Industrial Design Director Salary

Industrial Design Directors in the United States can expect to earn a very comfortable salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $113K) surpassing six figures annually. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Making up 78 percent of those who took the survey, male Industrial Design Directors greatly outnumber their female counterparts. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$69,043 - $159,434
(Median)
$69K
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MEDIAN: $112,713
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$69,531 - $176,366  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 60
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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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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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Experience Affects Industrial Design Director Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 29%

Experienced
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National Average
$116,000

Mid-Career
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 96% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 4%
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