A Design Manager earns an average salary of $76,387 per year.
Design Manager Total Pay (?
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$46,605 - $120,656
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MEDIAN: $76,386
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Design Manager Total Pay (?
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$13.00 - $52.50
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$46,605 - $120,656  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $17,376  
Profit Sharing
$511 - $20,273  
Commission
$9,944 - $40,695  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$45,783 - $132,443  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 438
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$13.00 - $52.50  
   
Overtime
$23.67 - $89.40  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $17,376  
   
Commission
$9,944 - $40,695  
Profit Sharing
$511 - $20,273  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$45,783 - $132,443  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 438
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Job Description for Design Manager
Design managers can work in a variety of fields. They could, for example, work for a web design company or an interior decorator. They could also work directly with real estate developers, builders and sales teams to design and implement packages for new business developments as well as older business renovations. Regardless of the industry, design managers generally work with buyers during the selection process. They organize, maintain and make changes to designs as needed. They also meet with vendors to maximize revenue opportunities and often lead teams of other designers to ensure that a given project runs smoothly. Because of the interpersonal nature of their job position, design managers must have great written and verbal communication skills. In overseeing design teams, they are often responsible for the hiring (and firing) process, training and any performance evaluations that need to be handled.
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Design Manager Tasks
  • Develop hypotheses for brand improvement or growth and isolate key areas for brand opportunities.
  • Lead and develop project team, and determine strategies to improvement productivity or overall team processes.
  • Provide expertise on graphics, structures, and human factors to identify consumer needs and behaviors and develop a cohesive brand.
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Pay Difference By Location
San Jose
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Dallas
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Seattle
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Austin
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Chicago
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National Average
$78,000
Atlanta
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Columbus
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Los Angeles
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Minneapolis
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Experience Affects Design Manager Salaries

National Average
$78,000

Skills That Affect Design Manager Salaries

Design
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Computer Aided Design (CAD)
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National Average
$78,000
Project Management
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People Management
up arrow 4%
AutoCAD
up arrow 10%
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
42%
female alumni
 
Male
58%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
20%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 9%
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