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Fast Facts for Graphic Designers in Illinois

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Champaign, Chicago and Bloomington
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Springfield, Rockford and Kankakee
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Chicago, Champaign and Peoria

Salaries for Graphic Designers in Illinois

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Chicago, Peoria and Kankakee

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More Illinois Graphic Design Schools

Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2018-19, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Total Enrollment
Chicago
Doctorate
31,683
Glen Ellyn
Associates
24,900
Chicago
Doctorate
22,437
Evanston
Doctorate
22,127
Normal
Doctorate
20,635
Chicago
Doctorate
17,007
Chicago
Doctorate
17,002
Joliet
Associates
14,726
Palos Hills
Associates
13,762
Carbondale
Doctorate
12,817
River Grove
Associates
10,529
Elgin
Associates
9,567
Sugar Grove
Associates
9,176
East Peoria
Associates
8,875
Chicago
Associates
8,643
Des Plaines
Associates
8,454
Champaign
Associates
7,074
Crystal Lake
Associates
7,031
Chicago
Masters
6,825
Godfrey
Associates
6,698
Romeoville
Doctorate
6,440
Peoria
Doctorate
5,882
Mattoon
Associates
4,583
Cicero
Associates
4,351
Moline
Associates
4,333
Chicago Heights
Associates
3,946
Elmhurst
Masters
3,426
Chicago
Associates
3,136
Naperville
Masters
2,928
Kankakee
Associates
2,822
Eureka
Bachelors
567
Chicago
Bachelors
242
Chicago
Bachelors
0

Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:
Graphic Designers

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Graphic Designers relative to the population of the city. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

2019 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2018-28 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Champaign-Urbana210 $41,440
Bloomington140 $44,110
Rockford200 $44,950
Peoria410 $46,470
Kankakee60 $39,880
Carbondale-Marion50 $38,620
Springfield110 $46,270
Decatur70 $51,310

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