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Product Design Manager Salary

Pay for Product Design Managers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $74K annually. In the world of Product Design Managers, total cash compensation can vary between $44K and $123K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $16K and $17K, respectively. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 68 percent of Product Design Managers are male. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$43,436 - $120,446
MEDIAN: $73,724

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
$43,436 - $120,446  
$0.00 - $15,659  
Profit Sharing
$981 - $17,458  
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).
$43,790 - $122,601  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 122

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Job Description for Product Design Manager

Duties of a product design manager include hiring and supervising staff, implementing appropriate staff training, and assessing the accuracy of work produced by their work group. Product design managers spend a great deal of the work day coordinating with other teams on projects and directing general operations, product testing, and quality assurance. Product design managers may also propose budgets for upcoming projects. The most important attribute for a product design manager is the ability to coordinate and plan projects, keeping their work group in line with the predetermined goals and deadlines.


Product Design Manager Tasks

  • Create, proof, and evaluate designs for impact, policy adherence, and ROI.
  • Establish and align project timelines in accordance with up and downstream dependencies.
  • Create strategies for design creation and implementation of products through cross team collaboration and stakeholder analysis.
  • Support product designers through coaching, training, and escalation management.

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Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Product Design Managers who took the survey. Product Development and Project Management are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Project Management. It is not unusual for someone who knows Product Development to be familiar with Project Management as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Product Design Manager

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

Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Product Design Managers. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $56K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $68K. Product Design Managers bring in $83K after working for 10 to 20 years. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $98K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Skills That Affect Product Design Manager Salaries

Product Development

National Average

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.


32 %
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 16%