All data is specific to San Diego County

Fast Facts?

  • Average Annual Salary $45,414
  • Hourly Pay Entry Level: $17.86
    Median: $21.98
    Experienced: $27.65
  • Growth (2014-2019)1%
  • Openings (2014-2019)100
  • Current Employment 3,483
  • Projected Employment 3,518
  • Typical Entry-level Education Bachelor's degree

Graphic Designers

Employment, 2004 - 2019

Top Knowledge,
Skills and Abilities

  • TECHNICAL
  • Graphic Design
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Acrobat
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Website Design
  • NON-TECHNICAL
  • Creativity
  • Organization
  • Communication
  • Detail-Oriented
  • Writing

occupational tasks

  • Create designs, concepts, and sample layouts based on knowledge of layout principles and aesthetic design concepts
  • Determine size and arrangement of illustrative material and copy and select style and size of type
  • Confer with clients to discuss and determine layout design
  • Develop graphics and layouts for product illustrations, company logos and Internet websites
  • Review final layouts and suggest improvements as needed

Gender Breakdown: Male/Female (percentages)