Average Early-Career Graphic Designer with Adobe Illustrator Skills Salary in Los Angeles, California

$48,540
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$1,650
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The average salary for an Early-Career Graphic Designer with Adobe Illustrator skills in Los Angeles, California is $48,540.
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What Do Graphic Designers Do?

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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What Are Popular Skills for Graphic Designers?

Skills in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe InDesign are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Illustration, Design and Graphic Design.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Graphic Designers?

An entry-level Graphic Designer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $41,188 based on 10 salaries. A mid-career Graphic Designer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $54,604 based on 182 salaries. An experienced Graphic Designer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $61,131 based on 80 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $61,042.
Employees with Graphic Designer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 30.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (7.0% more) and New York, New York (2.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Dallas, Texas (13.8% less), Chicago, Illinois (10.3% less) and Portland, Oregon (8.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 287 survey responses.
Entry Level
3.5%
Mid Career
63.4%
Experienced
27.9%
Late Career
5.2%