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Product Design Manager Salary

Pay for Product Design Managers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $71K per year. Cash earnings for Product Design Managers — which occasionally include more than $14K from bonuses and more than $17K from profit sharing — stretch from around $45K to approximately $122K. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 66 percent of Product Design Managers are male. For the most part, Product Design Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
$42,992 - $119,941
MEDIAN: $71,369

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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.
$42,992 - $119,941  
$0.00 - $14,191  
Profit Sharing
$101.37 - $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).
$45,047 - $122,088  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 126
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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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Product Design Managers report a focused set of job skills. Product Development and Project Management are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Employees educated in Product Development are typically practiced in Project Management, too.

Pay by Experience Level for Product Design Manager

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

For many Product Design Managers, more experience generally translates to higher pay. During their first five years in the workforce, individuals in this position earn $57K on average. Survey participants with five to 10 years under their belts see an only a slightly bigger average of $67K. On average, Product Design Managers make $81K following one to two decades on the job. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $98K.

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Experience Affects Product Design Manager Salaries

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Skills That Affect Product Design Manager Salaries

National Average

Product Development
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Project Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 35 votes.


34 %
66 %

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: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 15%