The average salary for a Graphic Designer in Chicago, Illinois is $45,636.
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Job Description for Graphic Designer
Graphic designers use color, illustrations, fonts, and layout to visually communicate a message or present a product. They design logos, product packaging, print materials, and websites, among many other things. Graphic designers are found in a variety of industries and in different capacities. For instance, a designer might be employed as in-house staff for a company to work on promotional materials for the organization, or a designer might work for a design agency with many clients and project…Read more
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.
Popular Employer Salaries for Graphic Designer
The top respondents for the job title Graphic Designer are from the companies The Second City, Newell Rubbermaid Inc and NogginLabs. Reported salaries are highest at NogginLabs where the average pay is $53,425. The Second City pays the lowest at around $36,495.
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Popular Skills for Graphic Designer
Skills that pay less than market rate include Design, Graphic Design, Adobe InDesign, 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 $40,297 based on 21 salaries. An early career Graphic Designer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $43,063 based on 465 salaries. A mid-career Graphic Designer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $51,415 based on 216 salaries. An experienced Graphic Designer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $53,758 based on 75 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $58,868.
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Employees with Graphic Designer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 38.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (17.4% more) and New York, New York (14.2% more).
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