Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2009

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. Exclude "Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers" (27-1026).

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area 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)
46,010 2.4 % $24.99 $51,990 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.97 $16.93 $22.20 $30.56 $40.20
Annual Wage (2) $26,980 $35,220 $46,180 $63,570 $83,620


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 Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Specialized Design Services 17,730 $25.19 $52,400
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 9,510 $26.95 $56,060
Furniture Stores 3,900 $23.32 $48,510
Building Material and Supplies Dealers 2,390 $22.08 $45,930
Residential Building Construction 2,070 (8) (8)

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 230 $34.36 $71,480
Employment Services 40 $33.15 $68,960
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 390 $32.15 $66,870
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers (8) $31.68 $65,890
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (8) $28.11 $58,470


State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all States with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
District of Columbia 720 $32.48 $67,550 1.123
Colorado 1,160 $22.76 $47,330 0.521
Maryland 1,210 $27.52 $57,230 0.484
Florida 3,270 $23.66 $49,220 0.445
Georgia 1,680 $24.06 $50,050 0.431

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
District of Columbia 720 $32.48 $67,550 1.123
New York 3,580 $31.55 $65,630 0.422
Alaska 30 $30.98 $64,440 0.112
Nevada 400 $29.53 $61,420 0.343
Connecticut 650 $29.40 $61,150 0.391


Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all Metropolitan areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL 60 $19.99 $41,580 1.277
Naples-Marco Island, FL 120 $26.78 $55,700 1.025
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 470 $26.02 $54,120 0.929
Brunswick, GA 30 $26.04 $54,170 0.833
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 340 $33.92 $70,560 0.808

Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 210 $47.97 $99,770 0.590
Worcester, MA-CT 50 $39.67 $82,510 0.213
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 70 $35.31 $73,450 0.165
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 240 $35.30 $73,420 0.269
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 340 $33.92 $70,560 0.808


About May 2009 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. 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.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2009 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 14, 2010

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