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Interior Designers in Virginia

Is Virginia a good place for you to work as an Interior Designer?

4.8% Jobs Projection
$50,380 Median Salary
150 Job Openings

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

  • Projected employment for Interior Designers in Virginia is growing slower than average.

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

How Many Interior Designers Work in Virginia?

In 2018, there were 1,210 Interior Designers working in the state.

There were 1,440 Interior Designers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 230 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Interior Designers in VA Employment Trend

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

Interior Designers in VA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Virginia

Jobs for Interior Designers in this state are growing at a rate of 4.8% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 4.5%.

Job Projections for Interior Designers: Nation vs. VA

Virginia Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 150 annual Interior Designers job openings in Virginia, and 1,540 total jobs in the year 2026.

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

What do Interior Designers Make in Virginia?

In 2018 wages for Interior Designers ranged from $30,540 to $79,590 with $50,380 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $14.68 to $38.27. The median hourly rate was $24.22.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $23.07 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $1.15.

The median salary in Virginia is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Interior Designers Earnings: VA vs. National Average

Top Virginia 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
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,710 $58,110
Richmond, VA 270 $55,090
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 190 $52,320
Charlottesville, VA 50 $49,530
Roanoke, VA 40 $54,570

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 VA Employment Total
Graphic Designers 5,000
Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 2,860
Floral Designers 1,100
Set and Exhibit Designers 200


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