Product Designer Salary

On average, commissions constitute a fair portion (roughly nine in ten) of final income for Product Designers. That final number averages out to $60K across the industry. In the world of Product Designers, total cash compensation can vary between $37K and $106K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $10K and $16K, respectively. Residence and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. For the most part, Product Designers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 66 percent of Product Designers are male. A large number enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to about one-half. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$39,070 - $103,612
(Median)
$39K
$60K
$100K
MEDIAN: $60,246
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$14.05 - $43.82
(Median)
$14
$23
$44
MEDIAN: $22.00
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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.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$39,070 - $103,612  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,787  
Profit Sharing
$408.51 - $16,442  
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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$37,475 - $105,930  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 493
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.05 - $43.82  
   
Overtime
$11.17 - $54.81  
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.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,787  
   
Profit Sharing
$408.51 - $16,442  
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).
)
$37,475 - $105,930  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 115

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Job Description for Product Designer

Product designers are responsible for designing and developing the majority of the consumer products that people use in their everyday lives. All industries that manufacture consumer products employ product designers. For example, product designers work in electronics, furniture design, general manufacturing, automotive manufacturing, and many other fields. More specialized fields include medical technology and telecommunications device manufacturing. While many product designers work to meet consumer needs with completely new products, many of the product designers' job responsibilities involve improving existing designs. Design improvement may be needed for a variety of reasons, such as improvement of functionality, improvement of appearance, and manufacturing cost reductions.

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Product Designer Tasks

  • Coordinate artists or layout designers to ensure accurate design communication and efficiency.
  • Modify or revise designs to meet customer needs or production limitations.
  • Create design concepts, sketches, drawings, and illustrations, and determine the best presentation strategies.
  • Research and remain up-to-date on current market trends.

Common Career Paths for Product Designer


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Many Product Designers move into Industrial Designer roles. Industrial Designers seem to make a little less than Product Designers as their salaries average out to $51K a year.

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Popular Skills for Product Designer


Product Designers report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with HTML, User Interface Design, and Web Development are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 41 percent, 37 percent, and 32 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Design, Adobe Illustrator, and SolidWorks. Most people skilled in Adobe Photoshop are similarly competent in Design and Product Development. It is often found that people who know Adobe Illustrator are also skilled in Product Development.

Pay by Experience Level for Product Designer

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Product Designers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $50K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $66K. Product Designers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $68K. Product Designers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't higher than those with 10 to 20 years.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Product Designers in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 49 percent above the national average. Product Designers will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+32 percent), Austin (+18 percent), Los Angeles (+13 percent), and New York (+12 percent). In Chicago, salaries are 9 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market.

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Experience Affects Product Designer Salaries




National Average
$60,000


Skills That Affect Product Designer Salaries

HTML
up arrow 41%


Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
up arrow 32%

Web Development
up arrow 32%

User Research
up arrow 30%

Pro/Engineer
up arrow 6%

National Average
$60,000

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 2%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 2%

Product Development
up arrow 3%

SolidWorks
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Project Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 133 votes.

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 13%