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Interior Designers in Washington

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

8.8% Jobs Projection
$59,680 Median Salary
190 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Interior Designers Work in Washington?

1,370 people worked as Interior Designers in 2018 in this state.

There were 1,330 Interior Designers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 40 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Interior Designers in WA Employment Trend

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

Interior Designers in WA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Washington

Jobs for Interior Designers in this state are growing at a rate of 8.8% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 4.5%.

Job Projections for Interior Designers: Nation vs. WA

Washington Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 190 annual job openings, and 1,980 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 Washington?

In 2018 wages for Interior Designers ranged from $37,190 to $95,700 with $59,680 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $17.88 to $46.01. The median hourly rate was $28.69.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $28.59 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.10.

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

Interior Designers Earnings: WA vs. National Average

Top Washington 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
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 1,210 $60,410
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 560 $52,370
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA 40 $55,060

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 WA Employment Total
Graphic Designers 5,060
Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 2,230
Floral Designers 1,130
Fashion Designers 500
Commercial and Industrial Designers 360
Set and Exhibit Designers 160


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