Industrial Design Director Salary

Industrial Design Directors in the United States can look forward to a sizeable six-figure salary — around $110K per year on average. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. For the most part, Industrial Design Directors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. The vast majority of Industrial Design Directors (81 percent) survey respondents are men. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$70,234 - $157,004

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$70,710 - $178,931  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 65
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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
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Experienced
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National Average
$115,000

Mid-Career
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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 96% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 4%
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