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 $118K) surpassing six figures annually. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a large number earn dental coverage. Industrial Design Directors who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 82 percent. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$77,281 - $150,020
$77K
$120K
$150K
MEDIAN: $117,611
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$77,281 - $150,020  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $34,521  
Profit Sharing
$1,017  
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$83,869 - $169,187  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 53
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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
18 %
Male
82 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
7%
10-19 years
64%
20 years or more
25%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Industrial Design Director Salaries

Late-Career
▲4%

▼0%

National Average
$125,000

Mid-Career
▼21%

Skills That Affect Industrial Design Director Salaries

National Average
$125,000

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
▼7%

Team Leadership
▼15%

Design
▼27%

Engineering Design
▼27%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
7%
10-19 years
64%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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