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Design Director salary in San Francisco, CA

How much does a Design Director make in San Francisco, CA?

Average base salary

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above national average

Most common benefits


The average salary for a design director is $122,420 per year in San Francisco, CA. 2 salaries reported, updated at October 1, 2021.

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Top companies for Design Directors in San Francisco, CA

  1. Siegel+Gale
    7 reviews6 salaries reported
    $172,789per year
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Highest paying cities for Design Directors near San Francisco, CA

  1. Mountain View, CA
    $123,250 per year
    5 salaries reported
  2. San Francisco, CA
    $122,420 per year
    18 salaries reported
  3. San Jose, CA
    $116,481 per year
    5 salaries reported
  1. New York, NY
    $116,241 per year
    6 salaries reported
  2. Washington, DC
    $116,223 per year
    5 salaries reported
  3. Oakland, CA
    $113,493 per year
    6 salaries reported
  1. Los Angeles, CA
    $110,022 per year
    12 salaries reported
  2. Chicago, IL
    $108,854 per year
    8 salaries reported
  3. Denver, CO
    $106,914 per year
    5 salaries reported
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Most common benefits for Design Directors

  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 36 ratings

69% of Design Directors in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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