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Interior Designers in Illinois

Is Illinois a good place for you to work as an Interior Designer?

4.3% Jobs Projection
$49,690 Median Salary
270 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Interior Designers in Illinois are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Interior Designers in Illinois is growing slower than average.

  • Interior Designers in Illinois earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Interior Designers Work in Illinois?

There were approximately 2,250 workers employed as Interior Designers in this state in 2018.

There were 2,380 Interior Designers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 130 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Interior Designers in IL Employment Trend

The typical state has 550 Interior Designers working in it, which means Illinois has more Interior Designers than average.

Interior Designers in IL vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Illinois

Jobs for Interior Designers in this state are growing at a rate of 4.3% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 4.5%.

Job Projections for Interior Designers: Nation vs. IL

Illinois Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 270 annual job openings, and 2,880 total jobs in 2026 for Interior Designers in this state.

Nationwide, the prediction is 6,500 annual jobs and 69,500 total jobs in 2026.

What do Interior Designers Make in Illinois?

In 2018 wages for Interior Designers ranged from $26,640 to $79,750 with $49,690 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $12.81 to $38.34. The median hourly rate was $23.89.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $25.83 an hour.

The hourly rate declined by $1.94.

The median salary in Illinois is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Interior Designers Earnings: IL vs. National Average

Top Illinois Metros for Interior Designers

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Interior Designers.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 2,030 $50,500
St. Louis, MO-IL 900 $51,520
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 50 $43,010

Top States for Interior Designers Employment

View the list below to see where most Interior Designers work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 8,460 $60,360
New York 4,780 $62,760
Texas 4,230 $51,630
Florida 4,210 $46,750
Illinois 2,250 $49,690
Georgia 2,200 $48,730
Ohio 2,170 $51,050
Colorado 1,930 $47,580
Michigan 1,610 $46,320
Minnesota 1,550 $56,410
Pennsylvania 1,510 $54,680
New Jersey 1,440 $54,210
Washington 1,370 $59,680
Missouri 1,350 $52,160
North Carolina 1,320 $51,270
Tennessee 1,250 $45,910
Maryland 1,250 $58,290
Massachusetts 1,240 $62,840
Virginia 1,210 $50,380
Indiana 1,090 $42,290

Below are the states where Interior Designers get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
District of Columbia $73,010
Alaska $71,410
Rhode Island $70,010
Hawaii $66,370
Arkansas $62,970
Massachusetts $62,840
New York $62,760
California $60,360
Delaware $59,870
Washington $59,680

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Occupation IL Employment Total
Graphic Designers 11,700
Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 5,020
Floral Designers 1,890
Commercial and Industrial Designers 1,410
Set and Exhibit Designers 340


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