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Average Graphic Designer with Illustration Skills Salary in San Francisco, California

$64,001
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$6,000
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The average salary for a Graphic Designer with Illustration skills in San Francisco, California is $64,001.
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$83k
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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.

Career Paths

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What Are Popular Skills for Graphic Designers?

Skills in Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Graphic Design and Design are correlated to pay that is above average.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Graphic Designers?

An early career Graphic Designer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $65,244 based on 26 salaries. A mid-career Graphic Designer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $73,698 based on 14 salaries. An experienced Graphic Designer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $71,899 based on 9 salaries.
Employees with .NET Software Developer / Programmer in these locations earn less than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (32.6% less), Dallas, Texas (30.8% less) and Portland, Oregon (30.6% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 49 survey responses.
Early Career
53.1%
Mid Career
28.6%
Experienced
18.4%