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 ($112K). Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Most Industrial Design Directors survey respondents are men (79 percent). Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$73,215 - $154,029
(Median)
$73K
$110K
$150K
MEDIAN: $112,279
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$73,215 - $154,029  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $34,679  
Profit Sharing
$1,200  
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$78,548 - $178,506  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 79
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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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Survey results show that Industrial Design Directors typically report just a few professional skills. Computer Aided Design and Design are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Design and Computer Aided Design as skills, however, tend to be associated with significantly smaller paychecks.

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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 27%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$117,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 18%

Skills That Affect Industrial Design Director Salaries

National Average
$117,000

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 20%

Design
up arrow 23%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
46%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
medical benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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