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Experienced Design Manager Salary

Median pay for Experienced Design Managers is around $82K annually. Total cash compensation to Experienced Design Managers bottoms out near $56K and approaches $135K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $19K from bonuses and almost $10K from profit sharing. Male Experienced Design Managers who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (69 percent) are men. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The majority of Experienced Design Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
$54,688 - $123,634
MEDIAN: $82,224

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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.
$54,688 - $123,634  
$0.00 - $19,342  
Profit Sharing
$301.00 - $10,304  
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).
$55,584 - $135,107  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 246
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Pay Difference by Location

Surpassing the national average by 76 percent, Experienced Design Managers in San Jose receive some of the highest pay in the country. Experienced Design Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Chicago (+49 percent), San Francisco (+40 percent), Austin (+23 percent), and New York (+16 percent). The lowest-paying market is Atlanta, which sits 16 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Los Angeles (15 percent lower) and Minneapolis (13 percent lower).

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 56 votes.


31 %
69 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 11%