How much does a Designer I make in Chicago, IL? The average Designer I salary in Chicago, IL is $60,070 as of July 27, 2020, but the range typically falls between $54,001 and $69,241. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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Designer I applies engineering or architectural principles to the design of buildings/structures and their components or assemblies. Prepares creative designs or related drawings or details; uses designs to develop specifications or estimates of materials needed for a project. Being a Designer I may perform drafting duties requiring the use of CAD equipment or systems. Typically requires a bachelor's degree in a related area. Additionally, Designer I typically reports to a supervisor or manager. To be a Designer I typically requires 0-2 years of related experience. Works on projects/matters of limited complexity in a support role. Work is closely managed. (Copyright 2020 Salary.com)... View full job description

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