What level of compensation should I expect to receive as a designer in Chicago?

I have recently been offered a position as a graphic designer for a small scale marketing boutique in Chicago. The last conversation I had with the company left pricing as a topic to be discussed when I start this week. In reviewing my research on the company, I had stumbled upon a helpful piece of information that was posted on their website. This finding stated that a client will be subject to an upwards of $75/hour for graphics services depending on the enormity of the request. Consequently, I seek an experienced opinion on what level of compensation I should expect to receive in this position. Remember, pricing has not yet been discussed and I intend on negotiating a reasonable medium. Below are two links for which you can download a copy of my resume and sample work. This may help in your evaluation based on what the employer has already been exposed to. Resume: Sample Work: Thank you for your time!

Asked By: - 5/24/2009
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Design industry rates are not set in stone; they really depend on the area, company, type of work, skillset, and whether or not this is your first job. You should always charge what you feel comfortable with. As you get a better idea of the work involved at a job, you can better gauge an appropriate level of... More
Answered By: Chromacat - 5/27/2009
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