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Industrial Design Director Salary (United States)

Industrial Design Directors in the United States see excellent average salaries — about $103K annually. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Most Industrial Design Directors are men (79 percent). The majority of Industrial Design Directors claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Industrial Design Director Salary (?
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$58,237 - $161,331
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MEDIAN: $96,498
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National Salary Data

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$58,237 - $161,331  
   
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$0.00 - $29,825  
Total Pay (?
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$59,023 - $184,545  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 38
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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.

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Pay Difference By Location

Los Angeles
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$103,000
New York
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For Industrial Design Directors, Los Angeles provides a pay rate that is 61 percent greater than the national average. Falling short of the national average by 14 percent, the area with the worst salaries is New York.

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Experience Affects Industrial Design Director Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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$103,000
Mid-Career
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Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
21%
female alumni
 
Male
79%
male alumni

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 6%