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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

as national average
Average $189,100
Low $118,543
High $301,652
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a design director is $189,100 per year in San Francisco, CA. 4 salaries reported, updated at June 21, 2023

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Top companies for Design Directors in San Francisco, CA

  1. NIKE
    11,865 reviews8 salaries reported
    $184,491per year
  2. $164,340per year
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Highest paying cities for Design Directors near San Francisco, CA

  1. Menlo Park, CA
    $257,649 per year
    6 salaries reported
  2. Santa Clara, CA
    $174,160 per year
    5 salaries reported
  3. San Francisco, CA
    $163,763 per year
    11 salaries reported
  1. San Diego, CA
    $163,480 per year
    5 salaries reported
  2. San Jose, CA
    $144,130 per year
    7 salaries reported
  3. Mountain View, CA
    $142,812 per year
    7 salaries reported
  1. Los Angeles, CA
    $141,136 per year
    22 salaries reported
  2. Sacramento, CA
    $139,154 per year
    5 salaries reported
  3. Oakland, CA
    $124,870 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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