A Graphic Designer in San Jose, California earns an average salary of $57,135 per year. 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.

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Salary
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$32,584 - $80,833  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 24
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$12.00 - $30.34  
   
Overtime
$39.69  
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$32,584 - $80,833  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 24

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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.

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Experience Affects Graphic Designer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 21%

National Average
$50,000

Experienced
up arrow 4%



Skills That Affect Graphic Designer Salaries

Design
up arrow 21%

Adobe PDF
up arrow 12%

Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF)
up arrow 8%

Illustration
up arrow 5%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 2%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 1%

National Average
$50,000

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 4%

Graphic Design
up arrow 4%

Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 36%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
medical benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 31%
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