Competitive salaries are key to ensuring that interior design remains a viable profession for innovative, driven, and creative individuals.   

This interactive IIDA Compensation Calculator, updated in March 2019, provides a full salary spread of the industry based on education, tenure, location, professional credentials, and job function, among other variables and compares current data to 2016. Continue scrolling to find out more, or click the menu in the upper left corner.

Purchase the full, 41-page digital, IIDA Interior Design Compensation Report for a full analysis of salary and benefit information.

If you have questions about the report, please contact IIDA Headquarters at iidahq@iida.org. 


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Industry Forecast

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the interior design profession will grow an additional 4% over the next 10 years—parallel with architecture—meaning designers and professionals in associated roles (salespeople, educators, and project managers) will be in demand.

The 2019 IIDA Interior Design Compensation Report findings are also an indication that the industry is healthy. Salaries are increasing, as is cash compensation, with 65% of respondents receiving cash bonuses in the 12 months prior to September 2018. Beyond paycheck and employee benefits, the numbers also indicate that the interior design field continues to draw people who are passionate about the profession and are satisfied in their careers.

With interior design talent in demand, industry professionals are at an advantage to make crucial decisions for their career based on an employer’s benefits, perks, salary, and cultural fit.