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Graphic Designer Salary in Chicago, Illinois

A Graphic Designer in Chicago, Illinois earns an average salary of $41,270 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job.

$30,467 - $57,706
(Median)
$30K
$41K
$58K
MEDIAN: $41,269
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50%
90%

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$11.84 - $44.70
(Median)
$12
$18
$45
MEDIAN: $18.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$30,467 - $57,706  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,300  
Profit Sharing
$2,000 - $4,500  
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).
)
$29,872 - $60,534  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 250
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$11.84 - $44.70  
   
Overtime
$0.26 - $34.65  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,300  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,000 - $4,500  
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).
)
$29,872 - $60,534  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 80

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Pay by Experience Level for Graphic Designer in Chicago, Illinois

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Graphic Designer in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 49%



National Average
$41,000


Skills That Affect Graphic Designer in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Dreamweaver
up arrow 5%

Flash
up arrow 5%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 1%

Adobe PDF
up arrow 1%

National Average
$41,000

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 1%

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 1%

Graphic Design
up arrow 1%

Design
up arrow 1%

Web Design
up arrow 1%

Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 1%

QuarkXPress
up arrow 1%

Web Development
up arrow 1%

Illustration
up arrow 3%

Project Management
up arrow 4%

HTML
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 72 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 22%