Average pay for an Industrial Design Director in the United States is considerable, rounding six figures at $117K per year. Geographic 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. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a large number earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$72,966 - $149,651
(Median)
$73K
$120K
$150K
MEDIAN: $116,609
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$72,966 - $149,651  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $34,604  
Profit Sharing
$3,931  
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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$77,920 - $168,369  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 55
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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.

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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

Late-Career
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National Average
$123,000

Experienced
up arrow 1%

Mid-Career
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Skills That Affect Industrial Design Director Salaries

National Average
$123,000

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 6%

Team Leadership
up arrow 13%

Design
up arrow 26%

Engineering Design
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
60%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
medical benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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