Interior designers rate their happiness above average.

At CareerExplorer, we conduct an ongoing survey with millions of people and ask them how satisfied they are with their careers. As it turns out, interior designers rate their career happiness 3.5 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 30% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy interior designers are to similar careers in the industry. Take a look at the results below:

Salaries and satisfaction ratings in similar careers

Career Satisfaction Avg Salary
Wedding planner
3.6
$46k
Event planner
3.5
$42k
Private detective
3.5
$51k
Museum conservator
3.5
$44k
Interior designer
3.5
$53k
Florist
3.5
$27k
Arbitrator
3.5
$64k
Multimedia animator
3.5
$75k

So what does it mean to be happy in your career? Let’s break it down into different dimensions:

  • Salary: Are interior designers happy with their salary?
  • Meaning: Do interior designers find their jobs meaningful?
  • Personality fit: How well suited are people’s personalities to their everyday tasks as interior designers?
  • Work environment: How enjoyable are interior designer’s work environments?
  • Skills utilization: Are interior designers making the best use of their abilities?

Are interior designers happy with their salary?