The average salary for a Product Designer is $73,544 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), Interaction Design, User Research, User Experience (UX) Design, and User Interface Design.
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$41,967 - $121,914
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MEDIAN: $73,544
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$15.05 - $59.80
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$41,967 - $121,914  
   
Bonus
$522 - $18,580  
Profit Sharing
$304.10 - $28,188  
Commission
$9,826  
Total Pay (?
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$40,367 - $124,727  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 796
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.05 - $59.80  
   
Overtime
$18.75 - $64.54  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$522 - $18,580  
   
Commission
$9,826  
Profit Sharing
$304.10 - $28,188  
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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$40,367 - $124,727  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 105

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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

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

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $72,870

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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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Key Stats for Product Designer

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 95 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Product Designer Salaries



National Average
$73,000



Skills That Affect Product Designer Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 95 votes.

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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