In a profession for which the median take-home is approximately $86K, over a third of overall earnings for Experienced Design Managers arrives through commissions. Overall cash earnings for Experienced Design Managers stretch from $57K on the lower end to $143K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $20K from bonuses and $25K from profit sharing. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$57,477 - $136,900
$57K
$84K
$140K
MEDIAN: $83,558
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$18.12 - $35.97
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$57,477 - $136,900  
   
Bonus
$745 - $19,574  
Profit Sharing
$350.00 - $25,000  
Commission
$30,000  
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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$57,262 - $143,215  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 276
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$18.12 - $35.97  
   
Overtime
$38.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$745 - $19,574  
   
Commission
$30,000  
Profit Sharing
$350.00 - $25,000  
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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$57,262 - $143,215  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 14

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $85,693

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For Experienced Design Managers, working in the bustling city of San Jose has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Experienced Design Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+27 percent), New York (+27 percent), Austin (+26 percent), and Miami (+24 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Minneapolis, 14 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Atlanta and Columbus (7 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively).

Key Stats for Design Manager

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.
10-19 years
88%
20 years or more
12%
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Skills That Affect Design Manager Salaries

User Interface Design
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People Management
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Engineering Design
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Web Design
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National Average
$86,000

up arrow 4%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 8%

Graphic Design
up arrow 8%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 9%

autodesk autocad
up arrow 11%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 12%

AutoCAD
up arrow 13%

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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