Interior Designers in California
Get the information you need to know about working as an Interior Designer.
You’re in luck! Jobs for Interior Designers in California are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.
Projected employment for Interior Designers in California is growing faster than average.
Interior Designers in California earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.
How Many Interior Designers Work in California?
In California, there were 8,460 people working as Interior Designers in the year 2018.
There were 8,130 Interior Designers employed in this state in 2017.
That’s growth of 330 jobs between 2017 and 2018.
The typical state has 550 Interior Designers working in it, which means California has more Interior Designers than average.
Job Projections for California
Jobs for Interior Designers in this state are growing at a rate of 5.4% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 4.5%.
California Annual Job Openings
The BLS estimates 920 annual job openings, and a total of 9,700 jobs for California Interior Designers in 2026.
Nationwide, the prediction is 6,500 annual jobs and 69,500 total jobs in 2026.
What do Interior Designers Make in California?
In 2018 wages for Interior Designers ranged from $32,240 to $107,450 with $60,360 being the median annual salary.
Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $15.5 to $51.66. The median hourly rate was $29.02.
In 2017 the median pay for this field was $28.51 an hour.
The hourly rate grew by $0.51.
The median salary in California is higher than the nationwide median salary.
Top California Metros for Interior Designers
The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Interior Designers.
|Metro||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
|Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA||3,680||$62,650|
|San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA||2,060||$63,750|
|San Diego-Carlsbad, CA||850||$58,570|
|San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA||390||$57,580|
|Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA||330||$49,790|
|Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA||70||$53,700|
Top States for Interior Designers Employment
View the list below to see where most Interior Designers work.
|State||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
Below are the states where Interior Designers get paid the most:
|State||Annual Median Salary|
|District of Columbia||$73,010|
Related Careers in CA
You may also be interested in the following careers:
|Occupation||CA Employment Total|
|Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers||16,780|
|Commercial and Industrial Designers||4,090|
|Set and Exhibit Designers||2,650|
- Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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