A Graphic Designer in San Jose, California earns an average wage of $17.70 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Design and Adobe PDF.

$37,095 - $80,708
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MEDIAN: $57,135
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$11.56 - $30.27
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$37,095 - $80,708  
   
Bonus
$2,000  
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$30,773 - $77,756  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 22
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.56 - $30.27  
   
Overtime
$39.53  
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$2,000  
   
Total Pay (?
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$30,773 - $77,756  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 25

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About San Jose, California

Santa Clara County, California
1,026,919
Male:
518,317 (50.5%)
Female:
508,602 (49.5%)
San Jose (/ˌsæn hoʊˈzeɪ/; Spanish for Saint Joseph), originally Pueblo de San José de Guadalupe and officially the City of San José, is the third-largest city by population in California, the tenth-largest by population in the United States, and the county seat of Santa Clara County. San Jose is the largest city within the Bay Area and the largest city in Northern California. Before the arrival of the Spanish, the area around San Jose was inhabited by the Ohlone people. San Jose was founded on November 29, 1777, as San José de Guadalupe, the first civilian town in the Spanish colony of Alta California. The city served as a farming community to support Spanish military installations at San Francisco and Monterey. When California gained statehood in 1850, San Jose became the capital. After more than 150 years as a small farming community, the San Jose area in the mid-20th century contained some of...
San Jose:
$91,451
California:
$64,500
$1,757
San Jose:
$717,100
California:
$449,100
4.1%

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Pay by Experience Level for Graphic Designer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Key Stats for Graphic Designer

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Graphic Designer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 22%

National Average
$49,000


Experienced
up arrow 3%


Skills That Affect Graphic Designer Salaries

Design
up arrow 22%

Adobe PDF
up arrow 13%

Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF)
up arrow 8%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 5%

Illustration
up arrow 5%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 1%

National Average
$49,000


Graphic Design
up arrow 4%

Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 35%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 59%
dental benefits
Dental: 47%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
dental benefits
None: 35%
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