Alabama Department of Labor

Labor Market Information Division
SOC: 27-1025 Interior Designers
Plan, design, and furnish interiors of residential, commercial, or industrial buildings. Formulate design which is practical, aesthetic, and conducive to intended purposes, such as raising productivity, selling merchandise, or improving life style. May specialize in a particular field, style, or phase of interior design. Exclude "Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers" (27-1026).
Education: Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
OJT: Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.
Tasks: Confer with client to determine factors affecting planning interior environments, such as budget, architectural preferences, and purpose and function. Advise client on interior design factors such as space planning, layout and use of furnishings or equipment, and color coordination. Coordinate with other professionals, such as contractors, architects, engineers, and plumbers, to ensure job success. Review and detail shop drawings for construction plans. Estimate material requirements and costs, and present design to client for approval. Subcontract fabrication, installation, and arrangement of carpeting, fixtures, accessories, draperies, paint and wall coverings, art work, furniture, and related items. Formulate environmental plan to be practical, esthetic, and conducive to intended purposes, such as raising productivity or selling merchandise. Select or design, and purchase furnishings, art works, and accessories. Render design ideas in form of paste-ups or drawings. Use computer-aided drafting (CAD) and related software to produce construction documents.
License: This applicant should contact the State Board for Registered Interior Designers for application forms, procedures, and examination schedules. This information is also available on the regulator’s website below. Registration Application Fee: $250.00 Renewal Fee: $135.00 (Annually) Re-instatement Fee: $460.00
Outlook: Satisfactory
Alabama Employment Outlook
Alabama Wage Data
Hourly Wage   Annual Wage
Entry $13.35   Entry $27,769.00
Mean $31.11   Mean $64,701.00
Experience $39.99 Experience $83,173.00

The data is based on the May 2017 Occupation Employment Survey employment and wage estimate file. The wages have been aged using the most current ECI factors reflecting wages as of June 2018.

Alabama Projections
Estimated Employment 2016Projected Employment 2026Annual Average OpeningsAnnual Growth Rate
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