Frequently Asked Questions
How Much Money Does a Professional Organizer Make?
As a professional organizer, you could earn a starting salary of $35 to $50 per hour or more, giving people ideas to help them get organized, or doing hands-on organizing yourself. In a NAPO survey of professional organizers, most charged what worked out to anywhere between $40 and $200 per hour. Professional organizer Ramona Creel adds that although this is an accurate range, the average hourly rate for a professional organizer in the United States is between $45 and $65 an hour. Of course, the price you charge will be individual to your location, your market, and your financial goals, as well as the project and the type of organizing being done.
What Does a Professional Organizer Do?
A few of the types of projects that professional organizers are needed for are: controlling clutter, developing filing systems, space planning, storage design, and time management. Your organizational skills can help people find what they need and get things done on time without stress. As a professional organizer, you might do all types of organizing, or you might choose to specialize in organizing homes or offices. You might be hired to organize an entire home, or you might organize specific rooms such as basements or closets or oversee projects such as packing and moving. If you start your own organizing business you will enjoy the freedom and financial rewards of being your own boss, doing work that is fun and fulfilling.
How Do I Become a Professional Organizer?
Through earning master certification a professional organizer, you will learn advanced organizing techniques and earn designation as a Master Organizer (MO) by the International Association of Professional Organizations. Certification also provides evidence of your expertise, assurance of your professionalism, an important credential for your resume, a competitive advantage when marketing your services and higher earnings (according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics).
What is the Organizer Master Certification Course?
The Organizer Master Certification Course is an advanced organizing certificate course offered online by International Association of Professions Career College (IAP Career College) for professional organizers. The Organizer Master Certification Course has a recommended completion date of 12 weeks from the starting date or 120 hours. However, you may choose to complete the Organizer Master Certification Program in as little as 4 weeks or as long as 24 weeks, depending on your schedule. Throughout the course you can receive up to four hours of personal teaching assistance or professional mentorship from a faculty member.
What is IAP Career College?
The International Association of Professions Career College (IAP Career College) is a leading online career college offering affordable online certificate courses and professional certifications for non-traditional and “dream” careers. When you take a part-time online certificate course with IAP Career College, you can schedule your learning around your life – you can work at your own pace, at the best times for you and from the comfort of your own home. IAP Career College and affiliated company FabJob Inc (the leading online publisher of guide books on how to get started in a dream career) have served over half a million career changers on six continents since 1999.