Interior designer - Salary and Career
Interior, window and visual merchandiser designers (mid-level)

Interior designer - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They design and execute solutions for residential, commercial and industrial interior spaces aiming at aesthetics, well-being and comfort. They create and design shop windows, commercial, industrial and event environments that highlight and value the product, design visual programs with the objective of stimulating the consumption of products and informing the consumer.

How much does an Interior designer earn

A Interior designer earns between $1.230 and $5.949 per month, with an average monthly salary of $2.380 and a median salary of $1.800 according to an Averwage.com salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 1.822 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).


Salary ranges for the Interior designer

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 2.380 28.563 595 11
1º Quartile 1.230 14.765 308 6
Median Salary 1.800 21.600 450 8
3º Quartile 4.537 54.448 1.134 21
Higher Salary 5.949 71.393 1.487 28


Professional job categories

  • Middle level technicians
    • medium-level technicians in cultural, communications and sports services
      • decorators and showcases
        • interior, window and visual merchandiser designers (mid-level)

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Main workplaces

Interior, window and visual merchandiser designers (mid-level) family professionals basically work in wholesale and retail trade, construction and services, and can also be found in other activities, such as industry. They set up shop windows and stands at fairs and events, create and develop thematic campaigns aimed at marketing products, take care of the movement of people and optimize the presentation of products internally to stores, conceive and execute interior design projects, taking into account the aesthetics, functionality and ergonomics. They develop their activities individually and in multidisciplinary teams, predominantly on their own, most of the time without supervision. They can work varied or irregular hours, depending on the needs of their clients. Eventually, in some occupations, some professionals may work in special conditions, such as high temperature or in uncomfortable positions for long periods.


What does it take to work in the field of Interior, window and visual merchandiser designers (mid-level)

Currently, the exercise of family occupations does not require a specific level of education, as professionals with practical training, short courses, high school technical courses and university education coexist in the market. According to the trend towards professionalization in the area, it can be said that technical training at a high school or university level is desirable, depending on the occupation.


Functions and activities of Interior designer

Interior, window and visual merchandiser designers (mid-level) must:

  • design the project (interior design, showcases, various spaces and events);
  • elaborate executive project;
  • execute the project;
  • run project;
  • interpret customer needs;
  • execute project;
  • track project;
  • monitor project;
  • interpreting the client's needs;
  • design the project (design of interiors, showcases, various spaces and events);
  • follow project;
  • interpreting customer needs;
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • attract the consumer;
  • research products and materials;
  • interpret the client's needs;
  • search products and materials;
  • monitor the project;

  • Activities

    • demonstrate capacity for objectivity;
    • adjust existing elements to space;
    • demonstrate communication skills;
    • demonstrate negotiation skills;
    • allocate air conditioning points;
    • choose chromatic scale for the environment;
    • set up spaces that highlight the product;
    • set project budget limits;
    • allocate points for it;
    • evaluate the result of the project;
    • search trends;
    • collaborate in the development of products and materials;
    • hire specialized services;
    • providing suggestions;
    • demonstrate aesthetic sense;
    • create a favorable environment for consumption;
    • search product lines according to the customer's target;
    • create thematic and aesthetic environments;
    • adapt materials;
    • test products, materials and tools;
    • adapt the project to the conditions of the environment;
    • adapt the project to its useful life of product and materials;
    • suggest possible changes to the project architectural;
    • create special pieces;
    • demonstrate ability to overcome adverse situations;
    • elaborate preliminary studies;
    • perform visual programming of commercial spaces (merchandising);
    • allocate lighting points;
    • schedule project maintenance;
    • demonstrate persuasiveness;
    • evaluating the feasibility of the project;
    • identify customer expectations and needs;
    • coordinate teams;
    • demonstrate ability to work under pressure;
    • allocate hydraulic points;
    • select vendors;
    • create special parts;
    • presenting the client's portfolio;
    • demonstrate ability to work in a team;
    • recommend other professionals;
    • allocate electrical points;
    • establish an employment contract;
    • preliminary study to the client ;
    • search prices for products and services;
    • planning the circulation;
    • advise the customer for product approval;
    • supervise project execution;
    • define layout layout;
    • making a metric and photographic survey ;
    • distribute volumes in space;
    • customize architectural or physical space;
    • create furniture and products;
    • allocate telephony points;
    • monitor budget execution;
    • demonstrate creativity;
    • create the schedule;
    • interviewing customer;
    • disclose work in the media;
    • disclose works in the media;
    • graphically represent solutions for the environment (manual drawing, autocad etc);
    • build spaces that highlight the product;
    • elaborate distribution plan for internal spaces;
    • participate in exhibitions, shows and fairs;
    • demonstrate time management skills;
    • demonstrate work on site;
    • make project adjustments;
    • provide sensory attractions in the environment;
    • demonstrate spatial vision ability;
    • presenting in models and/ or mockups solutions for the environment;
    • adapt the project to the standards;
    • select products;
    • identifying customer expectations and needs;
    • specify the materials to be used;
    • demonstrate flexibility;
    • manage work or project;
    • define action program;
    • replace the product in the already assembled showcase;
    • design visual programming for spaces commercials (merchandising);
    • budget project;
    • search market;


    Sectors that hire Interior designer the most in the job market

    • furniture retail trade
    • manufacture of furniture with predominance of wood
    • interior decoration
    • architectural services
    • building materials retail trade
    • advertising agencies
    • general building material retail trade
    • fairs, congresses, exhibitions and parties organization services
    • combined office and administrative support services
    • retailer of other products




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