Experienced Design Manager Salary

An average Experienced Design Manager can expect to take home roughly $84K annually. Overall incomes of Experienced Design Managers generally bottom out at around $56K and peak near $136K; the final number can, in exceptional cases, include upwards of $20K each for bonuses and profit sharing proceeds. Men account for the majority of Experienced Design Managers who responded to the questionnaire — 64 percent to be exact. Job satisfaction for Experienced Design Managers is high. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$56,199 - $126,055
(Median)
$56K
$84K
$130K
MEDIAN: $83,623
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$18.45 - $58.96
(Median)
$18
$30
$59
MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$56,199 - $126,055  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,509  
Profit Sharing
$310.94 - $19,392  
Commission
$10,000  
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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$56,288 - $135,539  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 378
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$18.45 - $58.96  
   
Overtime
$52.00  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,509  
   
Commission
$10,000  
Profit Sharing
$310.94 - $19,392  
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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$56,288 - $135,539  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 19
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $85,667

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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 Chicago (+48 percent), San Francisco (+27 percent), Austin (+26 percent), and Miami (+24 percent). Minneapolis ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 14 percent below the national average. Atlanta and Los Angeles are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 6 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively.

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Skills That Affect Design Manager Salaries

Engineering Design
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Project Management
up arrow 4%

National Average
$86,000

Design
up arrow 1%

People Management
up arrow 4%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 5%

Web Design
up arrow 7%

Graphic Design
up arrow 8%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 12%

AutoCAD
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 69 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
medical benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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