Entry-Level Graphic Designer in San Jose, California Salary

The average pay for an Entry-Level Graphic Designer in San Jose, California is $16.54 per hour. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Adobe PDF, Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF), Adobe InDesign, and Illustration.

$36,016 - $68,227
$36K
$51K
$68K
MEDIAN: $51,214
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50%
90%

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$11.74 - $29.59
$12
$17
$30
MEDIAN: $16.79
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$0$68K
Salary $36,016 - $68,227
Bonus $500
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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$30,397 - $63,033
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 5 Dec 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 33
Hourly Data $0$29
Hourly Rate $11.74 - $29.59
Overtime $22.38
Annual Data $0$63K
Bonus $500
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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$30,397 - $63,033
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 5 Dec 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 28

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 projects. Newspapers, advertising firms, technology-oriented companies, and other organizations commonly employ designers. Additionally, many graphic designers are self-employed, working as independent contractors on a per-project basis.

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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.

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%

Graphic Designer Job Listings

Key Stats for Graphic Designer

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
74%
5-9 years
21%

Skills That Affect Graphic Designer Salaries

Adobe PDF
▲20%

Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF)
▲11%

Adobe InDesign
▲3%

National Average
$46,000

Illustration
▼3%

Adobe Illustrator
▼14%

Adobe Photoshop
▼16%

Graphic Design
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
no benefits
None: 28%