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Interior Designer Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$65,912 (USD)

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Last updated: June 16, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for an Interior Designer is $65,912 a year and $32 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for an Interior Designer is between $47,675 and $81,068. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for an Interior Designer. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

  • Designs, plans, and provides furnishings for interior environments of residential, commercial, and industrial buildings.
  • Confers with client to determine architectural preferences, purpose and function of environment, budget, types of construction, equipment to be installed, and other factors that affect planning interior environments.
  • Merges findings with knowledge of interior design and formulates environmental plan to be practical, esthetic, and conducive to intended purposes, such as raising productivity, selling merchandise, or improving life style of occupants.
Interior Designer Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Interior Designers

Job family population: 56,070

Estimated population of Interior Designer jobs: 49,791

Rate of error: 2.6%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



About Chicago, Illinois

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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,705,994 (2018), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

Interior Designer Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Workplace Design Leader, Interior Designer
Jun 14
Chicago, IL, USA
Human Capital Pursuit
We're looking for a Workplace Design Leader , Interior Designer for a client in the Chicago area. This is an excellent opportunity to join a fast growing company. Workplace Design Leader, Interior ...
Associate Interior Designer (5-7 years experience)
Jun 6
Chicago, IL, USA
Inspired Interiors
The Associate Interior Designer is responsible for interpreting, organizing, selling and executing the conceptual design of a project. Associate Interior Designers use creativity, foresight, sales ...
Interior Designer
Jun 3
Chicago, IL, USA
Star Recruiting
INTERIOR DESIGNER - 50K - 120K - NEEDED IMMEDIATELY MINIMUM 4 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE Job Description: The Interior Designer's responsibility is the management and production of design projects for ...
Furniture/Interior Designer
Jun 11
Chicago, IL, USA
CityLiving Design, Inc
Seeking Interior Design Assistant for Lead Designer for Hospitality/ Residential Furniture Manufacturer. Duties include CAD, generating Purchase Orders, fabric selection, Vendor and Client ...
Interior Designer
May 31
RATIO Architects
RATIO Architects, Inc. is seeking a talented and passionate Interior Designer or Interior focused Architect to join our design studio in Chicago, Illinois. RATIO is committed to employing creative ...
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