(800) 627 3697 info.eri@erieri.com
Are you working in compensation or HR? See our salary, cost-of-living, and executive pay applications in action. Try our free salary assessor demo.

Exhibit Artist Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$49,541 (USD)

Average Salary


Average Hourly


Average Bonus

Last updated: May 24, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for an Exhibit Artist is $49,541 a year and $24 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for an Exhibit Artist is between $36,741 and $60,176. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

Average Salary Chart

Scroll for Salary Potential, Education and Skills

Job Summary

  • Produces artwork for use in permanent or temporary exhibit settings of museum, zoo, or similar establishment, performing any combination of following duties to prepare exhibit setting and accessories for installation: confers with professional museum personnel to discuss objectives of exhibits and type of artwork needed.
  • Makes scale drawing of exhibit design, indicating size, position, and general outlines of artwork needed for use of installation and other fabrication personnel.
  • Paints scenic, panoramic, or abstract composition on canvas, board, burlap, or other material to be used as background or component of exhibit, following layout prepared by designer.
  • Paints or stencils exhibit titles and legends on boards, or cuts letters from plastic or plywood to form title and legend copy, and mounts letters on panel or board, using adhesives or handtools.
  • Photographs persons, artifacts, scenes, plants, or other objects, and develops negatives to obtain prints to be used in exhibits.
  • Enlarges, intensifies, or otherwise modifies prints, according to exhibit design specifications.
  • Fashions exhibit accessories, such as human figures, tree parts, or relief maps, from clay, plastic, wood, fiberglass, papier mache, or other materials, using hands, handtools, or molding equipment to cut, carve, scrape, mold, or otherwise shape material to specified dimensions.
  • Brushes or sprays protective or decorative finish on completed background panels, informational legends, and exhibit accessories.
  • Maintains files of photographs, paintings, and accessories for use in exhibits.
Exhibit Artist Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators

Job family population: 11,230

Estimated population of Exhibit Artist jobs: 869

Rate of error: 5.1%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


Education data not available for this job


Skills data not available for this job

About Chicago, Illinois

Chicago Cost of Living Score:

Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,716,450 (2017), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

Exhibit Artist Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Communications Manager
May 7
Glenwood, IL, USA
Morrison Container Handling Solutions
... â€¢ exhibit project management skills by coordinating all aspects of our trade show presence • ... Arts, Marketing or Communications preferred • At least 2 years of experience in Marketing ...
Maintenance Mechanic
Apr 9
Northbrook, IL, USA
Covenant Village of Northbrook
The person must have good interpersonal skills, project a friendly personality, and exhibit ... Everything from formal and informal dining, to a crystal blue pool, fitness, creative arts and more.
ERI Economic Research Institute compiles the best salary, cost-of-living, and executive compensation survey data available.

Salaries By Location

Similar Job Titles

Are you an Employer?

Free Salary Assessor Product Demo
Are you an HR Professional?
Try our salary assessor and find out how much you should be paying
Explore our most popular jobs
View our most popular salary searches and other resources