Product Designer Salary

The average pay for a Product Designer is $64,638 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases sharply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Interaction Design, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), HTML, User Experience (UX) Design, and User Interface Design. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
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$40,187 - $115,838
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MEDIAN: $64,637
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$15.04 - $54.76
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MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$40,187 - $115,838  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,468  
Profit Sharing
$582 - $9,967  
Commission
$10,000  
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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$39,172 - $118,301  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 774
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.04 - $54.76  
   
Overtime
$15.21 - $54.30  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,468  
   
Commission
$10,000  
Profit Sharing
$582 - $9,967  
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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$39,172 - $118,301  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 135
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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.

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $64,207

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Product Designer Reviews

What is it like working as a Product Designer?

Product Designer in San Francisco:
"Creative, technical, intellectual, multi-disciplinary."
Pros: The problems are loosely defined and possible solutions are broad. Opportunity to impact many millions of people. Lots of value being created by a relatively small number of people. The work environment is designed to intrinsically motivate, doesn't rely on external motivators (carrots and sticks). The field is nascent and best practices are still being defined.
Cons: High amounts of ambiguity, uncertainty, and failure can lead to feelings of dissatisfaction.

Product Designer in Billerica:
"Design, Detail, Manage Projects from start to finish."
Pros: There is always work to do. Our company has experience professionals and the resources to get the job done at a quality the client appreciates.
Cons: Inconsistency and thoroughness of due process and micro-managing from others in the office.

Product Designer in San Francisco:
"Product Designer."
Pros: Ability to pull together a team of managers, researchers and engineerings (plus designers like myself) to produce an amazing product that impacts people on a daily basis.
Cons: I sometimes feel frustrated by changing priorities, projects and having deadlines that require more research and design time than we actually have. Stress can be a factor, as can having to make judgements with limited data.

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Experience Affects Product Designer Salaries




National Average
$64,000


Skills That Affect Product Designer Salaries

Interaction Design
up arrow 74%

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
up arrow 70%

HTML
up arrow 62%



User Research
up arrow 37%

Web Development
up arrow 25%

Pro/Engineer
up arrow 3%

National Average
$64,000

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 2%

up arrow 5%






Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 136 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
medical benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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