Industrial Design Director Salary

Industrial Design Directors in the United States can look forward to a sizeable six-figure salary — around $112K per year on average. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Male Industrial Design Directors are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Most Industrial Design Directors like their work and job satisfaction is high. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$73,215 - $154,029
MEDIAN: $112,279

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$78,548 - $178,506  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 79
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Job Description for Industrial Design Director

Industrial design directors are responsible for directing and overseeing the correct industrial design processes in their organization. These individuals are in charge of facilitating and reviewing industrial design standards and completing production output. In addition, they provide support to creative tasks, including the concept, the quality assurance processes, and everything in between.


Industrial Design Director Tasks

  • Collaborate with manufacturing, engineering and/or packaging groups to ensure product consistency.
  • Select and present designs, working to increase reach and acceptance.
  • Lead and manage a team of designers, assigning tasks and overseeing budgets.
  • Create and update department policies, procedures, standards, and goals.

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What is it like working as an Industrial Design Director?

Industrial Design Director in Atlanta:
Pros: I have the opportunity to enjoy a very diverse portfolio of work. Also enjoy interacting with my coworkers.
Cons: Some people have a mediocre personality and low standards of work ethics.

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Experience Affects Industrial Design Director Salaries

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Skills That Affect Industrial Design Director Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.


21 %
79 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
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20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
medical benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 6%