A Graphic Designer in Chicago, Illinois earns an average salary of $42,204 per year. A skill in Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is associated with high pay for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this career.

$32,756 - $58,227
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$33K
$42K
$58K
MEDIAN: $42,203
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$10.00 - $43.98
(Median)
$10
$18
$44
MEDIAN: $17.00
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$32,756 - $58,227  
   
Bonus
$479.71 - $5,029  
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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$30,851 - $60,039  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 301
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$10.00 - $43.98  
   
Overtime
$17.34 - $36.65  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$479.71 - $5,029  
   
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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$30,851 - $60,039  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 64
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Experience Affects Graphic Designer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 43%



National Average
$42,000


Skills That Affect Graphic Designer Salaries

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
up arrow 22%

HTML
up arrow 2%

Adobe PDF
up arrow 1%

Graphic Design
0%

National Average
$42,000

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 1%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 1%

Design
up arrow 1%

Web Design
up arrow 1%

Dreamweaver
up arrow 1%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 2%

Project Management
up arrow 2%

Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF)
up arrow 3%

Illustration
up arrow 4%

Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 4%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
61%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
medical benefits
Vision: 47%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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