Interior Designer - Federal Salaries of 2020
Pay Rates for "Interior Designer"How much does an Interior Designer in the federal government get paid? $89,769.90* *Based on the 2020 average.
Interior Designer was the 291st most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2020, with 311 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.
In 2020, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Interior Design, with an average salary of $78,306.
Government Interior Design jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Interior Design job is GS-4, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is GS-15. Remember that the starting and maximum yearly pay listed above reflect base pay only - your actual salary will be higher based on the Locality Pay Adjustment for the area in which you work.
This occupation includes positions the duties of which are to perform, supervise, or manage work related to the design of interior environments in order to promote employee productivity, health, and welfare, and/or the health and welfare of the public. Typical duties include investigating, identifying, and documenting client needs; analyzing needs, proposing options and, working with the client, developing specific solutions; developing design documents, including contract working drawings and specifications; and, as appropriate, managing design projects performed in-house or by contract. The work requires applying knowledge from a variety of such fields as (a) interior construction (building systems and components, building codes, equipment, materials, and furnishings, working drawings and specification, codes and standards); (b) contracting (cost estimates, bid proposals, negotiations, contract awards, site visits during construction, pre- and post-occupancy evaluations); (c) facility operation (maintenance requirements, traffic patterns, security and fire protection); (d) aesthetics (sense of scale, proportion, and form; color, texture, and finishes; style and visual imagery); (e) psychology (privacy and enclosure; effects of environmental components (color, texture, space, etc.) on mood, alertness, etc.); and, as appropriate, (f) management (design project and resource coordination).
Administrative and Management positions have a wide range of responsibilities. Management does not refer specifically to supervisors who directly manage organizations or teams. Rather jobs in this category deal with managing systems or processes such as finances, security systems, training programs, or marketing. For employees in this job category, promotions are typically given 2 grade increments at a time until GS-12 is reached.
Agencies that have hired an Interior Designer
Interior Designer Pay Distribution
The average pay for an Interior Designer is $89,769.90. The highest paid Interior Designer made $170,800 in 2020.
Common Interior Designer Payscales
|Payscale||Number of Interior Design Employees|
|GS - General Schedule||304|
|ZA - Administrative||6|
|NB - Office Of The Comptroller Of The Currency Only||1|
|Starting Paygrade:||$27,782.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-4, Step 1|
|Maximum Paygrade:||$146,757.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-15, Step 10|
|Category:||Administrative and Management|
|Occupation Family:||1000 INFORMATION AND ARTS GROUP|
Other Jobs at the GS-4 Paygrade
GS-4 is the starting paygrade for Interior Design jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the GS-4 paygrade.
|Occupation||Occupation Category||Starting Paygrade||Maximum Paygrade|
|Equipment, Facilities, and Services||Administrative and Management||GS-4||GS-15|
|Hydrologic Technician||Technical and Medical Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Explosives Safety||Administrative and Management||GS-4||GS-15|
|Transportation Clerk and Assistant||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Commissary Management||Administrative and Management||GS-4||GS-15|
Average Interior Design Pay Trend from 2004 to 2020
In 2004, the average pay for an Interior Designer was $67,495. Since then, the average pay has increased to $89,770 in 2020.
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