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Experienced Design Manager Salary

Earnings for Experienced Design Managers come in at around $83K per year on average. Overall cash earnings for Experienced Design Managers vary widely between $56K and $135K; for a few high rollers, the final number can encompass upwards of $19K each from bonuses and profit sharing proceeds. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 66 percent of Experienced Design Managers are male. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$54,981 - $124,961
MEDIAN: $83,379

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
$54,981 - $124,961  
$0.00 - $19,370  
Profit Sharing
$304.10 - $20,134  
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).
$55,910 - $134,839  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 305

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Pay Difference by Location

Experienced Design Managers will find that Chicago offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 46 percent. Experienced Design Managers will also find cushy salaries in San Jose (+41 percent), San Francisco (+37 percent), Miami (+23 percent), and Austin (+21 percent). Falling short of the national average by 15 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Minneapolis. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Los Angeles and Atlanta (14 percent lower and 7 percent lower, respectively).

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Skills That Affect Experienced Design Manager Salaries

Engineering Design
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Computer Aided Design (CAD)
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National Average

People Management
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Graphic Design
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Web Design
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 66 votes.


34 %
66 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 10%