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Graphic Designer Salary in San Diego, California (United States)

A Graphic Designer in San Diego, California earns an average salary of $41,446 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job.
Graphic Designer in San Diego, California Salary (?
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$30,128 - $56,929
(Median)
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37K
41K
50K
57K
MEDIAN: $41,446
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Graphic Designer in San Diego, California Salary (?
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$10.26 - $25.91
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$30,128 - $56,929  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,054  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$27,198 - $56,564  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 99
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.26 - $25.91  
   
Overtime
$14.85 - $32.99  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,054  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$27,198 - $56,564  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 92
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Experience Affects Graphic Designer in San Diego, California Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 36%
National Average
$40,000

Skills That Affect Graphic Designer in San Diego, California Salaries

QuarkXPress
up arrow 5%
Illustration
up arrow 2%
Adobe Photoshop
0%
Design
0%
National Average
$40,000
Adobe InDesign
up arrow 1%
Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 1%
Project Management
up arrow 3%
Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 4%
Graphic Design
up arrow 4%
Web Design
up arrow 6%
Dreamweaver
up arrow 6%
Adobe PDF
up arrow 7%
HTML
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 46 votes.

Gender

Female
56%
female alumni
 
Male
44%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 64% dental benefits Dental: 45%
vision benefits Vision: 31% employee benefits None: 36%