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Industrial Design Director Salary (United States)

Wages for Industrial Design Directors in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($112K) per year. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Men account for the majority of Industrial Design Directors who responded to the questionnaire — 80 percent to be exact. Most Industrial Design Directors report high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
Industrial Design Director Salary (?
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$60,414 - $165,728
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MEDIAN: $110,694
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National Salary Data

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$60,414 - $165,728  
   
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$0.00 - $32,050  
Total Pay (?
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$67,871 - $187,100  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 43
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Job Description for Industrial Design Director

  • 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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Pay Difference By Location

Los Angeles
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$112,000
New York
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For Industrial Design Directors, busy Los Angeles offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 47 percent above the national average. Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Industrial Design Directors in New York earning a whopping 21 percent below the national average.

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Experience Affects Industrial Design Director Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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$112,000
Mid-Career
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Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
20%
female alumni
 
Male
80%
male alumni

Years of Experience

1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 95% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 5%