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ASID 2019 Interior Design Salaries & Benefits Report

The world is a competitive marketplace. As a profession that provides specialized services and requires a variety of both hard and soft skills, professionals in the interior design field must craft their competitive edge with unique characteristics and skill sets that will lead to success in the profession. Employers must understand and identify these characteristics to attract, retain, and grow talent.

The purpose of the ASID 2019 Interior Design Salaries & Benefits Report series is to empower the interior design professional with the tools to design their own purposeful career, and for employers to generate creative fuel that supports professionals and advances their businesses. The general report provides an overview of the interior design business and today’s professional using data collected from the ASID Compensation and Fee Benchmarking survey. Subsequent reports will provide deeper analysis with additional focus on career opportunities by specializations and firm characteristics.

Key Highlights

  • The median salary for interior design professionals is $70K, while the median hourly rate is $30 per hour. The median salary for sole practitioners specifically is $50K.
  • A gender gap in pay exists, especially at higher job levels. Males were typically at higher job levels with a median salary $19K higher than females.
  • Firm specialization can result in salary differences. The median salary is $14K higher at commercial firms than residential firms.
  • Education degrees have an impact on salary. The median salary for survey respondents with a Bachelor’s degree is $17K higher than those with some college education and no degree.
  • NCIDQ certification makes a difference. The median salary is $16K higher for NCIDQ certified designers as compared to those not currently holding any type of certifications or credentials.
  • Work satisfaction in general is high; however, professionals were significantly more satisfied with their position compared to the overall interior design profession.
  • The firm plays an essential role in nurturing talent that further advances the profession.
  • Professionals, firms, and the industry must work together to cultivate the creative and meaningful design that impacts lives.

General Report Only

General Report Non-member price: $150
General Report Member price: $50

Bundle

General Report, Specialization Report, Firm Size Report

Bundle Non-member price: $475
Bundle member price: $150

Super Bundle

General Report, Specialization Report, Firm Size Report, and ASID 2019 Outlook and State of the Industry Report

Super Bundle Non-member price: $675
Super Bundle member price: $150

Specialization Report Only

This report provides design professionals with information that will help them make important career decisions and get a step closer to their aspirations. A deep dive into U.S.-based data collected from the ASID Compensation and Fee Benchmarking survey, the report focuses on the impact of specialization on career opportunities. Career pathways differ among specializations (i.e., commercial and residential), and the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to advance vary as well.

Specialization Report Non-member price: $200
Specialization Report Member price: $75

 

Firm Size Report Only

This report provides design professionals with information that will help them make important career decisions and get a step closer to their aspirations. A deep dive into U.S.-based data collected from the ASID Compensation and Fee Benchmarking survey, the report focuses on the impact of firm size on salary, benefits, and professional development opportunities. Additionally, it explores firm characteristics that may provide businesses with insights on fee structures, staffing trends, and expansion considerations.

Firm Size Report Non-member price: $200
Firm Size Report Member price: $75

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