Graphic Designer Salary

Nov 29, 2017 10 Comments

What is the standard salary for a graphic designer and senior graphic designer in Chicago? Both freelance (hourly) and salary.


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  • Google / Eng junipers
    For tech junior 110, senior 180+
    Nov 29, 2017 3
    • New / Design m.vignelli
      Can you please clarify, sounds kinda high for a graphic designer, even in tech. Unless by graphic designer you meant a visual designer (ui/UX/animation)
      Nov 30, 2017
    • Google / Eng junipers
      This information is from my friends who do digital design at large tech companies (e.g., Apple).
      Nov 30, 2017
    • Google / Eng junipers
      Compensation is somewhat but not significantly different between major cities. I subtracted 10K from what people on the west and east coast earn.
      Nov 30, 2017
  • Amazon Bezoslebub
    I made $52k at a Chicago nonprofit. Likely could’ve made $60k elsewhere.
    Dec 1, 2017 2
    • OP
      How many years of experience did you have? What was your title
      Dec 4, 2017
    • Amazon Bezoslebub
      I was 2 years out of college. Design team of one so my title could be whatever I wanted, really. On paper I was a Visual Designer.
      Dec 7, 2017
  • New / Design OOXk51
    Graphic designer with no experience 30 -45k
    Graphic designer with experience 50 - 75k
    All depends on skill set, responsibility gained style and client’s overall approval finalize projects
    Apr 16 0
  • New / Design

    New Design

    I’m a graphic designer who has a love for product design and user experience.
    I make $42,000 but that’s working for the government.

    $50 per hour on my freelance side.

    I think i can make somewhere in the $50k-$60 outside the government.
    Dec 21, 2017 0
  • New / Design m.vignelli
    At the midsize design firm, you’ll get 45-55k and 55-85k (designer and Sr designer), traditional large ad agency might pay you up to 100k on the senior side.
    Nov 29, 2017 0