Graduate Salary
2-4 years
Avg Length

Interior Design Requirements

An interior design degree provides students with the skills and experience required to help them make a contribution towards creating innovative environments for living, working, entertainment, and healing. It will also provide the practical, hands-on training and creative approach necessary in order to be successful in the industry.

Courses may include: Design skills, theory, and process; Construction detailing and specification; Drawing, model-making, 2D and 3D computer software; Project Management; Universal design; Building systems and codes; Business ethics and principles; Sustainability; and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) guidelines.

Interior Design Careers

The career trajectory of people with an Interior Design degree appears to be focused around a few careers. The most common career that users with Interior Design degrees have experience in is Interior Designer, followed by Architect, Set Designer, Exhibit Designer, Drafter, Fashion Designer, Industrial Designer, Craft Artist, Model Maker, and Actuary.

Career % of graduates % of population Multiple
Interior Designer 14.1% 0.2% 66.5×
Architect 2.5% 0.3% 7.5×
Set Designer 1.3% 0.0% 31.3×
Exhibit Designer 2.1% 0.0% 126.6×
Drafter 1.9% 0.2% 10.2×
Fashion Designer 1.2% 0.3% 4.4×
Industrial Designer 1.1% 0.1% 13.3×
Craft Artist 1.6% 0.3% 6.0×
Model Maker 1.0% 0.0% 34.2×
Actuary 0.2% 0.1% 4.4×

Interior Design Salary

Interior Design graduates earn on average $k, putting them in the bottom percentile of earners with a degree.

Percentile Earnings after graduation ($1000s USD)
25th (bottom earners) -
Median (average earners) -
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Interior Design Underemployment

Interior Design graduates are highly employed compared to other graduates. We have collected data on three types of underemployment. Part-time refers to work that is less than 30 hours per week. Non-college refers to work that does not require a college degree. Low-paying includes a list of low-wage service jobs such as janitorial work, serving, or dishwashing.

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