The average salary for a Graphic Designer in San Francisco, California is $63,343.
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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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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.
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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).
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