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Interior Designers in North Carolina

Considering a career as an Interior Designer in North Carolina?

10.0% Jobs Projection
$51,270 Median Salary
150 Job Openings

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

  • Projected employment for Interior Designers in North Carolina is growing faster than average.

  • Interior Designers in North Carolina earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Interior Designers Work in North Carolina?

In 2018, there were 1,320 Interior Designers working in the state.

There were 1,360 Interior Designers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 40 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Interior Designers in NC Employment Trend

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

Interior Designers in NC vs. the Average State

Job Projections for North Carolina

Jobs for Interior Designers in this state are growing at a rate of 10.0% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 4.5%.

Job Projections for Interior Designers: Nation vs. NC

North Carolina Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 150 annual job openings, and 1,540 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 North Carolina?

In 2018 wages for Interior Designers ranged from $30,950 to $81,040 with $51,270 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $14.88 to $38.96. The median hourly rate was $24.65.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $22.57 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $2.08.

The median salary in North Carolina is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Interior Designers Earnings: NC vs. National Average

Top North Carolina 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
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 480 $58,620
Raleigh, NC 200 $51,930
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 190 $52,320
Greensboro-High Point, NC 150 $42,650
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 110 $46,890
Asheville, NC 100 $48,530
Winston-Salem, NC 90 $56,120
Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC 60 $43,670
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 40 $30,990

Top States for Interior Designers Employment

The table below shows the states 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

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Occupation NC Employment Total
Graphic Designers 6,460
Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 2,610
Floral Designers 1,150
Commercial and Industrial Designers 670
Fashion Designers 190
Set and Exhibit Designers 110


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