Industrial Designer Salary

An Industrial Designer earns an average salary of $53,011 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
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$38,719 - $82,101
(Median)
$39K
$53K
$82K
MEDIAN: $53,011
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$14.40 - $46.32
(Median)
$14
$21
$46
MEDIAN: $20
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$38,719 - $82,101  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,874  
Profit Sharing
$492.25 - $10,406  
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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$36,974 - $86,505  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,335
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.40 - $46.32  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$20.08 - $46.59  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,874  
   
Profit Sharing
$492.25 - $10,406  
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).
)
$36,974 - $86,505  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 315
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Job Description for Industrial Designer

Most of the time, industrial designers work in the manufacturing sector. They design products and develop concepts for products that are manufactured at factories, such as home appliances, furniture, automobiles, electronics, and toys. They use their artistic, business, and engineering talents to design various products for manufacturers.

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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 by Experience Level for Industrial Designer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $53,242

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Industrial Designer Reviews

What is it like working as an Industrial Designer?

Industrial Designer in Grand Rapids:
"The day to day life of a designer at a growing company."
Pros: Work flexibility, new challenges to be solved every day, great team leader, family-like atmosphere.
Cons: Upper management is male dominant and often only interested in pushing forward with their own ideas instead of listening to the end consumer's feedback in order to create new/ better products, too much competition when teamwork is necessary to accomplish a common goal, a lot of 'I need this yesterday' requests from upper management.

Industrial Designer in Los Angeles:
"ID."
Pros: Very casual environment, everyone is so helpful, and the job is making toys so that's always fun.
Cons: The abrupt layoffs.

Industrial Designer in St Marys:
Pros: The variety of projects are interesting and the different programs that are used to create the products are engaging.
Cons: The pay isn't what I had hoped and there aren't a lot of opportunities to create new products.

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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Design
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Computer Aided Design (CAD)
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Concepts and Standards
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National Average
$53,000

3D Rendering
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Adobe Photoshop
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SolidWorks
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Adobe Illustrator
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AutoCAD
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Autodesk SketchBook Pro
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 265 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
medical benefits
Vision: 46%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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