Graphic Designer in Chicago, Illinois Salary

A Graphic Designer in Chicago, Illinois earns an average salary of $42,928 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience.

$33,588 - $59,359
$34K
$44K
$59K
MEDIAN: $43,561
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50%
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$11.15 - $48.58
$11
$18
$49
MEDIAN: $17.94
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$33,588 - $59,359  
   
Bonus
$488.32 - $5,065  
Profit Sharing
$1,150  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$31,116 - $61,276  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 319
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$11.15 - $48.58  
   
Overtime
$17.21 - $37.13  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$488.32 - $5,065  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,150  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$31,116 - $61,276  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 68

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About Chicago, Illinois

Cook County, Illinois
2,720,556
Male:
1,320,015 (48.5%)
Female:
1,400,541 (51.5%)
Chicago (/ʃᵻˈkɑːɡoʊ/ or /ʃᵻˈkɔːɡoʊ/), officially the City of Chicago, is the third-most populous city in the United States. With over 2.7 million residents, it is the most populous city in the state of Illinois and the Midwestern United States, and the county seat of Cook County. The Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, has nearly 10 million people and is the third-largest in the U.S. Chicago was incorporated as a city in 1837, near a portage between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River watershed, and grew rapidly in the mid-nineteenth century. The city is an international hub for finance, commerce, industry, technology, telecommunications, and transportation: O'Hare International Airport is the second-busiest airport in the world when measured by aircraft traffic; the region also has the largest number of U.S. highways and rail road freight. In 2012, Chicago was listed as an alpha global city by the Globalization and World Cities Research...
Chicago:
$50,702
Illinois:
$59,588
$985
Chicago:
$238,500
Illinois:
$180,300
6.3%

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Pay by Experience Level for Graphic Designer

Pay by Experience for a Graphic Designer has a positive trend. An entry-level Graphic Designer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 284 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Graphic Designer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 98 salaries. An experienced Graphic Designer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 42 salaries. A Graphic Designer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 7 salaries.

Key Stats for Graphic Designer

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 54 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
2%
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Experience Affects Graphic Designer Salaries

▲55%

▲23%

▲16%

National Average
$43,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Graphic Designer Salaries

▲2%

National Average
$43,000

Adobe InDesign
▼1%

Graphic Design
▼1%


▼2%

▼2%

▼2%




▼4%


▼5%



Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 54 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
no benefits
None: 18%
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