Industrial Design Director Salary

Average pay for Industrial Design Directors in the United States is more than reasonable, with annual salaries pushing past the six-figure mark ($117K). Residence and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and most earn dental coverage. Men account for the majority of Industrial Design Directors who responded to the questionnaire — 84 percent to be exact. Most Industrial Design Directors report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$86,611 - $149,276
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MEDIAN: $117,314
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$86,611 - $149,276  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $33,935  
Profit Sharing
$2,500  
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$86,981 - $167,583  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 57

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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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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
16 %
Male
84 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
63%
20 years or more
22%
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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 9 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
63%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
no benefits
None: 12%
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