- The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics doesn't report on home-staging professionals specifically but reports on them under the occupation of interior designers. It estimates that interior designers, including home stagers, earned an average of $52,100 in 2010, with top earners making as much as $85,000. Top-paying industries for interior designers in 2010 paid between $58,000 and $73,000. Barb Schwarz, president of StagedHomes.com and expert in staging, says home stagers in the Midwest charge an average of $1,300 to $1,800 per job, with a consultation of a couple hundred dollars, then about $100 per hour to complete the project. For full-time work with two home-staging projects per week, a home stager can make a six-figure annual income.