.65 $65,830

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 170 2.32 7.04 $23.82 $49,540
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 90 0.34 1.04 $23.61 $49,120
Northwest Florida nonmetropolitan area 60 1.08 3.27 $17.97 $37,390
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.35 1.06 $18.92 $39,350
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 50 0.36 1.08 $15.39 $32,010

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 170 2.32 7.04 $23.82 $49,540
Northwest Florida nonmetropolitan area 60 1.08 3.27 $17.97 $37,390
Upper Eastern Shore nonmetropolitan area 30 0.50 1.52 $19.91 $41,420
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 50 0.49 0.00 $25.61 $53,260
Southcentral Idaho nonmetropolitan area 40 0.49 1.49 $20.60 $42,850

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)
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 50 0.49 0.00 $25.61 $53,260
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 170 2.32 7.04 $23.82 $49,540
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 90 0.34 1.04 $23.61 $49,120
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $22.96 $47,750
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 40 0.16 0.49 $21.46 $44,640


About May 2013 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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014