Wages for Industrial Design Directors in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($112K) per year. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Men account for the majority of Industrial Design Directors who responded to the questionnaire — 80 percent to be exact. Most Industrial Design Directors report high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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).
$67,871 - $187,100
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 43
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.