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Graphic Designers Salary Information in Illinois

The average annual and hourly salaries for graphic designers in the state of Illinois are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of graphic designers among Illinois cities is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Graphic Designers in Illinois

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$29,790
25th Percentile Wage
$38,520
50th Percentile Wage
$52,230
75th Percentile Wage
$70,420
90th Percentile Wage
$86,740

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for graphic designers in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $86,740. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $52,230. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $29,790.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of graphic designers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$52,230
5.28% 14.44%
2016
$49,470
3.07% -
2015
$47,950
2.54% -
2014
$46,730
1.56% -
2013
$46,000
2.85% -
2012
$44,690
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Graphic Designers in Illinois Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of graphic designers in some Illinois cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of graphic designers in state of Illinois ranges from $29,380 to $56,020. The highest paying area for graphic designers in Illinois is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division) with a median annual salary of $56,020. The second highest paying city/area in Illinois State is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area) (mean annual salary $55,120). The lowest paying area is South Illinois nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $29,380.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$56,020
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$55,120
Springfield
$45,120
Decatur
$44,640
Bloomington-Normal
$44,100
Champaign-Urbana
$43,850
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$39,740
Peoria
$37,870
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$37,370
Rockford
$36,360
Kankakee-Bradley
$32,810
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$32,440
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$29,380




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