Average Early-Career Graphic Designer Salary in San Francisco, California

$62,658
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$1,993
Bonus
$4,913
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The average salary for an Early-Career Graphic Designer in San Francisco, California is $62,658.
10%
$47k
MEDIAN
$63k
90%
$81k
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$47k - $81k
Bonus
$505 - $7k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $5k
Total Pay
$40k - $87k

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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, Graphic 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 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 $51,462 based on 17 salaries. A mid-career Graphic Designer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $72,540 based on 131 salaries. An experienced Graphic Designer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $72,713 based on 73 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $80,000.
Employees with .NET Software Developer / Programmer in these locations earn less than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Dallas, Texas (33.2% less), Chicago, Illinois (31.1% less) and Portland, Oregon (28.3% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 240 survey responses.
Entry Level
7.1%
Mid Career
54.6%
Experienced
30.4%
Late Career
7.9%