Updated Sep 15, 2022

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

Updated Sep 15, 2022

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Industry

$61,198 / yrTotal Pay
$58,148 / yrBase Pay
$3,050 / yrAdditional Pay

$61,198

 / yr
$41K$92K
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Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Graphic Designer is $61,198 per year in the San Francisco, CA area, with an average salary of $58,148 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 $3,050 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 Francisco, CA

Some related job titles are Assistant Graphic Designer Salaries with median pay of $49,553, Associate Graphic Designer Salaries with median pay of $61,343, Freelance Graphic Designer Salaries with median pay of $58,304, Graphic Design Intern Salaries with median pay of $49,208.

Top Paying Companies

For a Graphic Designer in San Francisco, CA

Below is the total pay for the top 10 highest paying companies for a Graphic Designer in San Francisco, CA. Employers include Google, Airbnb and Adobe.

1
Google
Google
$156,245/yr
2
Airbnb
$138,371/yr
3
Adobe
$123,293/yr
4
Uber
$116,229/yr
6
Yelp
$102,261/yr
7
ModCloth
$94,375/yr
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$156,245

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$80,478

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$41

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Top Paying Industries

For a Graphic Designer in San Francisco, CA

The top 5 paying industries for a Graphic Designer in San Francisco, CA are Information Technology with a median total pay of $119,761, Financial Services with a median total pay of $108,665, Human Resources & Staffing with a median total pay of $91,876, Management & Consulting with a median total pay of $86,286, and Retail & Wholesale with a median total pay of $85,671.

IndustryTotal PayTotal Pay Insight
  • Information TechnologyInformation Technology$119,761

    27% Higher than other industries

  • Financial ServicesFinancial Services$108,665

    20% Higher than other industries

  • Human Resources & StaffingHuman Resources & Staffing$91,876

    6% Higher than other industries

  • Management & ConsultingManagement & Consulting$86,286

    0% Lower than other industries

  • Retail & WholesaleRetail & Wholesale$85,671

    1% Lower than other industries

Information Technology

Top paying companies in Information Technology for Graphic Designer are Google, Airbnb, and Adobe.

GoogleGoogle$156,245/yr
AirbnbAirbnb$138,371/yr
AdobeAdobe$123,293/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 Francisco, 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 31.78% less than the salary for a Graphic designer in San Francisco, 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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Graphic Designer

San Francisco, CA

 | 10-14 years

$120,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

10-14 years
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Graphics Designer

San Francisco, CA

 | 4-6 years

$100,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Graphic Designer

San Francisco, CA

 | 4-6 years

$20

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
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Graphic Designer

San Francisco, CA

 | 1-3 years

$30,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Graphic Designer

San Francisco, CA

 | 4-6 years

$60,000

/yr

Submitted2 days ago

4-6 years
2 days ago
Graphic Designer

San Francisco, CA

 | 1-3 years

$42

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Submitted2 days ago

1-3 years
2 days ago

Graphic Designer pay FAQ in San Francisco, CA

The average salary for a Graphic Designer is $58,148 per year in San Francisco, CA. Salaries estimates are based on 42783 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Graphic Designer employees in San Francisco, CA.

The highest salary for a Graphic Designer in San Francisco, CA is $85,964 per year.

The lowest salary for a Graphic Designer in San Francisco, CA is $39,332 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.