NEW COMPENSATION DATA EARLY 2021 | In late 2020 a new compensation survey was conducted, inclusive of questions related to the impact of COVID-19 on interior design salaries. By early February 2021 an update compensation calculator will be released, followed by the comprehensive report in March 2021.

For a limited-time, full access to the IIDA Compensation Calculator’s 2018 data, an exclusive IIDA member benefit, is available to the public.


ABOUT THE IIDA COMPENSATION CALCULATOR | Competitive salaries are key to ensuring that interior design and related careers remain viable professions for innovative, driven, and creative individuals. 

This interactive calculator provides a full salary spread of the industry, exclusively to IIDA members, based on education, tenure, professional credentials, and job function, among other variables, and compares 2018 data to 2016. All others may view the national average salary by job title. Continue scrolling to find out more, or click the menu in the upper left. 


PURCHASE THE FULL REPORT | The full, 41-page digital, IIDA Interior Design Compensation Report, offers a full analysis of salary and benefit information. To purchase the report or for additional information, IIDA Headquarters at iidahq@iida.org.


ABOUT IIDA | IIDA is the Commercial Interior Design association with global reach. We support design professionals, industry affiliates, educators, students, firms, and their clients through our network of 15,000+ members across 58 countries. IIDA is committed to the sustained, intentional, and organized dismantling of racism in all of its forms and instances. Learn more


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.