An Entry-Level Design Manager earns an average salary of $59,693 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Engineering Design, Computer Aided Design (CAD), and People Management.

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MEDIAN: $59,693
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$40,086 - $95,293  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,950  
Profit Sharing
$2,543  
Commission
$12,000  
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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$36,883 - $94,803  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 112
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.25 - $30.00  
   
Overtime
$30.00  
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$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,950  
   
Commission
$12,000  
Profit Sharing
$2,543  
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).
)
$36,883 - $94,803  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 24
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $57,738

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Design Manager Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Design Manager in Fort Worth:
"Summary."
Lighting isn't what most people would think. Common sense should prevail and one should always remember that criteria is very seldom set in stone. Local criteria should always be checked and follow to the best of your ability.

Design Manager in Beltsville:
"Empowering your staff is as important as managing."
You cannot manage what you do not measure. No employee is the same. Learn how each works and what motivates them. Empower and support each employee for independent success.

Design Manager in Beltsville:
"Empowering your staff is as important as managing your staff."
You cannot manage what you do not measure. No employee is the same. Find out how they work and what motivates them. Empower and support your staff so they will be successful and independent.

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Skills That Affect Design Manager Salaries

Engineering Design
up arrow 37%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 28%

People Management
up arrow 13%

AutoCAD
up arrow 10%

autodesk autocad
up arrow 5%

Design
up arrow 3%

National Average
$58,000

Project Management
up arrow 3%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 8%

Graphic Design
up arrow 10%

Web Design
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
medical benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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