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Industrial Design Director Salary

Industrial Design Directors receive generous compensation in the United States — earning an average of $112K per year, their standard salaries shoot well into the six-figure range. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. 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. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Industrial Design Directors. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$60,953 - $159,250
(Median)
$61K
$110K
$160K
MEDIAN: $111,521
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$60,953 - $159,250  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $30,410  
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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$61,825 - $182,428  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 51

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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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Experience Affects Industrial Design Director Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 39%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$113,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 96% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 4%