Average Late-Career Graphic Designer with Adobe Photoshop Skills Salary in Chicago, Illinois

$60,984
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$1,500
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The average salary for a Late-Career Graphic Designer with Adobe Photoshop skills in Chicago, Illinois is $60,984.
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$46k
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$61k
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$75k
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What Do Graphic Designers Do?

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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What Are Popular Skills for Graphic Designers?

Skills in Graphic Design, Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) and Design are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Adobe Illustrator and Adobe InDesign.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Graphic Designers?

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 $40,104 based on 8 salaries. An early career Graphic Designer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $43,466 based on 256 salaries. A mid-career Graphic Designer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $50,402 based on 132 salaries. An experienced Graphic Designer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $52,224 based on 42 salaries.
Employees with Graphic Designer in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 20.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (13.8% more) and Seattle, Washington (8.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Dallas, Texas (21.2% less), Atlanta, Georgia (11.4% less) and Denver, Colorado (8.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 438 survey responses.
Entry Level
1.8%
Early Career
58.4%
Mid Career
30.1%
Experienced
9.6%