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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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$28,640
25th Percentile Wage
$36,480
50th Percentile Wage
$49,470
75th Percentile Wage
$65,180
90th Percentile Wage
$81,510

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 $81,510. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $49,470. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $28,640.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$13.77
25th Percentile Wage
$17.54
50th Percentile Wage
$23.78
75th Percentile Wage
$31.34
90th Percentile Wage
$39.19

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for graphic designers in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $39.19. The median hourly salary is $23.78. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $13.77.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of graphic designers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201649,4703.07%9.66%
201547,9502.54%-
201446,7301.56%-
201346,0002.85%-
201244,690--

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 $29,810 to $50,860. The highest paying area for graphic designers in Illinois is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division) with a median annual salary of $50,860. The second highest paying city/area in Illinois State is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area) (mean annual salary $50,680). The lowest paying area is Kankakee-Bradley with a median annual salary of $29,810.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$50,860
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$50,680
Springfield
$44,600
Peoria
$44,320
Bloomington-Normal
$44,100
Champaign-Urbana
$42,040
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$41,680
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$41,210
Rockford
$36,650
Decatur
$35,990
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$32,530
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$32,010
Kankakee-Bradley
$29,810



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