Interior designers and interior decorators

National Occupation Code (NOC): 5242  ยท  Browse All Occupations

Interior designers and interior decorators conceptualize and produce aesthetic, functional and safe designs for interior spaces in residential, commercial, cultural, institutional and industrial buildings. They are employed by architectural and interior design firms, retail establishments, construction companies, hospitals, airlines, hotel and restaurant chains, and other establishments, or they may be self-employed.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Aircraft Interior Designer
  • Building Space Planner
  • Business Aircraft Interior Designer
  • Certified Interior Designer
  • Colour Consultant - Home Decorating
  • Decorating Consultant
  • Designer - Interior Design
  • Green Design Consultant - Interior Design
  • Home Decorating Consultant
  • Home Decorator
  • Home Organizer
  • Home Stager
  • Home Staging Consultant
  • Interior Decorating Consultant
  • Interior Decorator
  • Interior Design Consultant
  • Interior Design Project Manager
  • Interior Design Technician
  • Interior Designer
  • Interior Designer Assistant
  • Interior Space Designer
  • Kitchen Designer
  • Licensed Interior Designer
  • Office Space Planner
  • Registered Interior Designer
  • Retail Space Planner
  • Space Management Consultant
  • Aircraft Interior Designer
  • Interior Decorator
  • Interior Design Technician
  • Interior Designer
  • Kitchen Designer
  • Office Space Planner
  • Retail Space Planner
  • Home Staging Consultant
  • Space Management Consultant

Median Income by Education

The following table details the median income for various education levels for interior designers and interior decorators.

Education Level Median Income
No certificate, diploma or degree N/A
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate $17,212
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma N/A
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma $23,322
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level N/A
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above $22,282
Total: Highest certificate, diploma or degree $27,195
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

Median Income by Gender

The following table details median income by gender for interior designers and interior decorators.

Gender Median Income
Male $27,195
Female $26,821
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Extracted Salary Information (2 samples)

The following salary data has been extracted from job posts indexed on this website over the last year for interior designers and interior decorators.

$25,000.00
Lowest Observed
$48,750.00
Highest Observed
$25,000.00
25th Percentile
$36,875.00
Average
$36,875.00
Median
$48,750.00
75th Percentile

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Regional Employment Participation by Age Group

This chart and accompanying table outlines regional employment participation by age group for interior designers and interior decorators

Age Group Employed Individuals
15 to 24 years 50
25 to 34 years 120
35 to 44 years 140
45 to 54 years 185
55 to 64 years 95
65 to 74 years 35
75 years and over 0
Total 605
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Employment Type

This chart outlines regional employment participation by employment type for interior designers and interior decorators. Hover over a pie section to see the associated employment type, or refer to the table below.

Employment Type Employed Individuals
Full Time 270
Part Time 320
Total 595
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Gender

This chart outlines regional employment participation by gender for interior designers and interior decorators. Hover over a pie section to see the associated gender, or refer to the table below.

Gender Employed Individuals
Male 100
Female 510
Total 615
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Class of Worker

This chart outlines regional employment participation by class of worker for interior designers and interior decorators. Hover over a pie section to see the associated class, or refer to the table below.

Class Employed Individuals
Employee 340
Self Employed 270
Total 605
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Labour Force Status

This chart outlines regional employment participation by labour force status for interior designers and interior decorators. Hover over a pie section to see the associated labour status, or refer to the table below.

Labour Status Individuals
Employed 600
Unemployed 20
Total 605
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Education Level

This chart outlines regional employment participation by education level for interior designers and interior decorators. Hover over a pie section to see the associated education level, or refer to the table below.

Education Level Individuals
No certificate, diploma or degree 10
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate 65
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 25
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 325
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 15
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 165
Total 595
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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