Generous salaries abound for Industrial Design Directors in the United States, with average pay above six figures ($117K) per year. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. For the most part, Industrial Design Directors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Industrial Design Directors who answered the questionnnaire. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$73,410 - $149,464
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$0.00 - $34,604  
Profit Sharing
$3,931  
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$78,470 - $167,970  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 56

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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

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

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Q: 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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Key Stats for Industrial Design Director

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
60%
20 years or more
24%
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Experience Affects Industrial Design Director Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 6%

Experienced
0%

National Average
$123,000

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 14%

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
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
60%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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