Product Design Manager Salary

For Product Design Managers, annual average wages total $73K per year. With some bonuses approaching $16K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $17K, overall incomes of Product Design Managers spread between $41K and $122K depending on individual performance. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Male Product Design Managers are more prevalent than women among those who took the survey — 67 percent of professionals. Most Product Design Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$43,436 - $120,446
(Median)
$43K
$73K
$120K
MEDIAN: $72,998
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$12.60 - $36.49
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$13
$21
$36
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$43,436 - $120,446  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,893  
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).
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$41,459 - $122,343  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 122
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.60 - $36.49  
   
Overtime
$30.74 - $40.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,893  
   
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).
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$41,459 - $122,343  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 11
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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.

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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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Survey takers who work as Product Design Managers usually report a few specific skills. Product Development and Project Management are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Many workers who know Product Development also know Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Product Design Manager

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


Product Design Managers with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $56K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $68K. Product Design Managers bring in $81K after working for 10 to 20 years. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $92K.

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Experience Affects Product Design Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 24%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

National Average
$74,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Entry-Level
up arrow 25%

Skills That Affect Product Design Manager Salaries

Product Development
up arrow 2%

National Average
$74,000

Project Management
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 15%
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