Senior Graphic Designer in San Diego, California Salary

An average Senior Graphic Designer in San Diego, Calif. can expect to take home roughly $57K annually. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. More than half of Senior Graphic Designers in San Diego, Calif. (66 percent) survey participants are women. Most San Diego Senior Graphic Designers report high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$45,030 - $80,252
(Median)
$45K
$57K
$80K
MEDIAN: $56,898
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$19.15 - $40.93
(Median)
$19
$24
$41
MEDIAN: $23.00
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$45,030 - $80,252  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,995  
Total Pay (?
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$42,489 - $86,919  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 61
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$19.15 - $40.93  
   
Overtime
$27.82 - $47.91  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,995  
   
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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$42,489 - $86,919  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 31
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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.


The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $54K. It's worth noting that people with five to 10 years of experience report bringing in less at around $51K on average. Senior Graphic Designers in San Diego bring in $54K after working for 10 to 20 years. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $53K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Experience Affects Senior Graphic Designer Salaries

Entry-Level
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National Average
$53,000

Late-Career
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Skills That Affect Senior Graphic Designer Salaries

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 3%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 1%

Adobe InDesign
0%

National Average
$53,000

Design
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Web Design
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Adobe Acrobat
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Graphic Design
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Adobe After Effects
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
40%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
medical benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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