Average Entry-Level Graphic Designer with Graphic Design Skills Salary in Chicago, Illinois

$40,828
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$1,050
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The average salary for an Entry-Level Graphic Designer with Graphic Design skills in Chicago, Illinois is $40,828.
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$34k
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$41k
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$50k
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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 Web Design are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator.

Pay by Experience Level for Graphic Designer

An early career Graphic Designer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $43,100 based on 187 salaries. A mid-career Graphic Designer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $51,344 based on 81 salaries. An experienced Graphic Designer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $54,321 based on 33 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $63,500.
Employees with Graphic Designer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 31.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (1.7% more) and Los Angeles, California (1.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Dallas, Texas (10.7% less), Charlotte, North Carolina (5.2% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (0.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 310 survey responses.
Early Career
60.3%
Mid Career
26.1%
Experienced
10.6%
Late Career
2.9%