Backstage VIP Access: 2015 Salaries for Creative Jobs in San Francisco

What does it mean to hold a backstage pass to Moolah Palooza: San Francisco? It means you have exclusive access to current hiring and compensation trends impacting creative jobs in San Francisco. Moolah Palooza is the 2015 Salary Guide published by The Creative Group (TCG), and it includes knowledge gleaned from our Bay Area creative recruiters. You’ll find starting salary ranges in the guide for more than 125 interactive, design, marketing, advertising and public relations positions.

We’ve also compiled a list of the top creative jobs in San Francisco. Professionals who possess these skill sets are some of the most in-demand rock stars right now. They bring their own jam band in their pockets!

  • Front-end Web developer (1 to 3 years)
  • Marketing analytics specialist (3 years)
  • SEO/SEM specialist (3 years)
  • User experience (UX) specialist
  • Web designer (1 to 5 years)

Of course, if you’re hoping to snag one of these creative jobs, you’ll need to stand out amongst some stiff competition. And Karin Katselis, branch manager of TCG's San Francisco team, shares her best advice. "Teams are working more cross-functionally than ever before.” she says. “So we're seeing an increased demand for hybrid skill sets, including web design and development, visual design and user experience. Candidates with mobile and application design experience are also highly sought."

Want more insight from Karin into the San Francisco job market and tips for getting hired? Pack your bag, jump on the tour bus and take a trip with us to Moolah Palooza: San Francisco!

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