Industrial Design Director Salary (United States)

Average pay for an Industrial Design Director in the United States is considerable, rounding six figures at $102,667 per year. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. The vast majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Industrial Design Directors. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Industrial Design Director Salary (?
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$58,237 - $161,331
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MEDIAN: $96,498
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National Salary Data

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$58,237 - $161,331  
   
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$0.00 - $29,825  
Total Pay (?
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$59,023 - $184,545  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 38
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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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$103,000
New York
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Industrial Design Directors will find that Los Angeles offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 61 percent. New York is the lowest-paying area, 14 percent south of the national average.

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Experience Affects Industrial Design Director Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$103,000
Mid-Career
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Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
21%
female alumni
 
Male
79%
male alumni

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 6%
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