Product Design Manager Salary

Product Design Managers in the United States take home approximately $73K per year on average. Total cash compensation to Product Design Managers bottoms out near $41K and approaches $122K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $16K from bonuses and almost $17K from profit sharing. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Male Product Design Managers are more prevalent than women among those who took the survey — 67 percent of professionals. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$43,369 - $120,572
(Median)
$43K
$73K
$120K
MEDIAN: $73,376
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$12.60 - $36.49
(Median)
$13
$21
$36
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$43,369 - $120,572  
   
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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$41,217 - $122,471  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 121
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 (?
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.
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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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$41,217 - $122,471  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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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Professional skills reported by Product Design Managers are few in number. Product Development and Project Management are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Project Management. Project Management is a skill commonly found among those who know Product Development.

Pay by Experience Level for Product Design Manager

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


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. 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 $69K. Product Design Managers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $81K. Product Design Managers who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $98K.

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Experience Affects Product Design Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 32%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

National Average
$74,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Entry-Level
up arrow 25%

Skills That Affect Product Design Manager Salaries

Product Development
0%

National Average
$74,000

Project Management
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

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