Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

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)
40,120 2.4 % $25.05 $52,100 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.68 $16.96 $22.25 $31.09 $40.82
Annual Wage (2) $26,380 $35,280 $46,280 $64,670 $84,900


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 15,810 13.86 $25.21 $52,430
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 7,840 0.61 $27.17 $56,520
Furniture Stores 3,420 1.56 $23.49 $48,870
Building Material and Supplies Dealers 2,050 0.20 $20.22 $42,060
Residential Building Construction 1,500 0.25 $23.23 $48,320

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 15,810 13.86 $25.21 $52,430
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers 1,460 1.57 $25.05 $52,100
Furniture Stores 3,420 1.56 $23.49 $48,870
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 7,840 0.61 $27.17 $56,520
Home Furnishings Stores 1,360 0.60 $19.15 $39,840

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 50 0.01 $34.97 $72,750
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 270 0.01 $34.45 $71,660
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 400 0.04 $31.44 $65,400
Management of Companies and Enterprises 910 0.05 $29.06 $60,440
Department Stores 160 0.01 $28.06 $58,360


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 5,360 0.38 1.21 $27.04 $56,240
Texas 3,450 0.34 1.08 $24.74 $51,470
New York 3,390 0.41 1.29 $30.96 $64,400
Florida 2,990 0.42 1.33 $23.45 $48,770
Illinois 1,760 0.32 1.01 $23.95 $49,810




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 550 0.85 2.71 $35.16 $73,130
Colorado 980 0.45 1.44 $23.93 $49,770
Minnesota 1,090 0.43 1.35 $23.85 $49,610
Florida 2,990 0.42 1.33 $23.45 $48,770
New York 3,390 0.41 1.29 $30.96 $64,400




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 550 0.85 2.71 $35.16 $73,130
Utah 290 0.25 0.81 $31.45 $65,420
New York 3,390 0.41 1.29 $30.96 $64,400
Nevada 370 0.33 1.06 $29.86 $62,110
Rhode Island 150 0.33 1.05 $29.60 $61,570

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 2,570 0.52 1.64 $32.62 $67,840
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,680 0.44 1.40 $27.25 $56,670
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,220 0.53 1.69 $30.64 $63,740
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,170 0.59 1.86 $27.65 $57,510
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 1,160 0.33 1.04 $25.72 $53,490
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,100 0.44 1.40 $24.88 $51,740
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 980 0.58 1.85 $24.28 $50,500
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 970 0.44 1.40 $25.69 $53,430
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 880 0.93 2.93 $32.33 $67,240
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 800 0.44 1.40 $22.10 $45,970




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)
Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL 50 1.20 3.81 $19.47 $40,490
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 480 0.96 3.05 $24.87 $51,730
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 880 0.93 2.93 $32.33 $67,240
Madison, WI 280 0.85 2.70 $22.58 $46,970
Winston-Salem, NC 170 0.85 2.69 $21.66 $45,050
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 310 0.76 2.42 $33.23 $69,110
Naples-Marco Island, FL 80 0.75 2.37 $27.69 $57,600
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division 250 0.68 2.15 $20.98 $43,630
Danbury, CT 40 0.64 2.03 $21.95 $45,670
North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota, FL 150 0.62 1.95 $23.47 $48,830




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)
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 90 0.20 0.63 $38.37 $79,810
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 160 0.44 1.39 $37.83 $78,700
Worcester, MA-CT 70 0.28 0.88 $34.78 $72,350
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 210 0.20 0.65 $33.73 $70,150
Salt Lake City, UT 230 0.39 1.24 $33.62 $69,930
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 310 0.76 2.42 $33.23 $69,110
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,570 0.52 1.64 $32.62 $67,840
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 880 0.93 2.93 $32.33 $67,240
Roanoke, VA 60 0.38 1.19 $31.88 $66,310
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 280 0.35 1.11 $31.81 $66,170

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 130 1.77 5.60 $29.27 $60,890
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 70 0.73 2.30 $22.87 $47,570
Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 70 0.61 1.95 $22.40 $46,590
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 50 0.26 0.83 $23.87 $49,640
Northwest Florida nonmetropolitan area 40 0.76 2.39 $16.07 $33,420

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 130 1.77 5.60 $29.27 $60,890
Northwest Florida nonmetropolitan area 40 0.76 2.39 $16.07 $33,420
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 70 0.73 2.30 $22.87 $47,570
Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 70 0.61 1.95 $22.40 $46,590
Southcentral Idaho nonmetropolitan area 30 0.48 1.52 $20.42 $42,480

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 Maine nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $32.67 $67,960
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $29.37 $61,090
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 130 1.77 5.60 $29.27 $60,890
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.12 0.39 $25.61 $53,270
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 50 0.26 0.83 $23.87 $49,640


About May 2010 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 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 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 17, 2011

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