The average Design Manager with Graphic Design skills can expect to rake in roughly $68K annually. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. The majority of Design Managers with Graphic Design skills (61 percent) who took the survey are women. Work is enjoyable for Design Managers with Graphic Design skills, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$43,092 - $98,715
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$43K
$68K
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MEDIAN: $68,499
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$12.08 - $30.62
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MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$43,092 - $98,715  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,080  
Profit Sharing
$4,950  
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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$41,348 - $100,098  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 120
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.08 - $30.62  
   
Overtime
$31.75  
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$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,080  
   
Commission
$11,000  
Profit Sharing
$4,950  
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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$41,348 - $100,098  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | 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.


Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $52K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $66K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $78K in this role. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $66K.

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Experience Affects Design Manager Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 17%

National Average
$67,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Late-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 22%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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