Average Mid-Career Graphic Designer Salary in Chicago, Illinois

$51,260
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$1,474
Bonus
$600
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The average salary for a Mid-Career Graphic Designer in Chicago, Illinois is $51,260.
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$40k
MEDIAN
$51k
90%
$63k
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Salary
$40k - $63k
Bonus
$596 - $5k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $600
Total Pay
$39k - $67k

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Job Description for Graphic Designer

Graphic Designer Tasks
  • Create and assemble images and graphics to produce designs for websites, print media, product design, displays and productions.
  • Direct marketing design projects, collaborating with multiple departments.
  • Design and develop product brand identity.

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Popular Skills for Graphic Designer

Skills in Adobe InDesign and Design are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Graphic Design, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop.

Pay by Experience Level for Graphic Designer

An entry-level Graphic Designer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $40,177 based on 18 salaries. An early career Graphic Designer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $43,205 based on 463 salaries. An experienced Graphic Designer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $54,556 based on 76 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $59,380.
Employees with Graphic Designer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 40.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (13.1% more) and New York, New York (13.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Denver, Colorado (1.8% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (0.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 584 survey responses.
Entry Level
3.1%
Early Career
79.3%
Experienced
13.0%
Late Career
4.6%