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Interior Designers in New Jersey

Considering a career as an Interior Designer in New Jersey?

6.3% Jobs Projection
$54,210 Median Salary
210 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Interior Designers in New Jersey are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Interior Designers in New Jersey is growing faster than average.

  • Interior Designers in New Jersey earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Interior Designers Work in New Jersey?

1,440 people worked as Interior Designers in 2018 in this state.

There were 1,620 Interior Designers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 180 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Interior Designers in NJ Employment Trend

The typical state has 550 Interior Designers working in it, which means New Jersey has more Interior Designers than average.

Interior Designers in NJ vs. the Average State

Job Projections for New Jersey

Jobs for Interior Designers in this state are growing at a rate of 6.3% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 4.5%.

Job Projections for Interior Designers: Nation vs. NJ

New Jersey Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 210 annual job openings, and 2,200 total jobs in 2026 for Interior Designers in this state.

Nationwide, the prediction is 6,500 annual jobs and 69,500 total jobs in 2026.

What do Interior Designers Make in New Jersey?

In 2018 wages for Interior Designers ranged from $27,220 to $94,400 with $54,210 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $13.09 to $45.39. The median hourly rate was $26.06.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $24.56 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $1.50.

The median salary in New Jersey is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Interior Designers Earnings: NJ vs. National Average

Top New Jersey 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
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 5,420 $62,600
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,020 $57,890
Trenton, NJ 100 n/a
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 70 $46,190

Top States for Interior Designers Employment

View the list below to see where most Interior Designers work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 8,460 $60,360
New York 4,780 $62,760
Texas 4,230 $51,630
Florida 4,210 $46,750
Illinois 2,250 $49,690
Georgia 2,200 $48,730
Ohio 2,170 $51,050
Colorado 1,930 $47,580
Michigan 1,610 $46,320
Minnesota 1,550 $56,410
Pennsylvania 1,510 $54,680
New Jersey 1,440 $54,210
Washington 1,370 $59,680
Missouri 1,350 $52,160
North Carolina 1,320 $51,270
Tennessee 1,250 $45,910
Maryland 1,250 $58,290
Massachusetts 1,240 $62,840
Virginia 1,210 $50,380
Indiana 1,090 $42,290

Below are the states where Interior Designers get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
District of Columbia $73,010
Alaska $71,410
Rhode Island $70,010
Hawaii $66,370
Arkansas $62,970
Massachusetts $62,840
New York $62,760
California $60,360
Delaware $59,870
Washington $59,680

You may also be interested in the following careers:

Occupation NJ Employment Total
Graphic Designers 5,980
Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 3,040
Commercial and Industrial Designers 1,020
Floral Designers 850
Fashion Designers 290
Set and Exhibit Designers 130


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