Average Design Managers with Graphic Design skills make around $69K per year. Location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Female Design Managers with Graphic Design skills survey participants are more prevalent than men — 61 percent of professionals. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$44,561 - $102,126
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$69K
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MEDIAN: $69,174
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$12.08 - $30.39
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MEDIAN: $20.97
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$44,561 - $102,126  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,080  
Profit Sharing
$2,200  
Commission
$11,000  
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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$41,927 - $105,313  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 121
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.08 - $30.39  
   
Overtime
$31.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,080  
   
Commission
$11,000  
Profit Sharing
$2,200  
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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$41,927 - $105,313  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 20

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Pay by Experience Level for Design Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


The average beginner in this position makes around $52K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $67K. For Design Managers with Graphic Design skills, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $79K. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $70K.

Key Stats for Design Manager

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 33 votes.
036
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
11%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Design Manager Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 16%

Late-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$68,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 24%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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