Industrial Design Director Salary (United States)

Industrial Design Directors in the United States can expect to earn a very comfortable salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $102,667) surpassing six figures annually. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Industrial Design Directors. The majority of Industrial Design Directors claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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  
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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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For those looking to make money, Industrial Design Directors in Los Angeles enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 61 percent above the national average. Those in the field find the lowest salaries in New York, 14 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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National Average
$103,000
Mid-Career
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Job Satisfaction

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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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