A large fraction of take-home pay for Experienced Design Managers comes from commissions — over a third on average, in fact. The median overall income in this field is approximately $86K. With some bonuses approaching $19K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $24K, overall incomes of Experienced Design Managers spread between $56K and $138K depending on individual performance. Work is enjoyable for Experienced Design Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$57,636 - $131,856
(Median)
$58K
$84K
$130K
MEDIAN: $84,324
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$18.17 - $35.80
(Median)
$18
$26
$36
MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$57,636 - $131,856  
   
Bonus
$979 - $19,189  
Profit Sharing
$202.73 - $24,361  
Commission
$33,000  
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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$55,982 - $138,347  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 277
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$18.17 - $35.80  
   
Overtime
$38.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$979 - $19,189  
   
Commission
$33,000  
Profit Sharing
$202.73 - $24,361  
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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$55,982 - $138,347  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 15
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $85,958

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Experienced Design Managers will find that San Jose offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 57 percent. Experienced Design Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Austin (+26 percent), San Francisco (+25 percent), Miami (+24 percent), and Dallas (+18 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Minneapolis, 14 percent below the national average. Employers pay around 7 percent less in Atlanta and 5 percent less in Columbus, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Skills That Affect Design Manager Salaries

User Interface Design
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Engineering Design
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Project Management
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National Average
$86,000

People Management
up arrow 3%

Design
up arrow 4%

Web Design
up arrow 4%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 6%

Graphic Design
up arrow 9%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 9%

autodesk autocad
up arrow 10%

AutoCAD
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
medical benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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