Updated Sep 15, 2022

How much does a Graphic Designer make in San Diego, CA?

Updated Sep 15, 2022

Experience

Industry

$50,600 / yrTotal Pay
$48,345 / yrBase Pay
$2,255 / yrAdditional Pay

$50,600

 / yr
$35K$74K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Graphic Designer is $50,600 per year in the San Diego, CA area, with an average salary of $48,345 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $2,255 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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Related Job Titles

For Graphic Designer in San Diego, CA

Some related job titles are Assistant Graphic Designer Salaries with median pay of $41,871, Associate Graphic Designer Salaries with median pay of $46,937, Freelance Graphic Designer Salaries with median pay of $46,114, Graphic Design Intern Salaries with median pay of $41,389.

Top Paying Companies

For a Graphic Designer in San Diego, CA

Below is the total pay for the top 10 highest paying companies for a Graphic Designer in San Diego, CA. Employers include Apple, Amazon and General Atomics.

1
Apple
Apple
$76,630/yr
4
NIKE
$67,570/yr
5
CBRE
$66,939/yr
7
BD
$63,287/yr
9
$59,992/yr
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$66,939

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$27

 / hr

$53,502

 / yr

$76,630

 / yr

$30

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$61,513

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$32

 / hr

$54,478

 / yr

$59,467

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$26

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$29

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$59,560

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$57,668

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$34

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$65,083

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Top Paying Industries

For a Graphic Designer in San Diego, CA

The top 5 paying industries for a Graphic Designer in San Diego, CA are Information Technology with a median total pay of $73,546, Aerospace & Defense with a median total pay of $68,596, Manufacturing with a median total pay of $63,287, Real Estate with a median total pay of $63,203, and Human Resources & Staffing with a median total pay of $59,560.

IndustryTotal PayTotal Pay Insight
  • Information TechnologyInformation Technology$73,546

    18% Higher than other industries

  • Aerospace & DefenseAerospace & Defense$68,596

    12% Higher than other industries

  • ManufacturingManufacturing$63,287

    5% Higher than other industries

  • Real EstateReal Estate$63,203

    5% Higher than other industries

  • Human Resources & StaffingHuman Resources & Staffing$59,560

    1% Lower than other industries

Information Technology

Top paying companies in Information Technology for Graphic Designer are Apple and Amazon.

AppleApple$76,630/yr
AmazonAmazon$70,462/yr

Glassdoor Economist Pay Overview

What is the pay outlook for Arts & Design?

Jobs in arts & design are growing due to increased access to remote work. These jobs often require a bachelor’s degree and technical skills such as graphic design software, web-development and research. Salaries vary, as jobs tend to be short-term and contractual, offering workers flexible schedules and the opportunity to manage multiple projects at once.

How does the Graphic designer salary in San Diego, CA compare to the national average salary in US for the same job?

The average salary for a Graphic designer in US is $50,226 per year based on 22,929 salary contributions, which is 3.18% less than the salary for a Graphic designer in San Diego, CA. The cost of living and the local demand for the work are among the factors affecting wages. The top 3 companies in US where a Graphic designer gets the highest compensation are Sprinklr, Warner Media, LLC and SMA, Inc.. Bigger companies typically pay 65.9% less than smaller companies for a Graphic designer.

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Location

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Base Pay | Additional Pay

Total Years of Experience

Years at Recent Employer

Submitted

Date or Time

Graphic Designer

San Diego, CA

 | 10-14 years

$30

/hr

Submitted Yesterday

10-14 years
Yesterday
MARKETING COORDINATOR and GRAPHIC DESIGNER

San Diego, CA

 | 1-3 years

$25

/hr

Submitted Yesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Graphic Designer

San Diego, CA

 | 1-3 years

$60,000

/yr

Submitted Yesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Graphic Designer

San Diego, CA

 | 4-6 years

$63,000

/yr

Submitted 2 days ago

4-6 years
2 days ago
Graphic Designer

San Diego, CA

 | 4-6 years

$50,000

/yr

Submitted 2 days ago

4-6 years
2 days ago
Graphic Designer

San Diego, CA

 | 7-9 years

$85,000

/yr

Submitted 2 days ago

7-9 years
2 days ago
Web/Graphic Designer

San Diego, CA

 | 7-9 years

$75,000

/yr

Submitted 2 days ago

7-9 years
2 days ago
Graphic Designer

San Diego, CA

 | 10-14 years

$65,000

/yr

Submitted 2 days ago

10-14 years
2 days ago
Graphic Designer

San Diego, CA

 | 15+ years

$50,000

/yr

Submitted 3 days ago

15+ years
3 days ago

Graphic Designer pay FAQ in San Diego, CA

The average salary for a Graphic Designer is $48,345 per year in San Diego, CA. Salaries estimates are based on 44428 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Graphic Designer employees in San Diego, CA.

The highest salary for a Graphic Designer in San Diego, CA is $70,072 per year.

The lowest salary for a Graphic Designer in San Diego, CA is $33,355 per year.

If you are thinking of becoming a Graphic Designer or planning the next step in your career, find details about the role, the career path and salary trajectory of a Graphic Designer.