Average Early-Career Graphic Designer with Design Skills Salary in Chicago, Illinois

$43,591
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$1,208
Bonus
$1,150
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The average salary for an Early-Career Graphic Designer with Design skills in Chicago, Illinois is $43,591.
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$34k
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$44k
90%
$56k
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$34k - $56k
Bonus
$247 - $5k
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$0 - $1k
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$31k - $56k
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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 are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Web Design, Graphic Design, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator.

Pay by Experience Level for Graphic Designer

A mid-career Graphic Designer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $52,871 based on 29 salaries. An experienced Graphic Designer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $54,025 based on 16 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $70,000.
Employees with Graphic Designer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 49.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (17.3% more) and New York, New York (14.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Dallas, Texas (2.9% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 50 survey responses.
Mid Career
58.0%
Experienced
32.0%
Late Career
10.0%