How much does a Graphic Designer make in Chicago, IL?

Updated Sep 25, 2021

Industry

Employer Size

Experience

$48,976 /yr
Average Base Pay

987 salaries

$35K

Low

$49K

Average

$69K

High

Additional Cash Compensation
Average$2,312Range$352 - $15,190
The average salary for Graphic Designer is $48,976 per year in Chicago, IL Area. Salaries estimates are based on 987 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Graphic Designer employees in Chicago, IL Area.

Seniority Levels

L2
Graphic Designer$48,976 /yr
L3
Senior Graphic Designer$69,307 /yr
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Related Job Titles

Assistant Graphic Designer

$53,565

per year

Associate Graphic Designer

$49,378

per year

Freelance Graphic Designer

$63,575

per year

Graphic Design Intern

$53,565

per year

Salaries in Chicago, IL Area

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BrandMuscle
3.2

BrandMuscle

Graphic Designer

$43,793

 /yr
Range: $38K - $50K
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$38K

$50K

$38,000 - $50,394 Range

@properties
4.4

@properties

Graphic Designer

$51,635

 /yr
Range: $40K - $58K

$40K

$58K

$40,276 - $58,406 Range

Otherwise
3.8

Otherwise

Graphic Designer

$52,329

 /yr
Range: $39K - $61K

$39K

$61K

$39,264 - $60,924 Range

Freelancer
4.2

Freelancer

Graphic Designer - Hourly

$20

 /hr
Range: $15 - $62

$15

$62

$15 - $62 Range

IA Collaborative
4

IA Collaborative

Graphic Designer

$72,325

 /yr
Range: $66K - $82K

$66K

$82K

$66,399 - $81,797 Range

FastSigns
3.3

FastSigns

Graphic Designer - Hourly

$16

 /hr
Range: $12 - $24

$12

$24

$12 - $24 Range

FTD, LLC
3.5

FTD, LLC

Graphic Designer

$61,453

 /yr
Range: $53K - $69K

$53K

$69K

$52,763 - $68,907 Range

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Columbia College Chicago
3.9

Columbia College Chicago

Graphic Designer - Hourly

$13

 /hr
Range: $12 - $16

$12

$16

$12 - $16 Range

Boombah
2

Boombah

Graphic Designer - Hourly

$17

 /hr
Range: $17 - $26

$17

$26

$17 - $26 Range

Publications International
2.2

Publications International

Graphic Designer

$37,933

 /yr
Range: $29K - $45K

$29K

$45K

$29,392 - $44,795 Range

R.R. Donnelley
3.3

R.R. Donnelley

Graphic Designer

$53,939

 /yr
Range: $48K - $69K

$48K

$69K

$48,439 - $69,445 Range

Cars.com
3.9

Cars.com

Graphic Designer

$49,996

 /yr
Range: $47K - $53K

$47K

$53K

$46,991 - $53,204 Range

Dealer eProcess
3.3

Dealer eProcess

Graphic Designer

$37,539

 /yr
Range: $35K - $40K

$35K

$40K

$34,559 - $40,435 Range

University of Chicago
4.2

University of Chicago

Graphic Designer

$52,434

 /yr
Range: $39K - $67K

$39K

$67K

$39,195 - $67,491 Range

Agency EA
3

Agency EA

Graphic Designer

$63,845

 /yr
Range: $60K - $67K

$60K

$67K

$60,067 - $67,037 Range

University of Illinois at Chicago
4.2

University of Illinois at Chicago

Graphic Designer - Hourly

$17

 /hr
Range: $12 - $34

$12

$34

$12 - $34 Range

Ogilvy
3.6

Ogilvy

Graphic Designer

$63,590

 /yr
Range: $54K - $69K

$54K

$69K

$54,430 - $68,961 Range

Fellowes Brands
3.2

Fellowes Brands

Graphic Designer

$51,385

 /yr
Range: $50K - $57K

$50K

$57K

$50,000 - $56,908 Range

J Miller Marketing
3.7

J Miller Marketing

Graphic Designer

$32,309

 /yr
Range: $28K - $43K

$28K

$43K

$27,588 - $42,584 Range

Grunt Style
3.3

Grunt Style

Graphic Designer

$45,416

 /yr
Range: $27K - $57K

$27K

$57K

$26,587 - $56,607 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Graphic Designer salaries

The average salary for a Graphic Designer is $48,976 per year in Chicago, IL Area. Salaries estimates are based on 987 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Graphic Designer employees in Chicago, IL Area.

The highest salary for a Graphic Designer in Chicago, IL Area is $69,089 per year.

The lowest salary for a Graphic Designer in Chicago, IL Area is $34,718 per year.

If you are thinking of becoming a Graphic Designer or planning the next step in your career, find details about the role, the career path and salary trajectory of a Graphic Designer.

Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent graphic designer salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

$50,000
per year
A Graphic Designer reported making $50,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Self-Employed
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$48,500
per year
A Graphic Designer reported making $48,500 per year
Additional Pay
$3k cash bonus
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Full-time
 
1 to 50 employees
Private Practice / Firm
$60,000
per year
A Graphic Designer reported making $60,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$55,000
per year
A Production Artist reported making $55,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Full-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
$17
hourly
A Production Artist reported making $17 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$52,000
per year
A Creative Designer reported making $52,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$54,000
per year
A Graphic Designer reported making $54,000 per year
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Full-time
 
1 to 50 employees
Company - Private
$43,000
per year
A Graphic Designer reported making $43,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$55,000
per year
A Graphic Designer reported making $55,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Full-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Public