A Senior Graphic Designer in San Francisco, California earns an average salary of $82,269 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. A skill in Adobe After Effects is associated with high pay for this job. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

$56,741 - $106,348
(Median)
$57K
$82K
$110K
MEDIAN: $82,269
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$25.34 - $83.84
(Median)
$25
$41
$84
MEDIAN: $41.00
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Salary
$56,741 - $106,348  
   
Bonus
$200.00 - $10,000  
Total Pay (?
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$56,938 - $130,474  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 72
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$25.34 - $83.84  
   
Overtime
$60.00  
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$200.00 - $10,000  
   
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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$56,938 - $130,474  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 21
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Experience Affects Senior Graphic Designer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 2%


National Average
$84,000



Skills That Affect Senior Graphic Designer Salaries

Adobe After Effects
up arrow 13%

User Interface Design
up arrow 7%

HTML
up arrow 7%

Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 6%

Design
up arrow 5%

Web Design
up arrow 4%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 1%

Adobe Photoshop
0%

National Average
$84,000

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 1%

Graphic Design
up arrow 1%

Project Management
up arrow 1%

Illustration
up arrow 2%

Macintosh
up arrow 5%

Dreamweaver
up arrow 14%

Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF)
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
38%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
medical benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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