Industrial Designer Salary (United States)

An Industrial Designer earns an average salary of $51,765 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. A skill in Concepts and Standards is associated with high pay for this job.
Industrial Designer Total Pay (?
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$38,096 - $80,626
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MEDIAN: $51,764
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Industrial Designer Total Pay (?
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$14.45 - $43.58
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$38,096 - $80,626  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,936  
Profit Sharing
$301.00 - $10,054  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$36,263 - $85,450  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,431
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$14.45 - $43.58  
   
Overtime
$11.69 - $49.39  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,936  
   
Profit Sharing
$301.00 - $10,054  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$36,263 - $85,450  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,431
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Job Description for Industrial Designer
Industrial designers begin their careers by obtaining a bachelor's or master's degree in industrial design, product design or a similar field. Industrial designers utilize their mastery of core design principles to tackle complex problems revolving around the properties and designs of products and systems that need to work effectively and efficiently while still being aesthetically pleasing and convenient.
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Industrial Designer Tasks
  • Oversee projects from inception to completion, reviewing project plans, designs and deliverables.
  • Input on industrial design, aesthetic, interface and functional solutions for products.
  • Responsible for material selection and recommendation, work through debugging issues with new items.
  • Develop and design manufactured products, such as cars, home appliances, and children's toys.
  • Create presentations and reports for new items.

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Pay Difference By Location
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$53,000
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Portland
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Industrial Designer Reviews

What is it like working as an Industrial Designer?
Industrial Designer in Baltimore:
"Casual Corporate Culture."
Pros: I enjoy having the flexibility but still the responsibility that you're work has to get done and meet deadlines. I like the variety of projects and the casual nature of the R&D team.
Cons: No benefits, time is not always respected, lots of hours during peak busy times.
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Experience Affects Industrial Designer Salaries

National Average
$53,000

Skills That Affect Industrial Designer Salaries

Product Development
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Engineering Design
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Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
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National Average
$53,000
Computer Aided Design (CAD)
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Design
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Adobe Photoshop
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3D Rendering
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Autodesk SketchBook Pro
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Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 438 votes.
Gender
Female
18%
female alumni
 
Male
82%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
6%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 15%
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