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Graphic Designer Salary in Chicago, Illinois (United States)

A Graphic Designer in Chicago, Illinois earns an average salary of $41,187 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.
Graphic Designer in Chicago, Illinois Salary (?
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$30,365 - $58,376
(Median)
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41K
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58K
MEDIAN: $41,187
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Graphic Designer in Chicago, Illinois Salary (?
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$12.24 - $44.70
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45
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$30,365 - $58,376  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,810  
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).
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$29,771 - $60,769  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 213
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$12.24 - $44.70  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $34.97  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,810  
   
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).
)
$29,771 - $60,769  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 70
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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

Flash
up arrow 7%
Dreamweaver
up arrow 6%
Adobe PDF
up arrow 3%
Adobe InDesign
up arrow 2%
Web Development
up arrow 1%
Adobe Acrobat
0%
National Average
$41,000
Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 1%
Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 1%
Graphic Design
up arrow 1%
Web Design
up arrow 1%
Project Management
up arrow 1%
Design
up arrow 2%
QuarkXPress
up arrow 2%
Illustration
up arrow 3%
HTML
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 70 votes.

Gender

Female
59%
female alumni
 
Male
41%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 22%