Senior Graphic Designers in San Diego, Calif. who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up just below two-thirds of Senior Graphic Designers in San Diego. Pay fluctuates from $44K to $91K per year, but expected earnings average $58K annually. Most have medical and dental plans, and a strong majority have vision insurance. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$42,426 - $90,116
(Median)
$42K
$58K
$90K
MEDIAN: $57,999
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$21.85 - $40.27
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$22
$25
$40
MEDIAN: $24.00
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$42,426 - $90,116  
   
Bonus
$3,931  
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$44,368 - $90,677  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 27
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$21.85 - $40.27  
   
Overtime
$36.34  
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$3,931  
   
Total Pay (?
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$44,368 - $90,677  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 18

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About San Diego, California

San Diego County, California
1,394,907
Male:
693,826 (49.7%)
Female:
701,081 (50.3%)
San Diego /ˌsæn diːˈeɪɡoʊ/ (Spanish for "Saint Didacus") is a major city in California, United States. It is in San Diego County, on the coast of the Pacific Ocean in Southern California, approximately 120 miles (190 km) south of Los Angeles and immediately adjacent to the border with Mexico. With an estimated population of 1,394,928 as of July 1, 2015, San Diego is the eighth-largest city in the United States and second-largest in California. It is part of the San Diego–Tijuana conurbation, the second-largest transborder agglomeration between the US and a bordering country after Detroit–Windsor, with a population of 4,922,723 people. San Diego is known as "the birthplace of California" and is known for its mild year-round climate, natural deep-water harbor, extensive beaches, long association with the United States Navy and recent emergence as a healthcare and biotechnology development center. Historically home to the Kumeyaay people, San Diego was the first site visited...
San Diego:
$67,871
California:
$64,500
$1,444
San Diego:
$526,900
California:
$449,100
4.5%

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Pay by Experience Level for Senior Graphic Designer

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


Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $54K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $56K. Senior Graphic Designers in San Diego with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $59K. For some reason, Senior Graphic Designers in San Diego, Calif. with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $53K.

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Experience Affects Senior Graphic Designer Salaries



National Average
$56,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Senior Graphic Designer Salaries

Macintosh
up arrow 25%

Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 8%

Illustration
up arrow 7%

Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF)
up arrow 4%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 3%

National Average
$56,000

Graphic Design
up arrow 1%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 2%

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 2%

Web Design
up arrow 4%

Design
up arrow 6%

Adobe After Effects
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
33%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
medical benefits
Vision: 74%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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