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

$45,141
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$1,181
Bonus
$1,150
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Graphic Designer with Adobe Photoshop skills in Chicago, Illinois is $45,141.
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$35k
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$45k
90%
$60k
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$35k - $60k
Bonus
$258 - $5k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $1k
Total Pay
$33k - $62k

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

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 $40,012 based on 8 salaries. An early career Graphic Designer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $43,262 based on 288 salaries. A mid-career Graphic Designer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $50,560 based on 133 salaries. An experienced Graphic Designer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $51,943 based on 45 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $59,782.
Employees with Graphic Designer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 40.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (19.2% more) and New York, New York (13.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Denver, Colorado (0.9% less) and Dallas, Texas (0.7% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 490 survey responses.
Entry Level
1.6%
Early Career
58.8%
Mid Career
27.1%
Experienced
9.2%
Late Career
3.3%