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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) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Champaign
Doctorate
46,951
Chicago
Doctorate
29,120
Glen Ellyn
Associates
26,901
Chicago
Doctorate
23,110
Evanston
Doctorate
21,823
Normal
Doctorate
21,039
Chicago
Doctorate
16,422
Carbondale
Doctorate
15,987
Chicago
Doctorate
15,775
Joliet
Associates
15,383
Palos Hills
Associates
15,021
Palatine
Associates
14,142
River Grove
Associates
11,386
Schaumburg
Masters
10,091
Sugar Grove
Associates
10,081
Elgin
Associates
9,918
Des Plaines
Associates
9,443
East Peoria
Associates
9,290
Chicago
Associates
8,486
Chicago
Masters
8,120
Champaign
Associates
7,569
Godfrey
Associates
7,272
Romeoville
Doctorate
6,544
Crystal Lake
Associates
6,371
Lisle
Doctorate
5,892
Springfield
Associates
5,744
Moline
Associates
5,613
Peoria
Doctorate
5,598
Normal
Associates
5,282
Mattoon
Associates
5,107
Chicago Heights
Associates
4,484
Carterville
Associates
4,424
Chicago
Associates
3,472
Elmhurst
Masters
3,403
Oglesby
Associates
3,206
Kankakee
Associates
3,078
Naperville
Masters
2,949
Decatur
Associates
2,839
Chicago
Masters
2,703
Rock Island
Bachelors
2,537
Ina
Associates
2,489
Deerfield
Doctorate
2,114
Quincy
Associates
1,968
Dixon
Associates
1,892
Freeport
Associates
1,857
Harrisburg
Associates
1,820
Canton
Associates
1,560
Quincy
Masters
1,328
Elgin
Doctorate
1,298
Palos Heights
Masters
1,286
Chicago
Bachelors
970
Eureka
Bachelors
672
Schaumburg
Bachelors
512
Bedford Park
Associates
374
Chicago
Bachelors
297
Chicago
Bachelors
270
Skokie
Associates
62

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Graphic Designers

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Illinois. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.

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.

2017 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2016-26 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; O*NET® 22.1 Database, O*NET OnLine, National Center for O*NET Development, Employment & Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, onetonline.org

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Kankakee60 $33,020
Peoria300 $43,660
Rockford170 $42,910
Springfield130 $48,860
Carbondale-Marion50 $37,600
Champaign-Urbana160 $44,110
Bloomington140 $46,440

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