Average Experienced Graphic Designer Salary in San Diego, California

$53,589
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$1,965
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The average salary for an Experienced Graphic Designer in San Diego, California is $53,589.
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$44k
MEDIAN
$54k
90%
$74k
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$44k - $74k
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$253 - $9k
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$32k - $74k

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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 InDesign are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Adobe Acrobat, Graphic Design, Adobe Illustrator 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 $41,591 based on 8 salaries. An early career Graphic Designer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $47,985 based on 207 salaries. A mid-career Graphic Designer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $50,580 based on 100 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $54,498.
Employees with Graphic Designer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 35.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (23.9% more) and Los Angeles, California (16.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Denver, Colorado (1.6% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 332 survey responses.
Entry Level
2.4%
Early Career
62.3%
Mid Career
30.1%
Late Career
5.1%