Visual Designer salary in Chicago

Average Base Salary in Chicago

$67,177
$3,108
Additional Cash Compensation
$70,285
Total Compensation
Median: $67K
Min: $45K
Max: $125K

How Much Does a Visual Designer Make in Chicago?

The average salary for a Visual Designer in Chicago is $67,177. The average additional cash compensation for a Visual Designer in Chicago is $3,108. The average total compensation for a Visual Designer in Chicago is $70,285. Visual Designer salaries are based on responses gathered by Built In from anonymous Visual Designer employees in Chicago.

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Visual Designer
Chicago
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Visual Designer jobs in Chicago

Brand Designer

Chicago
18 hours ago
+59
WHO WE ARE  Centro delivers software and services to automate digital media operations for more than 1,000 leading agencies and brands.  Our comprehensive ad tech platform, Basis, supports the planning, reporting, and financial reconciliation of direct, programmatic, search, and social media, all in one place.  We are deeply committed to building software that will change the ad tech industry for the better and are equally dedicated to

Brand Designer

Chicago
2 weeks ago
+43
Why project44?   Our mission is to usher in a new era of trust and predictability to transportation and logistics, but there’s still a lot of work to be done. The industry is massive, as is the opportunity. We’re looking for bright, ambitious individuals to join our growing global team and help us enable a more productive and successful world. We’re changing the way the world ships, and we’re looking for you to help us get there!    About the

Marketing Graphic Designer

Chicago
13 hours ago
Founded in 1991 with the idea to be the alternative to the big banks, Wintrust has since grown into a financial services company with more than $45 billion in assets, headquartered in Rosemont, Illinois. Through our multiple companies and divisions, we provide traditional community banking and commercial banking services, wealth management solutions, commercial and life insurance premium financing, mortgage origination, and short-term accounts

Senior Brand Designer

Chicago
2 weeks ago
+43
Why project44?   Our mission is to usher in a new era of trust and predictability to transportation and logistics, but there’s still a lot of work to be done. The industry is massive, as is the opportunity. We’re looking for bright, ambitious individuals to join our growing global team and help us enable a more productive and successful world. We’re changing the way the world ships, and we’re looking for you to help us get there!    About the

Visual Design Director

Chicago
1 week ago
+39
Position Overview (Mission): At Catch Co., we are on a mission to rescue people from the indoors. As Visual Design Director, you will lead the charge in creating disruptive design executions that make authentic connections to those we seek to serve. The ideal Visual Design Director is a skilled project manager with previous experience working under tight deadlines and balancing multiple priorities. What you will need: BA in Visual / Communication

Graphic Designer

Chicago
3 days ago
+23
​Hi, we’re Rheaply! Over the past year, the world has cultivated a new sense of appreciation for everyday stuff. With global supply chains collapsing and operating budgets shrinking across the board, we have seen the demand for goods and services skyrocket. The obvious solution to being more resourceful and cost-conscious has been to increase the value of everything already around us. At Rheaply, we’re helping organizations do that by developing

Graphic Designer

Chicago
3 weeks ago
+35
About Beyond Finance Beyond Finance is a next generation financial services company. Our goal is to provide financial peace of mind to our clients by giving them simple and transparent financial products that are customized to their individual circumstances. We are in constant pursuit of “disruptors” that will help us get to the next level. Our workforce includes celebrated, diverse talents working towards the common objective of developing

Graphic Designer (Photoshop Expert)

Chicago
5 days ago
+25
YouCopia is looking for a graphic designer in a freelance role. We need an advanced retoucher to assist our in-house design team with editing a vast library of original images (product focused + lifestyle). The first project is a batch of selects from our most recent photoshoot. We have a lot more image-editing available for the right candidate. We’re flexible on the time commitment but prefer this person to be available for (infrequent) in

Visual Designer

Chicago
2 weeks ago
+55
Hireology’s technology empowers businesses to build great teams. Over the last nine years, we’ve grown from a startup to a market-leading organization with over 150 team members and built an award-winning culture that makes this company an amazing place to work. Hireology’s technology team is remote-first, meaning it is not mandatory to work from the Chicago office at any time. It’s with that in mind we’re adding a  Visual Designer to our

Junior Visual Designer

Chicago
4 days ago
+36
Support day-to-day creation of marketing, comms, and sales assets working closely with project leads. Support project leads to the develop ad campaigns and design styles for product launches, features updates, and ad campaigns. Support and explore styles for social channels and support comms with social assets. Work with marketing to design email and ad campaigns, and content (ex: whitepapers), and print collateral.

