Average Graphic Designer Salary in San Francisco, California

$63,343
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$2,000
Bonus
$4,913
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Graphic Designer in San Francisco, California is $63,343.
10%
$46k
MEDIAN
$63k
90%
$86k
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Salary
$46k - $86k
Bonus
$502 - $9k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $5k
Total Pay
$41k - $95k

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Job Description for Graphic Designer

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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Popular Skills for Graphic Designer

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

Pay by Experience Level for Graphic Designer

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 $51,549 based on 16 salaries. An early career Graphic Designer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $61,018 based on 277 salaries. A mid-career Graphic Designer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $70,524 based on 136 salaries. An experienced Graphic Designer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $71,967 based on 77 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $76,302.
Employees with .NET Software Developer / Programmer in these locations earn less than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (28.0% less), Atlanta, Georgia (27.5% less) and Portland, Oregon (25.9% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 527 survey responses.
Entry Level
3.0%
Early Career
52.6%
Mid Career
25.8%
Experienced
14.6%
Late Career
4.0%