Design Manager Salary (United States)

A Design Manager earns an average salary of $76,064 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are User Interface Design, Project Coordinating, and Engineering Design.
Design Manager Total Pay (?
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$47,554 - $121,018
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MEDIAN: $76,063
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Design Manager Total Pay (?
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$12.12 - $40.55
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$47,554 - $121,018  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $16,486  
Profit Sharing
$309.13 - $19,574  
Commission
$9,887 - $29,000  
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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$45,608 - $131,666  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 500
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.12 - $40.55  
   
Overtime
$23.76 - $59.18  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $16,486  
   
Commission
$9,887 - $29,000  
Profit Sharing
$309.13 - $19,574  
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).
)
$45,608 - $131,666  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 500
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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

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Dallas
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Detroit
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Chicago
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Columbus
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Atlanta
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National Average
$78,000
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Los Angeles
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Denver
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Experience Affects Design Manager Salaries

National Average
$78,000

Skills That Affect Design Manager Salaries

User Interface Design
up arrow 55%
Project Coordinating
up arrow 33%
Engineering Design
up arrow 25%
National Average
$78,000
Design
up arrow 1%
Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 1%
Project Management
up arrow 3%
up arrow 10%
Web Design
up arrow 25%

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Gender

Female
41%
female alumni
 
Male
59%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 10%
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