Senior Visual Designer, Product

Chicago
1 week ago
+36
Empower the Individual Through Crypto Gemini is a crypto exchange and custodian that allows customers to buy, sell, store, and earn more than 30 cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, bitcoin cash, ether, litecoin, and Zcash. Gemini is a New York trust company that is subject to the capital reserve requirements, cybersecurity requirements, and banking compliance standards set forth by the New York State Department of Financial Services and the New York

Visual Designer (part-time contract)

Chicago
3 days ago
+55
Rightpoint, a Genpact company, is the digital consultancy with technology at its core. We design and engineer end-to-end experiences that help our clients succeed at the speed of innovation. Rightpoint serves more than 250 Fortune 1000 companies.  Are you someone who wants to create change in the way business is done? Do you want to work with inspired and like-minded intrapreneurs? Us too! We take our work very seriously, but we have fun doing it

Visual Designer Salary ranges

The most common Visual Designer salary in Chicago is between $60k - $70k.

Average Visual Designer Salary by Company Size

People with the job title Visual Designer make the most at companies with 1,000+ employees, earning $89,000 on average.

Visual Designer Salary by gender

The average Visual Designer salary for women is $64,775 and the average Visual Designer salary for men is $68,377.

Visual Designer Salary by Years of Experience

The average salary for a Visual Designer with 7+ years of experience is $80,372. The average salary for <1 year of experience is $58,000.

Average Design + UX salaries in Chicago

Job Title Average Salary Salary Range
Visual Designer $67,177
Min: $45K
Max: $125K
UI Designer $79,886
Min: $53K
Max: $120K
UX Designer $82,389
Min: $52K
Max: $125K
Art Director $84,182
Min: $56K
Max: $135K
UX Researcher $87,767
Min: $65K
Max: $150K
Product Designer $90,006
Min: $53K
Max: $184K
Senior UI Designer $104,028
Min: $75K
Max: $140K
Senior UX Designer $110,105
Min: $65K
Max: $205K
Creative Director $140,450
Min: $101K
Max: $170K
Design Director $141,197
Min: $95K
Max: $220K
CCO (Chief Creative Officer) $163,000
Min: $104K
Max: $200K

Skills that affect Visual Designer salaries in Chicago

1
Visual Design
13% have this skill
2
Adobe Creative Suite
12% have this skill
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Graphic Design
12% have this skill
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Typography
9% have this skill
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Responsive Design
7% have this skill
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Wireframing
7% have this skill

Recent Visual Designer salaries in Chicago

$50,346
Yearly Salary
A Graphic Designer reported a yearly salary of $50,346 with +$2,500 in additional cash compensation
1-3 Years of Experience
Male
501-1,000 Employees
Chicago
$60,000
Yearly Salary
A Designer reported a yearly salary of $60,000 with +$1,000 in additional cash compensation
5-7 Years of Experience
Female
1-10 Employees
Chicago
$95,000
Yearly Salary
A Visual Designer reported a yearly salary of $95,000
1-3 Years of Experience
Male
1,000+ Employees
Chicago
$63,500
Yearly Salary
A Graphic Designer reported a yearly salary of $63,500
3-5 Years of Experience
Female
51-200 Employees
Chicago
$82,000
Yearly Salary
A Visual Design Specialist reported a yearly salary of $82,000
7+ Years of Experience
Female
1,000+ Employees
Chicago
$90,000
Yearly Salary
A Brand Packaging Designer reported a yearly salary of $90,000 with +$9,000 in additional cash compensation
5-7 Years of Experience
Female
1,000+ Employees
Chicago
1-5 Reports
$50,000
Yearly Salary
A Designer reported a yearly salary of $50,000
1-3 Years of Experience
Female
11-50 Employees
Chicago
$80,000
Yearly Salary
A Visual Designer reported a yearly salary of $80,000 with +$3,000 in additional cash compensation
3-5 Years of Experience
Male
51-200 Employees
Chicago
$58,000
Yearly Salary
A Graphic Designer reported a yearly salary of $58,000
3-5 Years of Experience
Male
11-50 Employees
Chicago
$65,348
Yearly Salary
A Designer II reported a yearly salary of $65,348 with +$3,920 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Female
11-50 Employees
Chicago
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