The average hourly pay for an Experienced Graphic Designer with Adobe Illustrator skills in Sacramento, California is $28.90.
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Job Description for Graphic Designer
Graphic designers use color, illustrations, fonts, and layout to visually communicate a message or present a product. They design logos, product packaging, print materials, and websites, among many other things. Graphic designers are found in a variety of industries and in different capacities. For instance, a designer might be employed as in-house staff for a company to work on promotional materials for the organization, or a designer might work for a design agency with many clients and project…Read more
Graphic Designer Tasks
- Create and assemble images and graphics to produce designs for websites, print media, product design, displays and productions.
- Direct marketing design projects, collaborating with multiple departments.
- Design and develop product brand identity.
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Skills in Graphic Design, Web Design and Design are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Adobe InDesign and Adobe Photoshop.
Pay by Experience Level for Graphic Designer
An early career Graphic Designer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $17.62 based on 48 salaries. A mid-career Graphic Designer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $22.50 based on 21 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $29.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Graphic Designer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 53.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (8.7% more) and New York, New York (2.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in San Diego, California (35.6% less), Chicago, Illinois (26.0% less) and Los Angeles, California (15.4% less).
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