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ASID Release First Design Salaries Report
The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) has released its first Interior Design Salaries and Benefits General Report. Using results from the ASID 2018 Compensation and Fee Benchmarking Survey, the reports seeks to investigate the conditions of the professional environment, the perceptions of professional development from practitioners, and the salaries and benefits that interior designers receive for the wide scope of services they provide.
ASID worked with MesauringU, a third-party research company, to develop and administer the survey and to ensure an accurate, diverse sample of surveyed industry professionals. The report will empower designers to know their worth and gain a competitive edge in the market.
Key findings include:
- Median salary: The survey respondents receiving a salary had a median income of $70K annually, $30 per hour for those receiving hourly wages, and $50K for sole practitioners.
- Gender gap: A gender gap persists at higher-level jobs. Men typically hold higher-level positions and earn a median salary that is $19K higher than women.
- Firm specialization: Firm specialization affects salary, with the median salary $14K higher at commercial firms than residential firms.
- NCIDQ certification: Median salary is $16K higher for those with NCIDQ certification compared to those who do not currently hold any certifications or credentials.
Work satisfaction: Workplace satisfaction is generally high, however, professionals find there are areas for improvement overall.
The report is available for purchase at Interior Design Salaries and Benefits General Report.