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Graphic Design Schools
In Chicago, Illinois

Graphic Design faculty can choose to work at one of 7 graphic design schools in Chicago. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of graphic design and graphic design education in Chicago, which includes graphic design training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Chicago Vs. Illinois Graphic Design Employment

Chicago 7,800
Illinois 9,870

Of the 9,870 graphic design professionals employed in Illinois, 7,800 work in Chicago. Between 2006 and 2010, the number of graphic design professionals in Chicago has grown by 15%. Overall employment in Chicago has also increased.

Chicago Vs. Illinois Graphic Design employment growth

9,240 10,180 9,960 9,710 9,870
6,760 7,740 7,500 7,690 7,800
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Illinois
  • Dark Yellow: Chicago

Graphic Design VS. All professions salaries in Chicago

$48,140 $49,310 $49,830 $53,710 $53,900
$43,430 $45,710 $47,740 $48,910 $49,140
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Graphic Design in Chicago
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Chicago

Salaries for graphic design professionals in Chicago have increased. In 2010 Chicago graphic design professionals earned an average yearly salary of $53,900. Four years earlier in 2006, graphic design professionals in Chicago made an average salary of $48,140 per year. The growth in the salary of graphic design professionals in Chicago is slower than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Graphic design professionals in Chicago

10th percentile
25th percentile
50th percentile
75th percentile
90th percentile

Chicago graphic design professionals earn a median yearly salary of $48,230. The 10% of graphic design professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $30,290 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately 177% higher salaries.

Average Salaries for Graphic design professionals and related professions in Chicago

Visual Communications
Graphic Design
Web Design
Computer Animation

Graphic design professional salaries in Chicago are, on average, lower than salaries earned for professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Graphic Design schools in Chicago


Many of Chicago's graphic design professionals are graduates of one of the 7 accredited graphic design schools in the city.

Graphic Design Programs Offered In Chicago


Chicago's graphic design schools offer 10 graphic design degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Graphic Design Degrees In Chicago


Approximately 263 students completed graphic design courses in 2010.

Graphic Design Faculty Salaries in Chicago, Illinois

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