If you want to become a professional interior desain, one of your first questions might be about how much you can expect to be paid in this field once you start working. Especially if you are considering investing in your interior design education, it makes sense that you would like to get a sense of how much return you can expect on that investment before you dive in.
How much are interior designers paid?
The BLS’s most recent report states that the average interior design salary in the US is $56,040 per year, while some of the higher paid designers earned a reported average of $96,470.
According to 2020Spaces, if you’re starting out in the industry, your interior design hourly rate will vary between $75-$125 per hour. If you have several years of experience under your belt, you can charge upwards of $150 per hour. “The downside of charging your client per hour is that it’s difficult to offer an estimate from the beginning of the project,” 2020Spaces shares. “If you’re experienced, you can come up with a good estimate depending on the size of the project, but if you’re just starting out, it will be more challenging.”
How much does it cost to learn interior design?
If you’re trying to weigh your potential income against how much you’re preparing to spend on your interior design training, you can get a good sense of the return on your investment.
The cost of a NYIAD course depends on which course you are enrolling in, whether or not NYIAD is running a special offer, and which payment plan you opt into.