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Industrial Design Director Salary

Industrial Design Directors in the United States can expect to earn a very generous salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $110K) surpassing six figures annually. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Making up 78 percent of those who took the survey, male Industrial Design Directors greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Job satisfaction for Industrial Design Directors is high. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$65,000 - $157,461
(Median)
$65K
$110K
$160K
MEDIAN: $110,480
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$67,871 - $179,641  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 54

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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

  • 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 38%

Experienced
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National Average
$111,000

Mid-Career
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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
41%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 96% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 4%
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